Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tie Dye with Fashion+Textile Club

In Fashion and Textile Club we have been learning the Tie-Dye technique this week.
With Tie dye  you can produce beautiful textile patterns on fabric by tying parts of the cloth to shield it from the dye.

We had so much fun perfecting this new technique!

ARTefacts- Canopic Jars

Year 5 have been making crafting Canopic Jars this term in response to their Ancient Egypt topic.

We have been learning about Mummification. It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved.

A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. During the process of mummification, all of the major organs were removed and placed in canopic jars.

What are canopic jars?
Jars used by ancient Egyptians to hold mummified remains. During the mummification process the organs of the human body were removed and preserved separately in canopic jars.

What did the Egyptians put inside the jars?
The persons liver, intestines (guts), lungs and stomach were placed in canopic jas. Each organ was placed in a special jar with a top representing an animal or human head.

Why did each jar have a special top?
The Canopic Jars were decorated with the heads of the four sons of Horus.

These are our versions of Canopic Jars with sculptured heads of the four sons of Horus.
Amazing work Year 5! 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Nursery Animal Prints

Nursery have created these amazing paintings in response to  Animal prints we researched using the class ipads. We are very proud of your attention to detail and brush control. Well done Nursery! 

RAF Celebration Fly Past

Last week we saw an impressive aerial display of aircraft fly over the playground on its way to central  central London to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force
The spectacular event will took place as part of a series of special events throughout 2018 to mark the centenary. 
Featuring up to 100 aircraft, the flypast remembered the RAF's creation on April 1, 1918. Thanks to Year 5 for capturing these stunning photographs of the once in a lifetime event!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Year 6 Spanish Teachers

In Year 6, we have been working on a project where the students had to plan a lesson to teach another year group.

This week, Year 6 had to teach their Spanish lessons and they were amazing, we really enjoyed it!

Year 3


Year 1

Year 2

I am very proud of you! 

Good luck!


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Hackney Music Festival Instrumental Event

We had another great performance at the Round Chapel last week. Nine children from Year 5 gave an amazing rendition of 'Oh When the Saints'. 

Then all the children taking part in the festival came together to play the James Bond Theme Tune.  

I am really proud of you - well done! 

Friday, 6 July 2018

Spanish Club

In Club we have been learning all the colours in Spanish and we went outside to take photos at the things and objects we could find in our school playground.

We made a poster naming the object and the colour.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Hispanic Day

Last Friday in Gainsborough we celebrated the Hispanic Day!

We had a very special day because all the year groups cooked a Hispanic recipe.

Nursery and Reception cooked: Pan con tomae
Year 1: nachos
Year 2: sangrĂ­a
Year 3: tortilla
Year 4: quesadillas
Year 5: guacamole
Year 6: tortilla especial.

 We had so much fun! 

We also wrote the recipes in Spanish so we will share a recipe's book with you soon!

On Friday, we learnt Flamenco music and dance!