We have been using new techniques in art. First of all we used a colour wash to paint in the backgrounds to our harvest scenes. Once the paintings were dry we used oil pastels to add depth and detail. We had to draw small lines and dots rather than colour large areas. The good thing about oil pastels is that you can blend colours and keep adding one layer on top of another for a really good effect.
We learned that the paler the colour the more distant it appeared. We used the stronger colours for the corn and poppies in the foreground.
Harvest Pictures on PhotoPeach
We have been learning about Harvest, how it is celebrated in different religions and why harvest time was so important before we had supermarkets were we can buy fresh fruit and vegetables all year round.
We wrote harvest poems and used our best presentation skills to handwrite them onto our food tins. You can see our class display in the picture above. It is a bit like a display of tins in a supermarket – don’t breathe too hard or our tins will all fall down!
Once we had finished our poems we drew harvest pictures. You can see the finished result on our Expressive Arts page. We shared our work with the rest of the school in assembly. We read our poems beautifully.
We’ve been having great fun in our class making halloween lanterns. We cut the tops off the pumpkins and scooped out the seeds. We might try roasting the seeds, we are told that they are very tasty. Some of us have hamsters. They love to eat pumpkin seeds. Our hands got messy and the whole classroom smelt of pumpkin!
everyone is so excited about halloween and our halloween party tonite. our class has been making punkin faces and we have scooping guts out of our poor unfortunit orange guests.everything about our party is a secret until we all arive dressed as spookey characters or just fun costumes that we enjoy wearing
p4/5 went on an Autumn walk. We had to find 4 differrent shapes of leaves. We walked down to the pond near the sea.We worked in partners & we dressed properly.We had hot chotolate & some had tea . We did some sketching of the view from the sea wall. I drew the bass rock with the sea and the houses including Belhaven Church. When we got back to class we used our sketches to make some paintings. We had great fun on our walk paiting & everything else.
We are doing a Burgh topic. A Burgh is a town or city like Edinburgh and musselburgh .we are having lots of fun.
We are making a cardboard burgh.its so cool.
There is a main street and a back lane and a castle.the castle is at one end of the main street in the middle of the burgh there is a well and a dirty waste hole next to it.there is a big cross in the middle aswell.The long narrowplots on which houses stood were known as lofts or rigs.the land was divided into long plots nown as burbage plots.the burbage plotswere laid out by people called liners.The layout of the burgh depended on the geographyof the area.For example if a settlement had formed beside a castle or monestery on a hill,or round the base of the hill.
charters giving burgh status were usually granted to settlements wich already existed. once burgh status was granted this led to the formal laying out of the burgh.In scotland the burgh usually consisted of one single street with a back lane runing behind.houses were bilt on the part of the plot nearest the main street. The area behind,is known as the backland.