Year 4 Residential- Tuesday 21st May

Another busy day for us at Pioneer today! We started day with a hearty breakfast and we had an adrenaline-filled day completing activities such as rafting, high ropes, abseiling, archery and caving. This evening, we had great fun at a camp fire playing fun games. Even the teachers joined in with dancing and chants!  

Step into the Jungle with Year One

This term Year one have been learning about the artist Henri Rousseau.

We explored his famous painting ‘Surprised’ and talked about the colours and textures we could see.

We learnt about the fore ground, middle ground and back ground in a picture and discussed where to place animals to achieve a planned effect.

As part of our project we studied different plants, sketching and colour mixing to create images similar to Henri’s style of work.

       

We then chose to create a ‘hidden toucan’ or ‘hidden tiger’ picture and used oil pastels as our preferred medium.

      

We think our toucan and tigers look terrific!

 

 

A slimy surprise!

Last week Year one received some very strange parcels! Class 3 had a visit from some sea snails whilst class 4 met Simon the land snail!       

We talked about where they might have come from and noticed that we had also been left the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

After reading the story we found out the snail had travelled around the world visiting different places.  We discussed where our snails could have been on their travels and and thought about lots of questions we could ask to find out more about them!

We really enjoyed having the snails in our classroom but felt ithe kindest thing we could do was to release them on their next journey to somewhere new.

We are now creating our own stories based on our story map of ‘The snail and the Whale’.