Lots of our pupils have risen to the challenge again this week with some incredibly inventive, original and carefully crafted creations. Thank you to everyone who took part!
Year One have been learning about the significance of Easter for Christians this term and finding out about some of the ways they mark the celebration. They have found out about why signs of Spring signify that Easter is on its way and made the connection between new life and the happier part of the Easter story when Jesus comes back to life. They also found out about the importance of the colour purple at Easter time and have made their own Easter egg balloons which they decorated with pictures related to Easter.
Year 1 enjoyed some practical learning on Friday morning baking Abbey Biscuits.
This was a great opportunity to put many different skills into practice and share a wide range of knowledge that included some incredible maths facts!! We collaborated in two teams to create these delicious tasty treats.
Year 6 have been learning the vocabulary for different parts of a circle including: circumference, diameter, chord, radius, sector and arc.
We also learnt that you can calculate the radius of a circle if you know its diameter as the radius is exactly half the length of the diameter. Of course, you can also find the diameter of a circle if you know the radius!
We enjoyed being in the outdoors to find the diameter and radius of circles during our lesson.
Red Nose Day wasn’t quite like in other years but we all entered into the spirit of raising money for this very good cause. We started the day with our Celebration Assembly finding out how our money makes a big difference to many children and adults in the UK and across the world.
The children really impressed us with their creativity and originality with amazing Red Nose Day bandanas, masks, headbands or eye patches. School Councillors had the very tricky job of judging the competition. There were wonderful examples of reusing old red noses and other materials you already had at home rather than new plastic that would just be thrown away after one use. Thank you to all who made such super efforts to take part in a more environmentally friendly way and thank you for helping to raise £70 for those who aren’t as fortunate as ourselves.
Skiddaw class have been learning all about food digestion in all its glory. See us here, following the path our food takes through our bodies using biscuits, water, orange juice and tights! We’ve been learning all the scientific words like oesophagus and intestines and we are now experts in how our amazing bodies use the nutrients in our food to give us energy. Lots of great facial expressions here…
On Friday we braved the winds and showers to hunt for signs of Spring. We talked about how the world around us is beginning to change and that it will soon be Easter time. We turned into nature detectives and went for a bracing walk around our playing fields and school grounds and we were really surprised how many things we managed to spot when we looked really carefully.
Wow, Skiddaw class have been settling back into school by reading and sharing two wonderful but very different stories – The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah and The Promise by Nicola Davies. In these very different tales, the characters both turn to being outside, nature, music, friendship and colour to help them feel good. We’ve followed their lead and have been doing the same!
The children told me today the highlights of their first week back have included…
- painting colourful kite pictures
- playing with friends
- playing games of tig together and running a mile or more
- playing musical cup games and drumming
- reading chapters of our class story – The Ickabog
- using our amazing imaginations in drama to create believable back stories for characters and
- planting seeds and putting up our new bird feeder
See some snapshots here of our week.
This term, Scafell Class have produced the most creative and original work in their unit on line, colour and pattern. All of which has been completed at home through a carefully planned sequence of work delivered via recorded lessons on Teams. The quality of this work has been outstanding.
We began by looking at the work of Carolee Clark who produces very bold, colourful portrayals of the things around her including: animals, buildings, people and studies of fruit.
Scafell have been studying in detail her use of colour, line and pattern as seen from this collection of pieces sent in to us recently:
We have learnt the difference between tints, tones and shades to make a wider range of colours in our palettes:
And finally, we have created our own pieces of original work inspired by the artist by applying all the skills, knowledge and understanding over the final two weeks of lessons:
Look at some of the lovely new displays around school to celebrate all your learning at home and your amazing achievements in running and cooking too!