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Mrs Lavelle set us a challenge after our maths lesson today (13.01). Here are some examples of the fabulous work from today. Well done, most of you found all of the combinations. Click on some of the pictures below to enlarge them. Great job, everyone! yes
In art, we found out about Anslem Kiefer. He was born just as WWII ended. He grew up looking at the destruction the bombs had made. His work is focussed around broken buildings. We took a look at his work then went about creating our own artwork. 
After our art lesson, Joshua went on to find out even more facts about the German artist Anslem Kiefer. Well done, Joshua. Take a look at his picture of a broken building below too, along with some of the work of his peers. What a busy boy you've been! smiley 
Ethan created his broken building picture using the computer program, paint. Anselm Kiefer used lots of different materials to create his art work. I wonder if he was born in more modern times, if he'd use the computer to create art, too. Well done, Ethan! yes
More fantastic problem solving in maths today (14.1). Well done!
The twins have been working hard on their spelling this week. Good job, boys!
Lilly has been emailing me her answers to my daily challenges. She hasn't missed one yet! I'm hoping to catch her out one day soon. Keep it up, Lil! 
I love how well Sam has explained his process of working out for today's challenge (20.01). 
This week in Art, we learnt about another European artist. We found out about Italian artist Michelangelo and how he created his famous paintings. The ceiling in the Sistine Chapel took Michelangelo 4 years to complete. It was so detailed and so full of people! We noticed that there are no animals in any of his pieces of art. Our task was to create a picture 'Michelangelo style'. We know that he had to use scaffolding to reach up high and lay on his back so we did something similar. Using the underneath of the table, we created pictures of animals. Have a look at the pictures! 
This week in art, we found out about another European artist. His name was Le Corbusier. Not only was he an artist, he was an architect, designer of furniture and a painter. He was most famous for the buildings he designed. We noticed that his buildings were made of lots of shapes. We then found out that his earlier work was designed to be bolder with lots of straight lines. We spotted lots of different size rectangles and squares. As he got older, his work began to involve softer edges. Lots of the buildings were made of irregular shapes but we did manage to spot a cylinder or two. We designed our own shape buildings.  

Maison's Mum sent me a picture of his shape building. He looked at a building called Saint Pierre and used similar colours to the artist to make his dome flats which have a roof garden. Very creative, Maison! yes

Take a look at Mariyah's fantastic narrative about 'The Man on the Moon'. I love how she's used fronted time adverbials, expanded noun phrases (including ambitious adjectives) and rhetorical questions. I'd love to see even more of your writing. Don't forget to email it to us. 
Our next European artist was Rembrandt. We discovered how he uses light and shade in his portraits. Our task was to recap creating tone from our learning in year 2. Then, using shading and a rubber create a portrait showing light and dark. I think you've done wonderfully. 

Expressing ourselves for Children's Mental Health Week

This half term, in Art, we are focussing on portraits. Before we broke up, we looked at Dali's work and created a portrait with a moustache. This time, we really focussed in on the proportions of our face and where about each of our features are. Take a look at some great examples.

Using conjunctions to extend sentences

Finding the mass of things around the house

Estimating and measuring the capacity of different beakers

Aspiration, Inspiration, Motivation, Aim High