• What is new?



    Don't forget to log on to: Purple Mash, Britannica and Read for your school! Remember to visit the reading blog too!

    If you quieten your mind, the symphony will start. This means: if you concentrate, all the 'good' things will happen!


    PE Wednesdays



    The Watercycle - evaporation [sun heats up water and it turns into a gas]-condensation [the droplets, which is a gas, cools down, clouds are formed]-precipitation [rain, hail, snow, sleet]-run-off [rivers, underground water]- collection [water gathers in the oceans] and the process starts again!


    Read something every day!

  • Hello and welcome!


    Your life will never improve unless you start making daily improvements. - Lewis Howes


    Ubuntu is an Ancient African word which means: 'I am', because 'we are' - which means - working together.

    Queen Nefertiti wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C.
    Hello and Welcome to your Y4 blog- previously the Y5V blog. The name 'Ubuntu' means also to help one another and work together, have compassion and humility - all linking to our 5 school values!

    Queen Cleopatra 69 BC
    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Always 'try!'
    A person who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints. So, do not copy other people, think outside the box and do what you need or want to do. Don't be a follower - be a leader.
    The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
    Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    The world is divided into people who do things – and people who get the credit.
    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Keep on dreaming, it's something good!
    Until you spread your wings, you have no idea how far you can fly. So, start doing! You'll be amazed by what you will achieve!


    Our values: Truth, Compassion, Contentment, Humility and Love   

    Our  ‘learning to learn’ skills are:
    Confidence to give everything a go, Persistence, Asking questions, Making links with prior learning, Sharing ideas and forming your own opinions, Creative problem-solving, Thinking things through – planning ahead


    Our shared values in Y4: To care for myself and others by making sure we are all safe and happy. To be honest in all we do and say. We always work hard and try our best. We listen carefully and do our work thoroughly. We make sure we are always giving our best, so everyone else can be the best that they can be. We look after our property.
    We like to be 'leaders' and not 'followers' We always choose the 'good' light inside of us. We make the right choices at the right time.



    Anyone can train hard for a short period. Winners give their best every hour of every day for months on end.


    Our Class blog: 2011_12 was shortlisted for the Educational Class Blog Award! Click the image to see we ended up in position nr 10! http://y5atschool.edublogs.org/
    We like to stop and think - before we do or speak.

    'Give children a thought and they’ll learn for a day. Teach them to think and they’ll learn for a lifetime.’David Hyerle
    If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.- William Arthur Ward
    You cannot write it, if you cannot say it; you cannot say it, if you haven't heard it.

    We love to share our way of thinking, it does help us in our learning!

  • Thank you for your visit

  • Archives

  • Be Awesome!


    Eye of Horus - Wedjat eye

  • We like to learn new things!


Art

I would LOVE to try this one out!

Teaching Watercolours to Children

Experience the true magic of watercolour by letting children experiment with ways of introducing texture to a painting.

What it will teach

This project will help master the crucial skill of watching paint dry… and thereby teach when to apply more paint and how much water to use! The project also offers the opportunity to consider ways of applying the paint, and the effect that layering paint has on the texture and colour of a finished piece.

What you need

I am always upset to see youthful enthusiasm thwarted by a lack of success due to the use of poor-quality art materials. Always give children the best you have available. In my experience, children do appreciate the difference – and they are quite capable of using them sensibly.

Watercolour paint – tubes are best; choose 3-5 colours that they like.
An old toothbrush
Salt
Masking fluid
Mapping pen
Find details of Siân’s latest classes and workshops at www.moortoseaarts.co.uk

What to do

1.) Using a mapping pen, apply fine lines of masking fluid radiating out from a central point to ‘draw’ the dandelion clock. Add dots and tiny crosses around the edge. Spatter patches of masking fluid onto the paper with the toothbrush. Let it dry.

2.) Dampen the paper with a brush. Mix up some watery washes and drop them onto the paper. Pick up the paper and move it around so that the colours blend. Let it dry – it should dry to a matt finish.

3.) Repeat the previous step with thicker paint. Watch carefully as it turns from glossy (wet) to mid-sheen (half-dry). Quickly place a drop of clean water on the centre of each dandelion clock. Flick drops of water over the paper with the toothbrush for different-sized shapes. Sprinkle salt in other areas. Let it dry. Watch what happens!

4.) Dampen the centres and drop in colour. Paint the stems with water, drop in colour at the top and hold the paper up so that the colour flows down the stem.

5.) Remove the masking fluid and marvel at the results.

 

Resource:

http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/how-to/family-art/335/teaching-watercolours-to-children

Copyright ©      Provided by PrimaryBlogger    Designed by WPDesigner    Hosted by PrimaryBlogger