In French, we have been learning to tell the time. We made our own clocks, which we used to show different times. We learnt o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.
We also started learning about French Easter traditions. Les Cloches de Pâques, or ‘Easter bells’, is a popular tradition in France. No church bells are rung from Good Friday to Easter Sunday in mourning for Jesus’ crucifixion. It is said that on Good Friday, the bells in France fly to the Vatican in Rome where the Pope blesses them. They then return on Easter Sunday, bringing with them chocolate eggs, which are dropped in gardens. We made ‘bell baskets – panier cloche’ to remind us of this tradition.
In art, Pine Class have studied the artist Mark Rothko and created art inspired by his work. We learned that his art represented his feelings and he wanted people to feel the way he felt. We have also created Easter artwork.
In Literacy, we have read the book ‘Drum Dream Girl’, which is about a young Cuban girl who wanted to play the drums. We wrote and performed news reports which explained the story in an interesting way.
Linking to our topic of sound, we have been making instruments from recycled materials. Our string instruments were inspired by ukuleles – with a neck, bridge and strings. Our task was to make instruments which could play different pitches.