This week in Dolphins we have let our artistic sides out with a week full of sketching and painting. We started the week being curious about Paul Nash’s painting ‘Battle of Britain’, which is a painting based on an aerial dog fight between British and German planes. The class then had the opportunity to sketch their own dog fight and to again practise their shading skills from last week. The next day, we then experimented with watercolours, learning how to apply tone and tint. Then on Wednesday we put all our new skills together and created our own watercolour artwork on The Battle of Britain. The children were very creative with their artwork, with every one being completely different.
In English, we have finished our journalistic writing creating a newspaper report about the rescue of British soldiers from the beach in Dunkirk. The class have produced some great writing, including in their reports rhetorical questions, eye witness reports and expert views on the rescue.
Over in Maths we have had an excellent week learning how to use the column method to support us with our addition and multiplication questions. I have been so impressed and it has been clear to see the hard work and resilience the children have shown throughout the week.