Robins have been learning about Picasso’s Blue and Red Period.
Blue Period – Paintings that were part of his blue period were painted between 1901 and 1904. These paintings were painted using Monochromatic cold tones of blues and greens. The subjects of these painting were poor people suffering in poverty.
Rose Period – The Rose Period lasted from 1904 to 1906. Picasso was happy and Harlequins, circus performers and clowns appear frequently in the Rose Period. He painted with warmer tones of reds, and earthy tones.
Robins improved their watercolour art skills. They experimented with the amount of water to put on their paper/brush and the amount of paint needed to produce water colour washes. They experimented creating gradients of the same colour and how to use the qualities of the paint to produce an even wash of colour.
Robins have been planning and writing an introduction to their own fantasy stories.
First, Robins decided on their main characters, their build up, problem and resolution. Using our knowledge from our class reader, The Street Beneath My Feet, we chose a setting from the layers of the earth, like a cave.
Then, Robins started writing the beginning of their story, including fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and interesting adjectives.
As part of their primary research on why Greece is a popular tourist destination, Robins taste tested a range of Greek food.
We tried hummus and taramasalata with pitta bread or bread sticks. We also tried some plain Greek yoghurt. We tested some olives and Greek feta cheese. Then we rated each food out of five starts and wrote why we did or didn’t like it.
Next week, Robins will make a poster / blog about Greece.
Don’t forget to do extra research at home. The following links below may help you.
You may also wish to visit Kings Norton Library (or Birmingham Library) to read books about Greece. Remember to write notes in your homework book ready for next Tuesday’s lesson! (Or write them in the comments below)
Unravelling the book, the sound of “ahhh” and “ooooo” was filling the classroom.
This morning we explored our new class reader. “The street beneath my feet.”
In groups we have marvelled at this double-sided foldout book. It has showed us a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. We look forward to reading it again tomorrow and writing a book review about it later!
This morning in Guided Reading, the Robins in year 4 were reading poems. We used reading strategies to support our reading, replacing words we didn’t know with blank, using skimming and scanning ad phonics knowledge.
We took it in turns to read poems and then found nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in the poems we had read.