Take a look at some of the highlights from our kite project …
Year 4 took part in the Skipping School’s festival today. As part of the festival the children had to perform a variety of skipping skills. Some of the skills included; pretzel, speed bounce, double bounce, cross over, side swing, keep the pot boiling, face to face, butterfly and run in run out. The children have been working really hard to perfect their skills. The 10 children who took part in ‘keep the pot boiling’ did so well they came away with first place!!!
To end the festival, the children performed a skipping dance to ‘Let’s go fly a kite’. This was part of our Erasmus Project (Let’s Fly High in Europe)
A lot of fun was had by all and they should all be so proud of their achievements today.
Inspired by Monet, a founder of impressionist painting and landscape art work, Year 5 created their very own landscape scene featuring a kite flying with its reflection in the water below. We used so many different techniques to build up our pictures. Fristly, we used paint and our fingers to apply a simple base of colour in an impressionist way. We used soft pastels to create a blending of fresh colour as a second layer. Next we cut out kite shapes using black card and filled the kite with different colours of tissue paper. Following this, we used PVA glue to secure a 3D kite string to our scene. Finally we used charcoal to create a reflection of our kite in the water below.
Fantastic work Year 5.
On Monday, Year 2 and Year 5 got together to have a go at making their own kites.
The children were given all of the equipment and followed a simple diagram to construct their own kite. With lots of success they then then outside to have a go at flying them.
With little wind, the children had to run across the field and were delighted when they did fly!
Well done everyone – great teamwork!
As part of the Erasmus project, scientist David has returned to make kites with some of the children. Year 4 took part in the activities. We watched films of kite festivals and looked at the shapes and designs of kites which informed our discussions of a good kite. The children were then read a story about a bear and a kite which they enjoyed. Following this, the children began making their own kites. The kites were a range of colours with tails to attach. The children were then given the opportunity to fly their kites on the school playground in order to see if their designs had worked.
As part of our Erasmus Project, Year 3 have been designing and making kites.
First we researched what a kite would look at, what different materials would be needed and its size. Then we thought about what a kite should not be made of.
Working in small groups we used bamboo skewers and straws to make the frames for the kites. We then used a range of materials like tissue paper, newspaper, cellophane, cling-film, corrugated card and tissue paper to cover the frame.
We weren’t sure which ones would fly and which ones wouldn’t. And then we tested them.