Brunel Class

Brunel class is a Year 6 class and is taught by Miss Flann. The other adults who work with us are Mrs James, Miss Callan and Mrs Naji.

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On Thursday we enjoyed sharing the different art styles used by famous artists and attempting some of the techniques they used. Along with the parents who came in to join us, we: painted in the style of Georgia O'Keefe and Monet, made sculptures out of clay in the style of Elizabeth Frink, painted glass in the style of local artist Bruce Monro, created Matisse style 'cut-out' pictures and even attempted painting with our feet like Peter Longstaffe. Such a lovely afternoon sharing, creating and learning. Thank you to all the parents who came in to join us!

We had an exciting start to our "Gallery Rebels" topic as we held our very own art exhibition opening! We were able to take on the role of art critics, wandering around the gallery critiquing the art as we enjoyed a nice cold drink. Later, we chose a favourite artwork to recreate by working collaboratively in a group using different tools and techniques.

We have been learning all about World War Two. Part of our topic included researching food rationing. We decided to follow an authentic recipe and  made some honey biscuits. They were delicious! 

To celebrate the end of our World War Two topic we had a party. We invited our families in to help us decorate cakes to represent the end of World War Two. We also sang songs from the 1930s and 1940s and performed poems. 

We went to the Mill Street Club to talk to the members about our World War Two topic. During our visit we made bunting for our party and sang songs from the 1930s and 1940s. Everyone enjoyed our singing and joined in with the songs that they knew. 

To launch our new topic focusing on World War Two we invited the Dog Trust into our class. We learnt all about how dogs were used to help save lives during the Second World War

We went on our Year 6 residential to the Magdalen Farm Project. We stayed there for four days and completed some very exciting activities. 

Today we went to the Bath Literature Festival to see Gillian Cross who wrote The Demon Headmaster. We heard her speak all about her inspiration for The Demon Headmaster, and about her new book featuring him, 'Total Control'. We also helped Gillian to come up with a brand new super villain and think of a plot involving them. Such an exciting trip!

In Science we have been learning about animals and their habitats. We completed a range of activities with our parents to help us think carefully about how animals adapt to their habitat. 

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