year6


Monet Classroom Displays

Willow Class have created a monster Monet but sadly all I have for you are these lovely poppies!

Update – sad to say the Monet Monster has been deleted but you can still read about their project.

Over on their brand new blog Willow Warblers this year 6  class from St Andrew’s Primary School Yetminster have posted this gorgeous Monet classroom display. They say:

We have been learning about a Victorian Artist – Claude Monet. We investigated his style of impressionism and created a huge painting in his style. Each of us had a section of his painting “Water lily pond with water irises” which we scaled up. This was then put back together again et Voilà.
Why not pop over there and tell them how wonderful their work really is, and while you are there you can watch their video about it too!


I Spy Science

Welcome Back!, originally uploaded by tuckett.

Here’s a really fun way to welcome a class back after a holiday. Every item in the cabinet relates to something they are going to learn in the following term. There are riddles to solve too:
The Riddles
Tucket says:

I used this idea last year because my own son was so into the I Spy books. I try to use some “easy finds” and some challenges in each clue. Easy to switch around, change, update, and connect to current unit throughout the year. Could easily be adapted to a table top box style display if no showcase is available! Children may begin to write their own science riddles as well! Good Luck. Have fun.

So, just for fun, if you’ve a bit of time to spare and an interest in science why not see how many things you can spot? Can you solve the riddles? Answers on the photo in Flickr or below please.


Shelters in Design Technology

Shelters Display

Shelters Display

I love this set of displays for a design technology topic.
Made by Tom Barret, he says:

This is a set of photographs of my Design and Technology display on shelters. It is in a Year 6 class and is a unit that we teach alongside our World War 2 work in history. The final piece of work that the children produce is a model bomb shelter. Take a look at the notes on each photograph for more details as to what makes up the display.
What you currently see is the final, finished display – we had the display up throughout the unit and we slowly added to it as our knowledge and skills progressed. So it truly acted as a learning display for us.

In his excellent blog ICT In My Classroom he encourages others to add their photos of displays to the Classroom Displays group on Flickr:

why not take a photo of one of your good displays and contribute to the growing pool of pics. This would also be a great professional development opportunity and helps contribute to portfolios of work. I have started my own School Displays set in my Flickr account to keep such evidence.

Quite right 🙂 You can see Tom’s original photo with annotations here:Shelters Display (2). Tom has moved his blog since he left the classroom and you can now find him here http://edte.ch/blog/