Our visit to Warwick Castle
We had a fantastic day at Warwick Castle learning about castles and daily life.
World Cup Day
We really enjoyed our whole school World Cup themed day particularly the ball skills practice and the penalty shoot out!
We have been looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh and in his style we painted these beautifully vibrant sunflowers to create a magnificent display.
The Cross of Nails
As part of our whole school display in celebration of The Cross of Nails pilgrimage, we created these decorative crosses using oil pastels and a smudging technique.
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.