I am really excited about Macmillan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited about Macmillan!!!!!!!!!! really nervous, but everyone is probably feeling that. as soon as I got the kit letter I rushed home and asked my mum to get me a suitcase.I guess I thought I would forget something so wanted to pack in advance so I could just add stuff anytime I remembered something. i heard there are going to be rope courses. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!

Edmund Waller Christmas Performance

Our Christmas performance will be taking place at St Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill, on Thursday 10th December.  As you will know, this is always a fantastic celebration of all our children’s hard work over the term and is always very popular.

For Reception – Year 3 classes the performance will begin at 10.30am.

For Year 4 – Year 6 classes the performance will begin at 1.50pm.

Please arrive in good time to ensure you get a seat.

What I love about technology!

There are a lot of great things about technology but this is one of my favourites. In the past if you wanted to see or learn something about a place you would have to visit the building or read about it in the library but nowadays you can just go on a computer and look at it on the internet. Now google have made a website that allows you to go inside a place and look around it without leaving your home! Often the pictures are more detailed then going to the building yourself. This is especially useful for people that live in a different country to where the building is. Here is an example of the street view: British museum street view

 

british museum gallery outside

This is a view you can see when you go on to google street map view, its of the outside of the British museum.

british museum gallery

This is another view from the inside of the British museum

british museum gallery close up detail

 

 

 

 

This is also something you can look at but there are also a lot of different places you can visit.

Ai Wei Wei Royal academy

On December the first we went to Ai Wei wei art gallery. We found out new things like he made a bicycle chandelier and  a tea block it smelt GOOD!!. There were painted vases and it looked like dripping slime .I think there was 4,100 bicycle.

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We saw a type of tree but it is different it is like logs that are connected together.

lots of people thought that was sad , poor children.

this is meant to tell that the children died in the quake.SO SAD
this is meant to tell that the children died in the quake.SO SAD!!.

 

 

 

 

Ai Wei Wei exhibition was really cool!

We went to the Ai Wei Wei exhibition on Tuesday and I was really amazed at his pieces of art. there was one called straight which I particularly liked because each steel rod was one of the children that died in a building collapse. They were laid very carefully on top of each other but they were not level. It made me think of Yellowstone in America with its many canyons. when you looked at it sideways it looked especially amazing. Ai Wei Wei did this piece of art because he was angry. The building only collapsed because cheap materials were used and things were done hastily and badly. I also liked that along the walls were the names of the children who died. It was really touching.

I also liked a piece of work where he made a model of what his life was like for the 4 months he spent in prison. He made life size models of him and 2 guards who were with him every second, even when he went to the loo!

Before we went to the exhibition we were briefed by Ms. Blamires on him. At first I wasn’t overly optimistic but when we got there I knew it would be great ( The giant trees made of bolted together wood helping !)

I think the Ai Wei Wei was a really great artist and I hope to go again to gain a fuller understanding of his art.

 

Straight by Ai Wei Wei
Straight by Ai Wei Wei
Ai Wei Wei bathroom scene
Another piece of Ai Wei Wei art.
Another piece of Ai Wei Wei art

Ai Weiwei is a very good artist

IMG_2986ChrysanthemumYesterday, 4B went to the Royal Academy. We went to loo at the artist Ai Weiwei.

My favourite was the piece called Straight. It was to repressent the children who died and was made of long pieces of metal that looked lie waves.  This really really made me think as he was making people remember.

He also made some rude wall paper to show how angry h ewas at being put in jail.  The most interesting fact I found out was about how he was arrested and he was in prison for a long time.  He never had any privacy, the guards even watched him in the shower!

I will remember how fun this visit was.