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                                           The fabulous Kandinsky 




Year 5 have been showing their creative side once again, creating their own versions of Kandinsky’s most recognisable painting, Squares with Concentric Circles. His drawings are a small study on how different colour combinations are perceived by the painter. Kandinsky’s early art was influenced by painters such as Claude Monet as well as music composers and philosophers. For Kandinsky, colour meant more than just a visual element of a picture, but colour as its soul!!


The children have concluded that Kandinsky’s style of work is abstract and revolutionary. The theory behind this is that, one evening he spotted a picture in his studio that was laying on its side. The way it was formed and the colours fascinated him. Kandinsky also claimed that he could hear colour, which then influenced him to give his painting musical titles.


As you can see, they have had lots of fun experimenting with chalks, water paints and oil pastels and have created some exceptional pieces of art. Let’s hope Miss Broughton and Miss Tomkinson are not too cross with the amount of mess they left behind, oops!

Fabulous work blwyddyn 5!


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                                                  Pablo Picasso Portraits 



How clever are Year 5 children? They have been busy this afternoon, creatively drawing their own Picasso style portraits which have been influenced by the Cubism period. Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. With his use of color, shape and geometrical figures, and his unique approach to the illustration  of images, Picasso changed the direction of art for generations to come.  


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                                                South Wales Fire Service 



Year 5 were visited by South Wales Fire Service to discuss the importance of safety at home. They are  now able to recognise the hazzards and dangers around them. 


                                                  Universal Children's Day



Universal Children's Day, or Children's Rights Day is celebrated annually on the 20th November. The goal of Children's day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children's rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst children. 


Today, Year 5 have been looking at these rights during their numeracy lesson to decide which rights they feel are most important to them. They then used a tally chart to gather this information which they then used to plot a bar graph to identify the least and most important to them. As you can see, they have been working super hard, and now have more information of the rights they have as children. 


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                                                       Cardiff Museum 




We have had a fantastic day visiting Cardiff Museum to explore one of Europe's finest art collections. Come and take a look with us.


There are five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art at Cardiff Museum. Some of the paintings that are on show there include Monet and Renoir. 


The children were lucky to be able to view the Artes Mundi Exhibition . Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways.  After viewing the paintings we took some time to sketch some of the work these famous Artists are well known for.


What a fabulous way to finish their visit, by taking a sneaky peek at the spacecraft that brought British astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth from the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule, complete with fully-equipped interior is displayed alongside Tim Peake’s Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit, the spacecraft antenna, interactive displays about the International Space Station (ISS) and life in space.


As you can see, Year 5 have been really lucky to have has this experience all in one day!! 



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How lucky were Year 5 to be given the opportunity to have a skating taster session? TJ Rollerskating came and taught the children basic rollerskating. The children learnt that roller skating is a sport that works muscles in the upper body as well as using muscles in the quadriceps, hamstrings, shins, and calf muscles. They used great persistence and finding humor to have an enjoyable afternoon. We had a few bumps and tumbles, but Year 5 children enjoyed themselves so much that they didn't let that stop them!!! 


Diolch TJ Rollerskating!! 


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                                                        Bubble Experiment 




This week we were visited by ex pupil Ben Rouch who came and talked about his research on 'Hunting Bubbles'. He carried out a Bubble Experiment with us where we had to measure the speed, size and shape of bubbles!! The experiment was lots of fun, and has inspired us to think of other experiments we can carry out throughout year 5. Diolch Ben!!


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                                                        St Fagan



Year 5 have had a great start their first topic. They visited St Fagans to compare and contrast the clothes of the gentry with those of wealthy farmers. They explored the Tudor buildings and enjoyed looking at how people during those times lived.  


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