Discover the diverse activities unfolding in classrooms this week, from shape sorting to jungle art, stitching skills, and an engineering feat! Check out the hands-on learning experiences shaping our young minds in the blog here.

Team R - Sorting Shapes

This week we have enjoyed playing group games which has been great fun.  We learnt how to take turns and encourage our friends. We have been using the book ‘BOO! The Fish Mystery’ to help us with our learning. In this story, there is a rumour which gets bigger and bigger and bigger as it spread around the ocean. We have also been learning about circles, triangles and words that tell us where things are.  It was quite a challenge making triangles in different ways. We enjoyed making Kandinsky style art work with circles and triangles. 

Team 1/2 - Jungle Art

In art this half term the children have been looking at the artist Henry Rousseau.

His style of painting was very naive because he had never actually been to the jungle! The children followed his unique style of starting from the background and working to the foreground to create their jungle collages. Take a look at all of the mixed media that the children used!

Team 3/4 - Stitching Skills

Year 3/4 have been sewing in our DT lessons! We have been looking at the making stage of product design and have started sewing our own pencil cases. Using blanket stitch, we have sewn two pieces of felt together, leaving a longer piece at the top to act as a flap. Next, we will use a running stitch to applique shapes and letters on the flap. 


We have had to use many different skills for this project – threading a needle, tying knots, starting stitches, blanket stitch, running stitch… and we have needed lots of perseverance! Thank you so much to all of the adults who have been into school to help us!

Team 5/6 - An Engineering Challenge!

Year 5/6 were set an engineering challenge this week – to create a bridge using no joining material whatsoever. Children were given a pile of lolly sticks and had to make a freestanding bridge over a glue stick that did not use the glue for support. This is done with no input initially and the understanding that there is a low likelihood of success… once we have investigated, instructions are given on how to add to what was started independently. We created Da Vinci bridges VERY successfully by the end of the session using his interlocking pattern (even with a fair few restarts). Great resilience 5/6!

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