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Wednesday 29th April 2020

This afternoon we are doing Philosophy and Art.

You may have noticed already, but I am going to try and include some basic Sign Language in our learning.

BSL - Philosophy

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How to sign: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school.

BSL - Art

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How to sign: the products of human creativity; works of art collectively.
Sometimes the signs that people use can vary so don't worry too much if your sign is different to someone else's; think of it as accents, some people say look with the 'ooh' sound and some people say it with an 'uh' sound but it's the same word. However do remember that it is important to still say the word out loud too.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

LI: To explore friendship through Philosophy for Children (P4C)


We are going to be using the Dialogue Works P4C to help you, and your families take part in Philosophy (and hopefully some more interesting conversations) together.


Begin today by explaining what Philosophy is to your families and help them to understand the rules for a philosophical enquiry.

Follow through this PowerPoint and think about the 'move' for this week: ahead.


Ask an adult or older sibling in your home to go through this with you so that they can join in too, we will be doing this each week!

Now try out what you have learned with your families (orwhat you already know from school if you are doing it independently) with these ideas:

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Some questions your adult can ask you during the discussion (or you can ask them/ a sibling). The facilitator is the person helping to make the discussion easier (usually the teacher at school).

Wednesday 29th April 2020

LI: To add shading to an observational drawing (Art)


On Friday your task was to carefully, and as accurately as possible draw the view from a window of your house. Today we are going to add some tone to this drawing.


Practise (skill)

First practise using your pencil to create dark and light tone. Start by using simple shapes. Follow this video.Can you make your drawing look realistic and 3D?

How to Shade Basic Forms - Pencil Tutorial

Learn how to add shading with a pencil to basic forms in this fundamental drawing tutorial. For more on this lesson, visit


Now that you have practised this skill, add tone to your drawing from Friday. If you already added shading and/ or colour on Friday. You could draw what you see from another window, or have another go at the same one.


Don't forget to tweet us your efforts! @kensingprimary We really do love to see what you have been doing each day :)


Click on this link if you want to return to Friday's lesson...