We tried our hand at some abstract art today in the style of Cy Twombly. You will be able to see the finished work on Friday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Willow and Maple Class went on a walk around our local area. Willow Class planned a route the day before and marked off interesting trees along the way. We found a magnificent oak tree in the field opposite Castle Street.
We've had a visit from the Forestry Commission. They taught us how to measure the circumference of a tree trunk using string and how to estimate the height of a tree.
This week, the whole school was visited by a magical tree to start off our tree week. It appeared mysteriously after break time and had vanished by lunch. This lead to some interesting report writing from Willow Class.
What fantastic couple of weeks we have had after the Christmas break. Our animal topic is in full swing and the children have produced some fantastic work. Here are a selection of photos from our artist study on Henri Rousseau.
Human history is full of invention. Many of these inventions seem pretty commonplace to us today, until we stop to think about what the world would have been like without them. Pottery was one of the first great inventions in history to truly transform human lives and societies. Here we have attempted to create our very own Stone Age pinch pots.
Following our theme of senses, we looked at how we could sort objects into more than one. Using Venn diagrams, we put things into one category or both. There was some fantastic teamwork during this task.
In English we have been looking at using our senses to help us create exciting writing. To help us went to the forest school area and used our senses to make our very own hats. Some children designed theirs using their sight and others using their touch. Don't panic. No one used taste to make a hat.
How do we know about the Stone Age? Today we became archaeologists and discovered evidence of the Stone Age by carefully uncovering artifacts left by those thousands of years ago.
Flint spear head and handaxe.
Flint knife and an antler used as a tool.
What a first couple of weeks back. A big well done to everyone for a brilliant start to the year. Here are a couple of photos of what we have been up to.