Rainbow Fish

Dive into a dynamic week: from fishy masterpieces inspired by 'Boo! A Fishy Mystery' to mathematical marvels in odd and even numbers. Team Aspen crafts musical magic, while Years 5 and 6 unravel the poetic tapestry of metaphors in 'The Highwayman.' Read more about this week’s unforgettable adventures here.

Year R - Rainbow Fish Art

This week, we have been continuing to learn about the story  ‘Boo! A Fishy Mystery’.  During our Art lessons we have been learning about colour mixing and we have used what we have learnt to create fishy masterpieces in the style of  Marcus Pfister who illustrated ‘The Rainbow Fish.’  We have taken turns to use the new climbing frame in the playground in small groups.  It can be tricky working out how to move our bodies and how to balance to move from one place to another. We have enjoyed the challenge of trying to come down the fireman’s pole.

Year 1/2 - Marvellous Maths

This week in maths the year 1 children have been exploring odd and even numbers. They then showed this in lots of different ways. They learnt that even numbers can be shared equally into two groups and each part has a partner and odd numbers always have one left over. The Year 2 children have been looking at arrays. They went on an ‘array hunt’ around the school building and noticed that we can find lots of different real life examples. The children were able to count in their multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s to work out how many was in the array. The children then used pegs and counters to create their own.

Year 3/4 - Find it, Make it, Play it!

Having designed a musical instrument, Team Aspen had a great time creating their masterpieces, using items from around the home. They created an array of drums, shakers and stringed instruments.  Afterwards, the children used their creations to play along to the beat of the music from Flight of The Bumble Bee and The William Tell Overture. They had great fun playing in unison.

Year 5/6 - Exploring Metaphors

In Years 5 and 6, the children explored why these metaphors in the HIghwayman are so effective: 

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.   

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.   

The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor.

They thought about how using comparisons to describe the scene helped the reader to imagine the setting of the poem. Then they produced beautiful illustrations for the metaphors.

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