We were very lucky in the FSU to see the chicks hatch before our eyes and even got the chance to hold them!
Stone Age Art Week
This week we had fun creating several pieces of Stone Age art. We enjoyed making Stonehenge replicas using modelling clay. With chalk pastels we created cave paintings which helped turn Mrs Hatton's desk into a Stone Age cave (Mr O'Brien likes to call it his 'Man-Cave'!!)...
Craft Club have been working hard this term on creating wonderful animal cup-cosies.
Gedling Litter Heroes Winners!
Isobel and Minnie in Y5 were proud winners at for the Gedling Litter Heroes competition. The girls designed characters to support Gedling council's drive to 'Keep Britain Tidy'. Isobel won 1st place and Minnie 2nd place for KS2. They won a fab Easter egg and the school was given...
During trekking this week we used the nets and tanks to see what we could find in our pond. We were so excited to find lots of frogspawn which we looked closely at back in the classroom. We even got to see some very tiny tadpoles!
Animal inspired Tangrams
Year 4 combined Maths and Topic todays to create some animals inspired Tangrams. Tangrams are popular puzzles that were created in Ancient China and reflect the Chinese fascination throughout history with mathematical puzzles. They are made up of 7 flat shapes, called tans. The puzzle is to form the 'tans' into various...
Rainforest scenes inspired by Henri Rousseau.
Following on from last week’s pastel experiments, Year 4 have produced rainforest scenes using the medium of pastels. We looked closely at the work of Henri Rousseau and his hidden tiger piece. He never had an art lesson, nor did Rousseau ever visit a rainforest. This afternoon compositions focused...
Year 1 displays!
Look at the wonderful displays in Year 1 showing our shoebox imaginary worlds and fantastic artwork inspired by Matisse, Kandinsky and Mondrian.
Creating Power Points from our Animal Research
In Computing this morning, Year 4 have been creating Power Points all about the various animals they have researched into as part of our ‘Amazing Animal’ topic. The children had to show that they could produce a creative Power Point that could be presented to an audience. They had...
Creating an Animal Database
Year 4 had to use their knowledge of vertebrates and invertebrates to create a database (similar to a branching database/classification key) which then made an animal sorting game. The children showed excellent Computing skills and made good use of their scientific knowledge.