Be your own Label
This half term we are going to become fashion designers - designing, making and branding our own sports wear. We will be be thinking about what is needed to become a leading sports wear brand, what sells and how we can appeal to our target audience. We will think about colours, comfort and durability and make our designs from scratch with the help of a local seamstress, who will be teaching us how to use sewing machines. We will incorporate tie-dye and colour washing to make our designs stand out from the crowd.
We are hoping to visit Jayne at CRE@TE STUDIOS to learn about textiles, upcycling and sewing our own designer bags.
We will be asking:
What does fashion mean to you?
How has fashion changed over time and why?
What different material are used to make clothes and what are their properties?
How are their different properties useful?
Have we always used polyester in our clothes?
Does Nottingham have any link to fashion?
We will be fine tuning our comprehension skills and developing our understanding of why authors use a variation of persuasive devices in their writing . In writing we will look at using more sophisticated punctuation to improve our work. We will be using the book 'Along came Coco' as our main focus and applying our GPS knowledge to improve the flow of our narrative writing. We will also be writing our own instructions.
As SATs are fast approaching we will be consolidating all those gaps in our grammar, learning and making sure we are familiar with those tricky spelling rules .
In Math, we will be consolidating and closing those gaps on the four operations (+, -, x, ÷), ironing out any misconceptions you may have. Looking at the connections between % , decimals and fractions and how to convert these in greater detail. We will also be learning how to find the fraction of a number and use the four operations when working with fractions.
We will spend our time looking at how our body works looking closely at the heart and how it works with lungs in the circulatory system. We will be having a go at dissecting a pigs heart to give us a better understanding of the different chambers.
This half term we will be finding out about street art and grafitti art. We will be studying different artists, such as: Keith Haring, Banksy, Lichtenstein and Invader. We will design our own tags and art work .
Towards the end of term we will be making our Christmas cards and calendars and a special bauble to put on our trees at home.