Monthly Archives: June 2017

Arts Week – Day 5 & Exhibition

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today was a day of finishing off our art work and preparing for the exhibition. There are now several boards in the school hall, all adorned with art work, pictures, photographs and children’s writing. The school hall will be open tomorrow between 10.30am & 4.00pm tomorrow  so visitors can come and see the art work […]

Gold Award

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Achievements, Community, JRSO, Trips

Today the JRSO’s attended the Junior Road Safety Awards Event at Endeavour House in Ipswich. The JRSO’s met the Councillor,  the cabinet member for Highways and Transport, listened to presentations from other JRSO’s and participated in a question and answer session. The JRSO’s were awarded a Gold award for their scrapbook which informed others of […]

Arts Week – Day 4

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today Kingfishers and Woodpeckers joined together again to produce the foreground and background for their final group piece. They used sponges and paintbrushes to print and dab sky and bush patterns using different colours. This afternoon they have looked at a variety of paintings by Gainsborough and answered questions as a group by thinking about the context […]

Thank you Halfords!

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Community

On Wednesday 21st June, Robin and Bob from Halfords in Colchester paid the school a visit. They worked with the Swans class to discuss cycle safety. The children learnt how to check different parts of their bike, how to repair a tyre puncture and one lucky child had their bike fixed during the session. Thanks Robin and Bob for […]

Arts Week Day 3

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today the Owls class started creating their own versions of Constable’s ‘The Haywain’ ready for the exhibition at the end of the week. The children had to select the medium of their choice, from sketching pencils, oil pencils, watercolour paint and collage, to recreate the picture. Swans class looked at a number of paintings by […]

Christchurch Mansion

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers

Today the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class visited Christchurch Mansion. The workshops and activities were based around one of Constable’s paintings, ‘The Mill Stream’. The children used their imagination and creative skills to interpret the painting in different ways within their activities. There was a music and movement workshop where the children used instruments […]

Kwik Cricket

by | 6 Jun 2017 | PE

On Tuesday 20th June, a selection of Swans took part in the Kwik Cricket tournament at Chantry Park. It was a very warm afternoon, but all the children played well as a team; there was some fantastic batting, some amazing fielding and great fun had by all. Well done children!

Arts Week – Day 2

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

The Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class joined together again to create seasonal trees. The children worked in groups to create a tree. They mixed the paints to make different colours. They painted leaves using their fingerprints. They used this technique to finish their individual tree. The Owls practised mark making using different media. The four media […]

Arts Week – Day 1

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Uncategorised

Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class joined together to do some art based learning about Thomas Gainsborough. They worked in mixed age groups to found out facts about Gainsborough and his work. The children used pencil to do observational drawings of a section of the famous painting called ‘Gainsborough’s Forest’. These drawings will be cut out to create a Reception […]

National Bike Week

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Uncategorised

This week was National Bike Week.  The children joined in with this initiative by riding their bikes, scooters and push-alongs to school. We reminded them of cycling safely (including wearing their cycling helmets) and being road and pedestrian aware. Next week our older children will be involved in a cycling safety session from Halfords.   […]

Father’s Day Lunch

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Uncategorised

Thursday 15th June saw just short of 50 dads, granddads and uncles join us for our annual Father’s Day lunch.  Rachel and Georgina cooked a delicious roast dinner, followed by a favourite of cornflake cake and custard (brought back happy memories for our visitors). The visitors then enjoyed some time outside joining in with some […]

Hidden History

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Uncategorised

As an introduction to ArtsWeek, Owls and Swans visited Flatford Mill. They were involved in a variety of activities: searching the local area for clues about John Constable and the past, taking part in drama sessions to learn about John Constable and his family, looking at the mill and the water where he created his famous […]

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