Life-cycle lampshades

8 Aug

The year 5’s at Sir John Cass Primary School drew each stage of the life cycle of a plant along a landscape piece of paper which we then turned into lampshades to illustrate the cyclical nature of the life of plants. The illustrations were produced using black ink and tissue paper to achieve a bold, graphic style inspired by Lucienne Day‘s botanical textile designs.

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Journey Of Blood Video

21 Apr

 

Here is the final version of the animation created by the pupils and edited by Liv Bargman.  It was then screened at a school assembly to the other teachers and parents.

Sir John Cass School – Portraits of Plants and Microorganisms

13 Mar

Year 5 at Sir John Cass School worked in groups to create giant watercolour studies of their plants. 

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Year 6 were busy creating watercolour portraits of their microorganisms!

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Sir John Cass School – Seeds, beans and microorganisms

15 Feb

Year 5 at Sir John Cass FoundationPrimary school planted their own bean or seed to observe and study  for their plant life cycles project. Before long they were sprouting nicely! Here are some pics of their plants in the early stages and some observational drawings from their sketchbooks.

Year 6 were busy imagining what particular microorganisms look like from descriptions. Here is a taster of what they came up with in their sketchbooks.

Torriano School – Animation

9 Feb

The children each worked on one frame of the selected storyboards.

and recreated their characters a little smaller.

So they could animate the journey the blood takes around the circulatory system.

Torriano School – Meanwhile Sarah the scientist……

8 Feb

… did three science experiments with the children.

  1.       Can water pass through a potato? – Demonstrating osmosis.

2.       Is it harder to suck water through a straw when coated with yogurt? – Demonstrating cholesterol build up in blood vessels.

3.       Are lung capacity and height related?

Torriano School – Characters & Story-boards

8 Feb

The children created characters who would travel around the circulatory system and help them understand the journey that the blood makes around our bodies.

                                       

Working with class ‘Pulmonary’ and class ‘Systemic’, the children were divided into teams and each story boarded their part of the journey…..

The children then voted for the best story-board from each team which would form the basis of the animation……