Year 6 are artists!

For the past two weeks, Year 6 have been developing their artistic skills. We began by looking at techniques that would help us add detail to our sketches. Once we had developed these skills, we drew a portrait of our learning partner or ourselves, adding as much detail as possible. After that, we mastered our skills drawing the world leaders from World War II using different mediums including pencil, charcoal and chalk.

We were incredibly lucky to have Hilary (Evan’s mum) visit to teach the class about ink-printing. She took groups of children to create mesmerising pieces of art. A big thank you to her for kindly offering to help us!

The children’s artwork will be showcased next half-term (alongside their teddies and other projects we have created) when we host our VE celebration day. More information for parents will follow in due course.

       

Year 5 Creative Curriculum news

We have been very busy in Year 5 with our Creative Curriculum over the last few weeks: we have been scientists exploring forces an designing parachutes; we have been geographers exploring the where? and when? of Ancient Greece and we have been story tellers, developing and devising our own stories based on Homer’s Odyssey.

Here are some photos of what we have been up to.

Story telling

Making Parachutes

Greek Timeline 

 

 

Our School Value Tree!

In our school hall there is a ‘Value Tree’ that displays all of the school values. The trunk of the tree is made up of jigsaw pieces that show the name of every child and adult who is part of our school. Today Reception placed their jigsaw pieces onto the tree so that their names are also on …

Owls!

Reception have been learning all about owls! They listened to the story of Owl Babies which sparked their interest into learning all about owls. The children have learnt some wonderful facts about owls and have been enjoying telling everyone they see about what they have learnt. They have also thought about ways to represent their thoughts …

Autumn all around us!

Over the last couple of weeks the children have noticed the changes in the environment around them. They have been talking about the leaves falling off the trees, the different colours and textures they could feel.  They wanted to explore leaf printing and used the paints to do this. They painted the leaves and then printed them on …

Year 2 Trip to the Library

This term Tewkesbury Library sent us a letter telling us that they did not have enough books about the Victorian Era. So, over the last few weeks Year 2 have been putting on their historian hats and learning all about what life was like when Queen Victoria reigned. Each class compiled all of the information they found into class books and sent them off to the library. Last Friday, Librarian Rachel invited us to see our books on the shelf. We had a brilliant morning exploring the library, sharing stories and even creating our own Penny Black stamps.

A huge thank you to Rachel and Tewkesbury Library for allowing us to visit, we hope to come back soon!

Year 6 Make Do and Mend!

This week, Year 6 have taken on the roles of seamstresses and seamsters. In 1943, the British Ministry released a campaign for UK citizens to ‘make do and mend’. The children were tasked with creating a teddy for their evacuation suitcases using  only donated fabrics, needles and thread. Both classes did incredibly well and applied their growth mindset to this task, learning new stitches and sewing buttons with excellent results!

A big thank you to all the parents that helped us during this incredible week of learning!

      

 

Year Three host Rousseau exhibition

Year threes excelled themselves this week by producing pieces of art in the style of
Henri Rousseau. The pieces were exhibited in the school hall, attracting a large
gathering of parents during the afternoon. The idea behind the exhibit was to lure the burglar ,who had stolen an original Rousseau painting, back to school in order to capture him in the act of stealing another one! We are pleased to report that the plan was a success and the culprit is now being dealt with by the police.

Year One visit Birdland!

Today we had a wonderful day visiting Birdland in Bourton-On-The-Water. As we arrived we were greeted with a “hello” from the parrot perching on the branch and enjoyed looking at the vast range of beautiful birds around the park. It was great to learn a little more about the diet and origin of the different birds and it definitely enhanced our learning of the different animal groups we have been learning about in school.

We were lucky enough to watch the penguins and flamingoes being fed and laughed at how noisy some of the birds were around the park! The King penguin spent a long time walking up and down peering at us and some of the other birds showed great interest in us too as we passed by each enclosure!

    

  

  

     

After lunch we had the opportunity to meet the park keeper where we got to stroke the tortoises, handle a snake and look closely at the bearded dragon lizard and tarantulas!

  

We finished the day by completing the Jurassic journey trail; searching for the different dinosaurs hidden around the woodland area  It was great fun hunting for the hidden code, digging for fossils in the discovery centre and having our efforts rewarded with a dinosaur badge!

          

A great day was had by all, many thanks to the parent helpers and to the staff at Birdland for making our day so enjoyable.