Bursting into Spring
We have been experimenting with different painting techniques.
After laying a colour wash, we used dowels, sponges, cotton buds and
cocktail sticks to paint trees and flowers creating these Spring like images.
World Book Day
The children really enjoyed dressing up to celebrate World Book Day and they had all thought carefully about a book and choosing their character.
In our RE learning we have been looking at parables.
In groups, Year 2 were tasked with presenting a parable to an audience, our Reception class.
They were given planning time to decide how to present it, what resources they would need, to split up the tasks between the group, create a script and rehearse.
The children worked extremely well with very little adult help. Their posters, plays and prayers were fantastic. The audience really enjoyed watching their presentations of The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son or The Lost Sheep.
They all took time to explain the meaning of their parable and showed
good understanding of the different stories.
Lights, Camel, Action
All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 took part in this year's Christmas production
with Year 2 taking the lead speaking roles.
The show told the nativity story with a modern twist through drama, song and dance.
The performances were amazing and all our visitors really enjoyed the show especially fans of "Strictly Come Dancing" as the dancing and choreography were judged by the panel comprising Caesar, the Innkeeper's wife and Donkey.
Caesar was not easy to impress but the Innkeeper's wife and Donkey were both
much more generous with their scores.
Well done to everyone; you were all fantastic and should be very proud of yourselves!
As part of their topic work learning about Africa, Year 2 made these fantastic masks
inspired by looking at African tribal masks.
Purple4Polio Crocus Planting
Year 2 really enjoyed taking their part in this Rotary event, part of their
campaign to eradicate polio.
We made our own colourful pictures which were then cut into quarters. The individual quarter pieces were then re-arranged with others to create a very different picture.
Gallery from our class of 2016-2017
For our topic this term we are learning all about castles.
On 19th June we enjoyed a wonderful day at Warwick Castle. It was a full programme during which we looked inside and around the castle learning some of its history, viewing some very life-like Kings and Queens and seeing the armoury.
Outside we spent time with a bowman who talked about attacks and defending the castle.
Also we watched a spectacular bird of prey display.
We have been learning about Pentecost, the important Christian festival celebrating Jesus' ascension into heaven. The feet boss you can see on the ceiling in the picture is based on one from York Minister representing the last visible part of Jesus as he ascended into heaven.
We were inspired to produce these vividly colourful fruit and
vegetable faces by the work of this artist.
Primary Colour Patterns
We practised our printing techniques to create these colourful wall hangings.
It's a Cracker!
Our Christmas production this year in Key Stage 1 was this lively musical. The performances were brilliant, everyone learnt their lines perfectly and sang out beautifully.
On 24th November we enjoyed a visit to the Warwick Arts Centre to see an adaptation of the popular children's book, "Stick Man."
As a follow up we created this wonderful display, on the speech bubbles we have written some of our favourite parts of the story.
"My favourite part was when Stick Man was flying with Santa." Grace.
"It was funny when the dog bit Stick Man's bottom." Tom.
Christmas Art Workshop Day
The whole school enjoyed a special day of activities to coincide with
the Children in Need appeal.
The Life Cycle of a Frog
In science we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog.
We learned a special dance to depict the cycle through dance and we invited parents
and carers into school to see our performance.
Our topic this term is Africa. In art we have drawn some of the fruits grown there using pastel crayons. We also made masks similar to those worn by different African tribes.
We created this dramatic piece of "Team Art" by decorating circles then cutting them up and arranging them in quarter segments to form differing individual circles.
The effect is very colourful.