As part of our topic 'On Our Doorstep' we started to look at photographs of Clydach in the Victorian era and more modern times. In class we used graphite pencils and we sketched famous and not so famous buildings.
We started off by choosing our favourite photos from the Clydach book and began to use faint lines to create a sketch. It took a while to get all the details right in our sketches since we wanted them to look realistic.
Sir let us use these graphite pencils to make more depth into the outlines of the buildings.
It took us almost 3 days to complete for no reason at all. With the graphite pencils we had to use water to make them work. It was easier to use a paint brush for the outlines and then go over the water to make a darker outline.
One pupil said "We hope to use the graphite pencils again since they are really fun to use."
This activity has been really fun and really creative too. We have learnt how to use graphite pencils to add depth to the sketches. This task has made us look at Clydach photos way more and has made us really interested in the Victorian times!
A couple of weeks ago, in year six we had to do presentations on the Victorians and to find out things about them.
There were a lot of things we could of choose to learn and do a presentation on about like Victorian inventions, fashion, Queen Victoria, Victorian empire, houses and homes, Medicine and lots more .
I did Victorian inventions and discoveries and many things we still use today that were used in the Victorians times. For an example cars were made in the Victorian times they were also called the horseless carriage or the moto car.
A Victorian scientist Micheal Faraday discovered how to produce electricity, and then using that electricity Joseph Swan created the first electricity light bulb. Safety pins were also created during the Victorian error by Walter hunt in 1849.
The Victorians also created how to flush a toilet and in Britain 1837 the electric telegraph was invented my Alexdander Bell.
Year 6 have started swimming lessons at Pontardawe Pool to try to improve their swimming skills.
In our literacy books we started planning orientation paragraphs and head lines ready for the report.
Recently we started doing missions. The missions are based on our topic ‘On Our Doorstep'.
Year 6 class in Clydach Primary School. There are 18 girls and 13 boys.