Q - What dance do you think is typical of 'decade'?
Starting last week and moving into this week, wow, we have been busy learning dances for the 1950's to Rock Around the Clock and 1960's Let's Twist Again.
Q - How has technology changed and evolved?
Last week, we visited Bradford National Media Museum and had a fantastic day, looking at cameras, televisions and gaming over the years. This has now enabled us to do some art on shading and tone, using a range of media such as pencil, charcoal and oil pastel, and using all this learning, make small tvs,building up to making a larger television for each decade. They look great! Pop project have also been in and reinforced our understanding of the changes in technology for music, from record players, through to cassettes, onto CDs and now digital.
Q - What music trends were established in each decade?
Pupils were given a number of activities to choose from in their decades and I must say, that some of the work they have produced is excellent. Each decade made a mobile which demonstrated the music trends / popular items for their decade e.g. 1980's made and hung a rubix cube from theirs, 2000's made a large CD to hang all their items from.
Q - How has fashion developed across the decades?
What a great week we have had, looking at fashion in each of the different decades. Every group has worked really well to produce their fashion show as the final product. Each fashion show included the relevant music, walking and striking a pose, deciding the shape of the runway, planning lighting and deisigning the clothes for the decade. I do believe we have some budding models... you will look amazing against your fashion back drops!
Q - Do you think that Interior design has 'exploded'?
This week, pupils were given the opportunity to work in groups and choose from a range of activities, to be able to answer the 'question of the week.' And work they did!! The photographs below show creativity over the week and discussion on Friday showed us that interior design had become more popular over the decades with Lucy explaining how, in the 1980's, many people had one carpet running through their house, even if it didn't match, as they couldn't afford to keep replacing it, and then comparing this to 2010's when people changed their decor every couple of years and make sure it matches. Well done Lucy for your observations! Final photographs to go up of each decades display board, with work they have produced, together with design ideas from in their books.