We have had a fantastic start to the term in Class 2. We have been exploring our new areas of provision both indoors and outside. We have been getting to know each other and settling into new routines. From our pictures, we also seem to have done lots of maths!
Class 2 have been learning about shape, line and proportion through portraiture. They have explored facial details using a range of media taking inspiration from other artists.
After exploring the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo who created portraits of people using images of fruits and vegetables, we have created our own fruity faces!
Class 2 have ended the year in style with a fantastic design and technology unit called ‘Wheels and Axles’. During this unit we have learnt about the parts that make a wheeled vehicle move and then experimented with ways to create axles, wheels and axle holders and how to attach them to a chassis. Finally, we designed and made our own moving vehicles. This project has been a great way for the children to develop their resilience and problem solving skills.
After missing performing for two years, we were delighted to be entertained on Friday morning by our marvellous pianists and violinists. We enjoyed solos, duets as well as small group performances introduced and supported by our first class instrumental teachers Mrs Rainbow and Mrs Hurley.
All year 2 pupils have learned to play the violin this year and the group who have been keen to continue presented a selection of pieces showing many different ways to produce sound on the violin including pizzicato (plucking the string) and arco (bowing). Our year 3 violinists showed their beautiful smooth bowing action that produced a lovely mellow tone.
The pianists all played different tunes, solos and duets that really got our feet tapping and produced smiles all around the appreciative audience. Well done to all performers and those who have supported and encouraged them this year – the fruits of that labour were clear to see thi
What a fantastic morning we had on Thursday! Our sport’s day this year started with a race for nursery and their teddies. Then the rest of school were split into four teams to complete a carousel of activities, for which they could win points for their team. During the second half of the morning, the children participated in more traditional events such as balancing races and running. Throughout the whole event, they supported and encouraged their team mates wonderfully. The morning concluded with the always entertaing Year 6 novelty race, adult races and not forgetting particiption from the youngest members of the audience in their race. It was a brilliant morning full of fun and exercise, made even better by the support and encouragement of parents, friends and the Levens community.
Class 2 had such a fantastic day at YMCA! The children challenged themselves both physically and mentally. They worked co-operatively to problem solve and succeed. The support and encouragement they gave to each other was amazing to see. They also helped Miss Robinson to step out of her comfort zone and experience the blue tubes! Well done Class 2!
On Wednesday, we enjoyed a wonderful day of celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee.
The day started with an assembly giving thanks for our Queen and designing and making clay plaques to commemorate the occasion.
During the afternoon we enjoyed traditional games in our playground including What’s the time Mr Wolf, Fire on the Mountain and Hopscotch. It was lovely to see the children from all across our school playing together happily.
Next we moved into our brightly decorated hall to watch snippets of the Coronation, eat delicious refreshments and sing the National Anthem at our indoor street-party.
After all the restrictions of Covid over the last two years, this was an amazing way to end this half term!
Our Eco Team have been busy today. Taking part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick, they ventured onto the playfields with our litter pickers and searched out and cleaned up the area. We mostly found plastic bits, some of which were very tricky to pick up with our grabbers!
We also held our termly second hand uniform sale – special thanks to Cherry and Josh on Eco Team for setting up the stall at lunchtime and to Josh for staying after school to sell and put things away. We will be hosting these second hand uniform sales every term so please keep safe any suitably clean and good quality uniform and PE kits to send in when we let you know the next date.
Classes 2,3 and 4 all enjoyed action packed sessions with our Cricket Coach John during Tuesday. We worked on a series of different cricket skills including running between the wickets, throwing and catching, hitting and fielding and even over arm bowling too. We then put these all together in a non stop cricket game. Look out for cricket club, starting in the summer term.
Here are a selection of our amazing sock puppets of special book characters made to celebrate World Book Day 2022. We came together as a school to share our puppets and awarded prizes of £5 book tokens, kindly donated by FOLS.
We all loved your creativity and marveled at the many different ways you thought of to decorate your puppets. Thank you for all your hard work.
In Assembly, Rev Bryan’s told us all about one of the most famous books in the world – The Bible. It is made up of different types of writing like poems, letters and biographies and was written by lots of different men and women. He showed us some Bibles written in different languages too – the one pictured below is in Hebrew.
After school, FOLS held a second hand book and hot chocolate stall – it was really popular and was great to see such a buzz around books with children recommending titles to each other and spotting books by authors they love – all for a bargain price! Thank you to FOLS for running this and to all who kindly donated and bought such lovely quality books which have now found new homes.