Walk to the woods!

Wow! What a lovely morning we had getting muddy down at Thorne Community Woods! The Y6s took some AMAZING photographs has part of our photography case study ans we can’t wait for you to see them!

Here is a sneak preview of the children taking their snapshots! Can you spot which angles they are using?

Don’t forget to click on the pictures to make them bigger!

If you go down to the woods today……

……..take some amazing photographs!

Yesterday year 6 took their photography skills to the woods.  They captured different images focusing on perspective, framing and varied angles.  We are looking forward to collating their images and ‘showing them off’!

Which images will be published in our year 5/6 book?


A picture paints a thousand words!

I was very impressed with the photography that took place in Years 5 and 6 during our hook week after Easter.  Today we started case study 2 – art / photography, and the work that the Year 6 children have produced hasn’t disappointed!

We began by recapping the different angles and techniques that can be used when taking the perfect photograph.  We then completed a silent discussion to critique emotive images that were taken during the pandemic to capture emotions that people were experiencing.

The children then spent time recreating some of the images focusing on the angles, the mood and the effects of the photograph.

I can’t wait to see their work progress over the next few weeks and what they capture to be published in our Year 5/6 book.  Well done all!

Photography during the pandemic

During our photography lesson today, Y6 looked at some of the influential photographs taken during the pandemic. The children tried to recreate these photographs using their environment and they then edited the pictures to try and portray different emotions and moods.

Watch out for the upcoming video of the photographs that the Year 6’s captured using iPads!



The Big Debate!

Last week, the Year 5 and 6 children took part in a phase-wide debate around whether or not a national lockdown was the right thing to do, with Year 5 students taking one side and the Year 6 students taking the other.

The debate went on for 45 minutes before time unfortunately ran out, with students on both sides still eager to put their point of view across. There were some brilliant points argued on both sides with students showing fantastic confidence to be able to stand up and speak across the hall. All of the staff members who attended the debate were blown away by the quality and thought put into each of the points. Not only that, we were all really impressed by the way in which students sat and listened to all of the arguments without shouting out and interrupting one another. A massive well done to all involved!

Maths Day!

Well done to all of those children who got themselves dressed up for maths day! We saw some fantastic outfits on show whilst the children were engaging in maths work!

The Big Ask

In expedition this week, the children have been taking part in one of the UK’s largest surveys for children, ‘The Big Ask.’ They were given the opportunity to answer questions about their own lives and think about how it has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. It has been a great opportunity for the children to have their voices heard and express how they have really felt during this period.