Last week our Artist in residence, Pam, visited Year 1 as part of the whole school Gonfalon Project. Each class spent a whole day using different techniques to produce their Gonfalon. The classes had a different value and continent to base their Gonfalon on.
Orange class’ focus was I am Polite. They concentrated on African animals, trees and Kente.
Green class’ focus was I am Honest. They concentrated on Europe mainly Scandinavia. They made trolls, trees and reindeer.
Silver class’ focus was I am Polite. They concentrated on animals found in Asia and the lotus flower.
Each class had a fantastic day and a big thank you goes to Pam and her team of helpers who made it so enjoyable.
Making 3D pandas.
Printing Chinese fans.
Drawing our animals on fabric.
We wrote to the zoo to send us a pet…
They sent us a…
…giraffe, crocodile, elephant, lion and a monkey!
(After a vigorous voting process!) The monkey seemed perfect and we kept him.
On Friday 6th May, the children in Reception transformed into SUPERHEROES! They were on a mission to find Dr Zorg who had stolen the class pets earlier on in the week. Despite putting up wanted posters and writing letters to Dr Zorg, no one could find them. That was until Spiderman thought he had seen Dr Zorg in the garden. The children worked hard to solve the clues and even had to go through lasers to get to them. Luckily the class pets had not been harmed and are recovering well back in the classrooms.
We had a great day and are very proud of our brave superheroes!
Children in Year 4 Percival Class have been working with Newstead Wood students to carry out investigations in science with quicksand. Click on the links below to see what they have been doing.
This week, children from Years 4, 5 and 6 and one child in Silver class received their knights badges for upholding school values.
The gardening club have been busy planting around the school.
The bulbs were bought using Cooling’s vouchers – kindly collected by parents – thank you.
Trees and hedging were donated by Woodland Trust and were planted in freezing, wet conditions by our hardy gardening club children.