Awesome Art Week
We have had a busy week in Kingfisher and started Art Week off by exploring hues and tints to create abstract sunset silhouette pictures of Stone Henge. We continued our Stone Henge theme by creating clay sculptures and discussed what we thought Stone Henge could’ve possibly been built for.
In English, we have continued our work on The Bog Baby and this week, we have written our own stories about discovering an unusual creature. There were some brilliant ideas!
We enjoyed an RE lesson this week and continued to learn about Judaism. We learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot and worked together to make natural ground collages of Sukkahs, combining RE and Art!
In Science, we have been investigating the properties of rocks and worked collaboratively to decide whether our rocks were igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary. We applied our knowledge of how rocks are formed and looked closely at the characteristics of each rock to make a group decision.
We were really lucky to get an extra playtime today, too! In Celebration Assembly this morning, we were awarded for having the top class attendance this week. Well done Team Kingfisher!
Have a wonderful weekend. See you next week!
We’ve had a great week in Kingfisher Class. We have continued our work on The Bog Baby in English and next week, we will be using our learning so far to write our own stories about discovering an unusual creature. The children were amazed to see a bog baby that Miss Bugg had found during her weekend adventures!
In Maths, we have continued our revision of number bonds and put this into practice with a ‘Code Breakers’ lesson where children had to work in teams to crack the locks on their treasure boxes. The children were encouraged to work systematically and worked brilliantly together.
In Science, we have continued to learn about rocks and this week, we learnt how sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks are formed. We used Starburst sweets to show a visual representation of the processes and it was really hard not to eat them – they smelt delicious, especially when we melted them into magma!
The children stepped back to the Stone Age this week in History when we went out into the school grounds to see what natural objects we could find for survival. We were real life hunter-gatherers and the children came up with some great ideas as to what they could use the natural resources for – including feather beds, grass skirts and stick houses!
It was lovely to see Mrs Capewell return to WPA after her retirement in the summer. She will be teaching the children French every Tuesday morning. We also enjoyed a Gardening lesson with Mrs Price, designing our garden area. The children will partake in Gardening with Mrs Price every other week.
We absolutely loved our first swimming lesson too! The children were so excited and all did brilliantly. We are really lucky to have this as part of our Physical Education all year round.
Have a fabulous weekend in the sunshine! See you next week.
We’ve had a brilliant start to the new school year in Kingfisher Class. We have finally discovered that the mystery creature leaving sticky, blue footprints in our classroom was ‘The Bog Baby’ – this is the text we are using in our English lessons, where we are learning to write a narrative. We enjoyed an afternoon in the Forest School area too, working together to build Bog Baby habitats in the hope that we can attract some to our school grounds! Watch this space…
We have launched several topics this week including the Stone Age in our History lessons and Rocks in Science. We went on a rock hunt around the school grounds to see what different rocks we could find and decide whether they were human-made or naturally-occurring. We are looking forward to finding out more about these topics over the coming weeks.
In Music, we are learning the song, ‘Let Your Spirit Fly’ and we really enjoyed an Art lesson inspired by the prehistoric art discovered in the Caves of Lascaux. Have a lovely weekend, see you next week!