A little medieval gallery

20110629-071505.jpgEmily’s work in the scriptorium was beautiful.

Work in progress: Neve is well prepared to work in the scriptorium, with her fingerless gloves. Her illuminated letter was heart-warming too.

Work in progress: Neve was well prepared to work in the scriptorium, with her fingerless gloves. Her illuminated letter was heart-warming too.

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Emma managed to work a horse into her design – a white one with a flowing mane. Lovely!

Neve 2

Neve's finished art work looks like a garden...

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Ken slogged for hours in his home scriptorium to complete this wonderful design.

Wayne would have been a sought-after writer for the monastery scriptorium.

Wayne would have been a sought-after writer for the monastery scriptorium.

Bryce created a striking snaky design.

Bryce created a striking snaky design, despite a severe injury to one arm.

Alex created a design in the shape of a shield, with two swords and several subliminal soccer balls.

Alex created a design in the shape of a shield, with two swords and several subliminal soccer balls.

For some reason there's a knitting needle in mine.

For some reason there's a knitting needle in mine.

Simple, stylistic and effective, by Lachlan

Simple, stylistic and effective, by Lachlan

Sam's letter is a story and a lifestyle as well as a simple phonogram.

Sam's letter is a story and a lifestyle as well as a simple phonogram.

Jess's letter is a living thing.

Jess's letter is a living thing.

Emily's finished product is a tribute to the artistry of the 7X scriptorium.

Emily's finished product is a tribute to the artistry of the 7X scriptorium.

Kai

Even for medieval times, Kai’s design was unusually gruesome.

Collapsed and collapsible…

This is a small selection of some of your wonderful work, Year 7. I am still madly correcting it, but I am already impressed by the flair and creativity you have shown. Dhruv, for instance, designed a fully collapsible set of medieval houses; when you open the doors and windows you can read a timeline of the early history of the English language.

Dhruv's medieval street - with educational doors and windows

Dhruv's medieval street - with educational doors and windows

Another clever design is much smaller – a pocket-sized encyclopedia timeline of the Norman Conquest, created by Emily.

Another type of timeline - by Emily

Another type of timeline - by Emily

More Stone Age timelines and a quiz

Harshdeep produced a truly beautiful timeline and she was so modest that I had to wrest it from her to photograph it for this blog. Well done, Harshdeep.

Harshdeep produced a truly beautiful timeline and she was so modest that I had to wrest it from her to photograph it for this blog. Well done, Harshdeep.

Emily chose an ear of wheat as the symbol for her Stone Age timeline. This was highly appropriate because people gathered wheat that grew in the wild in the Old Stone Age, then planted it and grew crops in the New Stone Age. A brilliant idea, Emily!

Emily chose an ear of wheat as the symbol for her Stone Age timeline. This was highly appropriate because people gathered wheat that grew in the wild in the Old Stone Age, then planted it and grew crops in the New Stone Age. A brilliant idea, Emily!

Mammoths running along beside a river - what a wonderful metaphor for the Stone Age. This clever and beautifully executed timeline was created by Victoria.

Mammoths running along beside a river - what an apt metaphor for the Stone Age! I guess it also reminds us that these remarkable creatures became extinct, sadly a common event in human history. Victoria has drawn mammoths for posterity in this clever and beautifully executed timeline. Great work, Victoria.

Dhruv's timeline has a quirky charm that impressed me at once. Great work, Dhruv!

Dhruv's timeline has a quirky charm. I especially like how he has drawn the eyes of the animals. They look kind of surprised, as if being in a timeline is almost too much of an honour for them to believe their luck. Great work, Dhruv!

Sam chose a wild goat (an ibex) to represent the hunter-gathering part of the Stone Age, and a domesticated goat to represent the beginning of farming and herding. An original and clever notion, Sam!

Sam chose a wild goat (an ibex) to represent the hunter-gathering part of the Stone Age, and a domesticated goat to represent the beginning of farming and herding. An original and clever notion, Sam!

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This nomadic lifestyle has its drawbacks, but hey, I don't have to do any homework...

This nomadic lifestyle has its drawbacks, but hey, at least I don't have to do any homework...

To play a revision quiz based on the work we have been doing in class and on the video “Stories from the Stone Age”, click on this link: http://www.quizrevolution.com/


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