Monday, 15th June
Hi everyone! It's Mr Rist! It seems that the weather is starting to improve, which is good news. Your creative task this week is all about common garden birds. I am very fortunate to have a garden, so in the morning I have a cup of coffee and get a chance to listen to watch the birds and listen to their birdsong. I find it so calming! I thought it would be quite nice for you to have a go at identifying the birds in your garden. I have included a poster of common garden birds to help you. If you haven't got a garden, why not go to the local park/ green space. I find mornings and evenings are the best times. If you are up for the challenge, why not match up the bird to the birdsong. Go on the RSPB website, go to bird song and match up the sound to the birds you see!
Monday 8th June
P.E. and Secondary School Transition Work
Two tasks for this week in our creative tab.
I have been receiving tasks for different secondary schools that you are attending in September. It is during this time of year that schools will come in and chat to you, and you would spend a day or two seeing your new secondary school.
This morning, I would like you to read this presentation sent to me and have a go at the task on slide 3.
Your second activity this week is based on P.E. (my favourite!)
In school, during June, it is move more month for ALL of Sheffield. This is something we take VERY seriously at Walkley.
The staff of Walkley actually beat all the schools in Sheffield last year, meaning the staff got vouchers to Bounce Trampoline Park #bestprizeever
Physical activity and exercise is extremely important for your physical and mental health. When you exercise it actually releases feel-good endorphins, raising your mood and cheering you up!! I always find a gym session, run or bike ride improve my mood after a tough day. On the attached PDF there is a different activity for you to complete each day of this Month (being the 8th, we have some catching up to do!). Also, there is a great, detailed explanation on why physical activity is so important for you!
Tuesday 2nd June
Design and Technology.
This task was sent to me from Tapton Secondary school, to give new Y7's (that's you... nearly!) an insight into the various topics you will cover in secondary school on a weekly basis.
The task has two parts to it, so you can do this over two days if you wish or do it all at once- up to you!
Task 1) Designing your "cubee" people
Task 2) Creative your cubee people using the template.
If , like me, you do not have a printer you can draw (using a ruler!) or trace (the light of a computer screen makes the paper more transparent!). If you are lucky enough to have a printer, simply print out the template.
Open up the file for the full instructions of your task from Tapton!
Monday , 1st June
Hi everyone, I hope you had a lovely holiday: the weather has been absolutely gorgeous! I hope you have had a lovely time!
This week, I have got some fun geography for you! My children have been doing a Project on European countries and their capital cities. Did you know there are 51 countries in the continent of Europe? Can you learn the names of the countries and their capitals?
It took my children 2 weeks to memorise them! Can you do better?
Hello Kensukes, Miss Travis here. I wanted to share some art with you as I think you'd enjoy having a go at it too. You'll need some paper, paints and brushes. Have a look at the video first - it's a time lapse of my daughter completing one step by step. There's also the example of one that I did. You could do similar detail or choose to do something different. You could maybe look at the sunset outside to get some inspiration, or you could search for images of 'silhouette art painting' to get some ideas. Trees work really well! There's some remember tos to help you with each step. Please share your work on this form. Enjoy!
Hi everyone. I have some more Art for you this week. Whoopee, I hear you say! One of Sheffield's best street artists is Sarah Yates, who is also known as Faunagraphic. She loves doing murals of nature, as she is passionate about the environment, especially birds.
Follow the instructions and tips on the following pages and have a go at doing some observational drawing of the bird. I would draw some smaller drawings first and then have a go at a larger one. Good luck!
Monday , 11th May
Hi lovely children. Mr Rist here again. I hope you have had a lovely week. Following on from the research last week, I wanted to focus on the art work of Jo Peel. She is a local street artist and has done many murals on buildings in Sheffield.
Her art uses perspective to make the drawings seems 3 – d.
Perspective is what makes a flat drawing look 3 - D. It is a way of drawing lines to make somethings look closer and some look further away.
The key things to remember about perspective are :
All these elements are needed to create the sense of distance in a painting.I have put a link to a video for drawing buildings in perspective. You might want to pause and rewind the video to give yourself time to draw it. If you have a 3 or 4 B sketching pencil that would be great, if not just use a normal pencil. Try to make your lines faint to start with , as you can always rub them out if you make a mistake. Good luck!
Hi wonderful Walkley children. Mr Rist here! I hope you are all keeping well. I am really missing you. Hopefully, I will get to see your smiley faces before too long. It was lovely to see some of you when I was delivering the school meals. Mr Williamson has asked me to put together a Creative lesson for you. I thought it would be nice to do some local art. Did you know that Sheffield has an amazing art scene – there are so many amazing artists such as Pete Mckee, Joe Scarborough, Faunagraphic ( Sarah Yates), Jo Peel and Phlegm. Their art styles are all very different.
Can you choose one to do some research on? Find out some facts about them :
You can present it however you want . It might be a factfile, an information poster, a powerpoint presentation etc. Good luck!
Calling all young artists! It’s competition time!
Please click on this link to find out about the Bourlet Young Masters Art Prize in support of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
You need to act fast though – the deadline for submissions is this Friday 1st May. To enter, you need to ask a grown up to post a photo of your artwork on Instagram (click here to see the website for more details). You could create your artwork this week or post something you have already created during lockdown. There are no restrictions on the subject and the image can be painted, drawn or scribbled using any kind of media. Use your imagination!
If you would like some inspiration you can look on the bitesize website here.
If you enter the competition, please spend a minute to fill out this feedback form and share your work with us.
Thank you and good luck!
P.E. this week- Mr Williamson's circuit training!
One of the challenges of lockdown is staying fit! As you know, I'm a bit of a sport & fitness fan. To stay fit I have been using my hours exercise to run or cycle around Walkley. Indoors is a little more challenging, I have been creating my own circuits to do in my kitchen (annoying my girlfriend with my loud music at the same time!). Your challenge for this week is to create and complete at least 3 circuit training workouts for you to complete!
The elements of the workout you can vary are:
Below I have attached some circuit training cards that are similiar to the ones we have used during our P.E. lessons this year! They have some ideas on them for exercises, and ways to progress and regress them. They also come with a handy explanation for the exercises. By all means add your own, there are loads out there!
Step one- When you have looked at the circuit training cards below, get some paper and design your own circuit training cards. If you would like to copy these, that's fine. If you would like to create your own, that is absolutely fine as well!
Each card should have:
Step two- Decide your variations and how the workout will "look". I.e. order of exercises, time you are doing each exercise.
Step three- Complete the workout!
Step four- Analyse and evaluate for your next workout- are some exercises to hard/easy? Could you do some for longer? Should the order be different to target different muscles? Maybe you would like to repeat some exercises?
REPEAT- starting from step two probably though!