Gloucester’s March Blog
Hello and welcome back to Gloucester’s class blog! Spring is finally springing and the days are getting longer - at last! This month we celebrated world book day! The whole school came dressed in amazing costumes from their favourite books and completed a variety of activities throughout the day. We had the opportunity to join up with York Class and take part in a 'book buddy' reading session.
In English this month, we have continued combining new writing forms with content from our Science lessons, inventing our model text the life cycle of a plant.
We then started on a narrative piece and have been exploring the characters and setting in Alice in Wonderland. We used expanded noun phrases, prepositional phrases and similes to add interesting details to our writing.
In history and art we have been learning about architectural drawings and using perspective. Our subject focus has been Ancient Greece, so we have been using columned buildings, like the Parthenon, to practice using perspective. To inform this, we’ve traced the legacy of Ancient Greek architecture through history, looking at how neo-classical architecture in London, such as the British Museum, took inspiration from the ideals of Ancient Greece.
We’ve extended our understanding of perspective by looking at the work of British artist, David Hockney. Here are some of our artwork using perspective.
Some of us from Year 5 were fortunate enough to attend the Year 5 residential trip this month at PGL Liddington. The children had an amazing (albeit tiring) week, challenging themselves to try new things. From overcoming their fear of heights on the giant swing and building a raft to sail across the lake, to learning how to survive in outdoor conditions, the children had an experience that they will not forget in a hurry!
The children that stayed at school also had an amazing week! They were lucky enough to have two swimming sessions on Tuesday - one of which including them learning important water safety life skills. They also had a fun day in the sun when they ventured to the swing park and had some well-earnt free time.