Once our designs had been carved into the polystyrene, we rolled printing ink out and created our repeating patterns in the style of William Morris. We printed using alternative patterns and used two colours to see the effect that it made. We then used our printing blocks and natural resources to create a class tapestry.
This week we are getting messy with lots of printing! We have learnt about William Morris who is an artist that focuses on printing, using nature as his influence. The children have practised printing with different materials to see the contrast in the effect this has, and designed their own printing block to print later is afternoon. The children have used nature as their influence.
Y4W had lots of fun researching the Viking invasion at Lindisfarne. We used the iPads to teach ourselves how and why the fierce Norsemen raided monasteries. After discussing our findings, we acted out the invasion and did some hot seating in the role of a Viking or a monk. To finish, we had a fun quiz to test our knowledge… THE BOYS WON! 🏆
Miss Waywell’s maths class really enjoyed counting squares to calculate the area of different rectilinear shapes. The children discovered for themselves that it was much quicker to use their times tables than count every square individually. They used Numicon and the hall tiles first to practically solve before moving onto further challenges like… What if the squares were hidden inside the shape? How would you solve the area?