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Stone Age Pottery

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class have enjoyed learning about The Stone Age. In Art we have looked at Stone Age cave art, drawings and pottery. This week we made our own Stone Age pots and bowls and used natural objects to help make patterns on them....

Fantastic Fire Engines

Fantastic Fire Engines

The children have really enjoyed being designers this half term. They have learned how to design, make and evaluate their product. The children were given the challenge of building their own fire engine. The children were able to use tools safely and decide what they...

World War 2

World War 2

The Swans had a fantastic trip to Ipswich Museum where they took part in activities linked to life in WW2. After that, we went to 'The Shed' for an evacuee lunch! Whilst we were there, the photographer from the Ipswich Star came and took lots of lovely photos which...

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop

Swans recently had a visit from a published author, Lauren North.  She delivered a workshop where she demonstrated how a book starts with a blank page and ends up as a published novel. Lauren spoke about her own journey as an author; her perseverance with rejection...

Egyptian Art Work

Egyptian Art Work

As part of the Owls topic based on the Ancient Egyptians, the children created some portraits.  They also used modelling clay to make canopic jars! These were then displayed in our class museum.  The children were really proud of their creations. [gallery...

Fabric Resist

Fabric Resist

The children continued being artists and working with textiles. Today the children used different tools and techniques to produce a fabric resist piece of work. The children used textured surfaces to produce effective rubbings. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

Stone Age Cave Art

Stone Age Cave Art

This half term the children in Woodpecker class have been learning about The Stone Age. In Art, we have been looking at prehistoric cave art. Stone age cave art consisted mainly of hunter gatherers, bush men and animals. The children used tracing paper to help them...

Art Textiles

Art Textiles

The children continued being artists and working with textiles. The children explored marks and patterns using oil pastels on white strips of fabric. The children applied Brusho over their marked strips. Great artwork Kingfishers. [gallery...

A Day Out in London!

A Day Out in London!

On Wednesday 30th September, Owls and Swans took the coach to London to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich (the children were fascinated by Nelson's bloodstained uniform!)  and then onto see the new Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cinderella. Everyone had a great time and...

A Sense of Mass in Art

A Sense of Mass in Art

The Swans have been learning how to use contour lines to create a sense of mass in art. They then applied different tea/coffee mixes over different media such as wax crayons and handwriting pens using a feather!

Wheels, Axles and Chassis

Wheels, Axles and Chassis

This week the children became designers again. The children were asked to explore wheels, axles and chassis. The children were able to explain what wheels, axles and chassis were. They also created their own prototypes to show different ways of attaching wheels, axles...

WW2 Blitz Art

WW2 Blitz Art

The Swans have been learning about the artist Henry Moore. They experimented with different media trying to replicate his style. Media such as wax crayons, water soluble pencils, watercolour paint and Hb sketch pencils were used to create the sense of fear and...

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping

As part of their writing, Swans children created mind maps to represent different parts of the story, this was to help them organise their work.  They used watercolour paints to illustrate the different emotions Olive (the main character of the story) was feeling at...

Weaving Textiles

Weaving Textiles

The children in Kingfishers Class became artists for the afternoon. The children thought about what art was and the children were asked to investigate weaving materials and processes. The children used red, orange and yellow material linking to the Great Fire of...

Lifelong Learning Disposition Cakes!

Lifelong Learning Disposition Cakes!

The Swans enjoyed making cakes out of play dough to represent the life long learning dispositions: curiosity, resilience, strategic awareness, creativity, collaboration, meaning making!      

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

The Year One children have been Historians this week and learned all about The Great Fire of London. The children have used different sources to help them answer questions and find out all about The Great Fire of London. The children also became designers and...

Peter Pan The Musical

Peter Pan The Musical

On Thursday 15th July,  Owls and Swans were involved in a performance based on Peter Pan. Unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate an audience in school due to the current restrictions, however, we wanted to share our production with an audience.  So with much...

Pouring Punch

Pouring Punch

Year 3 have been learning to measure volume and capacity. The children followed Mrs Sadler's recipe to chop fruit and measure juices to create a delicious fruit punch. Yummy!

Kimmy’s Zoo

Kimmy’s Zoo

On Wednesday 7th July Kingfishers Class welcomed some visitors into school - Kimmy’s Zoo; they were very excited. The children were very well behaved and listened carefully to Kimmy. The children learned lots of facts about the different animals. They also got to hold...

Marshmallow Models

Marshmallow Models

The Year 2s in Woodpeckers have been learning all about 3D shapes this week in Maths. We are able to describe the shapes using mathematical language such as faces, curved surfaces, vertices and edges. We built shapes using a variety of materials, including straws to...

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