Hidden Paintings in Pokemon

On Monday, we did marbling. We put shaving foam in a tub, added colour and mixed it in to make pictures. We did it inside one day, but ended up doing it outside because it was so messy! (Jayden)

Later in the week, we started our collages. We are going to hide hidden people in them, in rocks, behind windows, trees and leaves. (Charlie) We are going to put our collages in the Undercroft, as part of our exhibition! (Ted).

On Thursday, we went to the city centre to visit a gallery called the Undercroft (Diego). It was like a secret place, hidden behind the market (Savannah). It was like a secret city but with paintings. It was really cool because there were really good paintings (Jayden). The Undercroft was really cool – and the air was cool too! (Ted) In the self portrait room, there was a picture that looked realistic. And there was a mirror, so it looked like we were in the portrait. (Savannah). I was super proud of Pokemon and their amazing behaviour! (Nic).

Pokémon painting, people and playdoh!

We have had a busy 2 weeks!

We used instructions to make playdoh. We had to mix salt and flour together, and creme of tartare to make it more soft. Then we added boiling water with food colouring and something that gives it a smell, We had to stir it and knead it with our hands. If it got too sticky, we added more flour.

We used pipe cleaners and thread to make tiny people. Some of us found it hard, and others found it easy!

We made small pictures with watercolour paints. You have to add water to the paints – if you add a lot of water, you will get more paint. We painted smoothly to keep inside the lines. Then we did big paintings – some of us did it on our own and other worked with a partner. We are loving working as artists, because we are getting good at it!

This week’s art in Pokemon!

This week, we made a house out of clay. We painted them inside and outside to protect it. We used acrylic paint to do that. We had to cut a door out. It was for the Hidden People. By Diego

We did some painting outside. We used crayons, pencils, acrylic paints and water colour paints, felt tips, and oil pastels. By Jayden

Pokemon and the Hidden People!

We have learnt about the Hidden People in Iceland. They are very special to Icelanders, and there are doors on rocks and trees where they live. There have been times where they have needed to move a big rock, but the Icelanders say “no” because that’s where the Hidden People live!

We have made doors for the Hidden People, which we will put in the Forest School area. We painted the doors, and carefully decorated them with acrylic paint. Then we made little foods out of Fimo clay for the Hidden People.

We also planted flowers and seeds to grow in the classroom.

Holt Hall Day 3

by Harvey, Jack, Vinnie, Kody, Jamie and Krzys

This morning, we packed up our stuff before breakfast. Then, we did orienteering. We had to look at maps and find things. It was great fun.

After our snack, we went and built dens in the woods. Some of ours were good, some of them not so good!

Now we are eating lunch, and we are about to go home. Holt Hall was really fun, but we did miss our families. We had great fun in the dorms with our friends, and the food was amazing! We still have energy, even though we haven’t had much sleep!

Holt Hall Day 2

by Megan, Lily W, Morgan and Anastasija

This morning, we went to the forest and practised our survival skills. We gutted fish and cut up apples, then we put tin foil on them and put them in the fire that we made. We let them roast. We ate them, and they tasted yum! Some of us weren’t big fans of the sardines, but other people loved them. It was really fun because we all made shelters and fires, and we were working together and sharing ideas.

After lunch, we went back out and went pond dipping. We saw a couple of swans, and they made a heart shape with both of their necks! We took the animals we caught in the lake back to the Big Green Lab. We looked through a microscope and some of them didn’t look real! We looked at them really carefully to see if there was anything interesting about them. We caught a water stick insect that they have only caught 3 times before! They breathe through their tails!

This evening, we are having another film night with popcorn, and doing art. Tomorrow is our last day, we wish we could spend more time here!

Holt Hall Day 1

Written by Elspeth, Dexter and Jamie.

We arrived safely at Holt Hall! When we got here, we got our things into our bedrooms, and made our beds. Then we had lunch.

After that, we went outside and looked at trees. We found a giant redwood, which was 160 years old and felt really soft!

After a snack, and a quick game of table football or pool, we went outside to look for bugs in the walled garden. We found worms, woodlice, snails, spiders, and beetles. Then we read about what they ate, and we made food chains. We learnt that if an animal is eaten, it won’t just affect that animal, it will affect the whole food chain.

After dinner, which was roast and was really good, we are having social time in the hall. We are watching a movie, or reading in the library, or telling scary stories to each other!

We feel good. It’s fun so far, but we are a bit tired! Ms Denney hopes we are going to sleep well tonight!

Year 4 History Walk Thursday

We walked into the city to look for clues that told us buildings were old. We went to Elm Hill, The Cathedral, St Peter Mancroft and St Andrews.

The walk was very tiring, but it was actually very interesting as well (Isla).

As you were walking through Elm Hill, if you looked at the roofs, you would notice that one of the roofs was different. It was thatched. (Lily)

If you looked at the old buildings, you would notice that the windows were wonky because they were old. (Alfie)

When we were walking in Elm Hill, we saw wobbly buildings because the wood was on the bottom of the bricks, and the bricks were too heavy, so the wood warped. (Kacper)

When we were walking in the Cathedral, on both gates there were lots of carvings. (Morgan)

The city wall used to be around the city, and the Strangers were people who lived outside of it. There is a broken bit of wall near where Toys R Us used to be (Troy, Aron, Lily).

There were loads of streets where we normally went to, but we didn’t know they were really old (Isla)