Art & Design
Our history topic this half term was based on the Ancient Greeks and we investigated the question ‘Were the Greeks similar to us’. We researched this topic in great detail and realised there were both similarities and differences; the Greeks were much more gruesome than us but they also lived in a democratic society. We […]
In DT the children have enjoyed creating ‘Moving Dinosaur Pictures’. The children used levers and hinges to make their pictures move. They thought about the tools and materials they needed and the skills they needed to use. The children also created a lovely background for the dinosaurs. Great work Kingfishers.
This half term Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. In Art the children have been using clay. They have created their own dinosaur fossils and their own dinosaur models. The children have learnt different techniques while using the clay – rolling, pulling, smoothing, pinching and mark marking with tools. The children did very well! […]
The Woodpeckers have been creating death masks in DT. The children took inspiration from Tutankhamun’s death mask when designing their own. They created their masks by covering a balloon with paper mache, cutting it in half and attaching a cardboard head dress. The children used paper mache for the nose, and painted on Egyptian makeup […]
On Monday 20th January, the Woodpeckers investigated the scientific process of mummification by becoming Egyptian Embalmers! As there weren’t any dead Pharaohs lying around, the children used tomatoes instead- to symbolise the Pharaoh’s body. The children followed steps to prepare the body (tomato) for mummification; such as taking out the vital organs (seeds and pulp) […]
This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about Pirate Paddy and the problems with his lunch box. They had to design a lunchbox that could be passed across a rope, withstand waves and rain from the sea, withstand being pecked at by seagulls and deliver the lunch safely to the other ship without damaging […]
This week the children in Kingfisher Class have been learning about Elmer and getting ready to celebrate his birthday on Friday 24th May. They have learnt about elephants and written a fact file and labelled the different parts of an elephant. They have made their own Elmer’s from recycled milk cartons. They have created Elmer’s […]
On Monday 25th March, we said goodbye to our finished Elmer as he was returned to the Elmer team ready for photographs to be taken for the trail. We have all enjoyed taking part in the decoration of Elmer and are very pleased with how our Elmer looks. We would like to say a big […]
The children in Woodpeckers class had the opportunity to work with Mrs Fisk to decorate Elmer. The children decorated their initial with different patterns and created feathers. The children also painted their own square for the patchwork trees. Great work Woodpeckers.
During the half term break, the children’s homework was to enter an Elmer Competition to win a £5 voucher to spend at our book fair. The children were asked to design a book cover for Elmer to celebrate his 30th birthday. The children had to make sure it was eye-catching and the design included the […]
The painting of Elmer has started. Mrs Fisk has been busy painting the underneath of Elmer, which has been very tricky! The children have also helped Mrs Fisk paint the top of Elmer (blue) to create the sky. It is lovely to see Elmer coming to life.
Mrs Fisk came into school to prepare Elmer ready for his decoration. She cleaned him and primed him with white paint. The children were given the opportunity to see what Mrs Fisk was doing and ask her lots of questions. The children are very excited to be involved in his decoration in the future. Thank […]