St Joseph’s have enjoyed a spectacular science and technology curriculum week based around the theme of colour. In Key Stage 2, we learnt about acids and alkali, how colour affects taste and mood, the stroop test and activities involving the psychology of colour and splitting sweets. Children made their own tie-dye t-shirts. In Ducklings and Key Stage1, children learnt about camouflage and made camouflage butterflies, collages and rainbow activities. They went on hunts around the school grounds for different colours. The younger children designed and created wonderful t-shirts.
Each child created their own picture based on Andy Warhol pop art.
On the last day, we had a whole school assembly where each class recited a poem that they had created based on colour. We sang songs from the musical, ‘Joseph’ and then we enjoyed a spectacular rainbow feast in our school hall where each class brought along rainbow-themed food to share.
Click on the following to read each class’ colour poem:
St Joseph’s Colour Week Rainbow Feast
Each child made their own laminated place mat for the feast.
“Colour can sometimes trick you. We learnt about this in science. I enjoyed the Rainbow Feast,” Abbie Year 6
“Colour Week was a good idea because we got to make food and enjoy a Rainbow Feast.” Lucas Year 6
“I really enjoyed the science because it showed that colour can affect taste and you can change colours of drink to influence people’s taste.” Ben in Year 6
“Making tie-dye t-shirts was fun and interesting. We all looked colourful on the last day” Alana Year 6
“Colour Week was a good idea because it was exciting and we got to experiment with colour!” Leon Year 6
(1 Corinthians 12:4−30, adapted).
There are many different gifts. There are all sorts of things to be done for others. God gives each of us different gifts. Some are wise; some can explain things well; some can make people better; some can make people happy. It’s like your body. Different parts have a different job to do. Each part is different and important. Your body needs all the parts to work well together. You need a head to think, eyes to see, hands to hold, feet to walk, ears to hear. If your whole body was just an eye, how would you hear anything? If your whole body was just an ear, how would you smell anything? Each part is put there by God for a special purpose. Just as each gift is given to us by God for us to use, we need each other so that everything that needs to be done is done.
Red – the colour of blood. We remember all those people who have been injured fighting in war.
Orange – the colour of bright orange jackets worn so that people can be seen, while they work to look after people who are in danger. We remember police, fire fighters, ambulance teams and anyone else working in danger.
Yellow – often seen when someone is missing. We remember all of those people who are away from home or are missing in the world.
Green – colour of camouflage clothes. We remember those serving our country today.
Blue – the colour of the peacekeeping forces. We remember those who are working for peace in our world.
Indigo – a sad colour. We remember all those people who are sad at the moment.
Violet – represents many different things. In America, it means people who are brave. We remember all of those people who are having to be brave at the moment.