It’s a stitch up

Year R - Self-Portraits

In our Art lessons this half term, we have been learning to create self-portraits. First we looked carefully at the parts of our face in the mirror and practised drawing our faces with pencil. Then we painted our face, thinking carefully about the colour of our skin, and added the details using oil pastels. Next we will create sculptures of our faces using clay.

Year 1/2 - Flashlight

This week the children have started a new book in English called Flashlight! On Wednesday the children went on a very exciting adventure! Using their torches they walked through the woodlands to see if they could spot any nocturnal animals to write about. They also thought of adjectives they could use to describe these animals. Take a look at what the children found…

Year 3/4 - Skillful Stitching

This week, year 3/4 completed the final stage of their sewing DT project.  Each child had the challenge to make a pencil case that could hold up to 5 pencils.  The first stage involved sewing to different sized rectangles together using blanket stitch.  The next task involved cutting out a design and then use running stitch to attach it to the cover.  


The year 3/4 team would like to thank the parent helpers who came to help – it made such a difference to the outcome!  Here are some pictures of the afternoon.

Year 5/6 - Creating tetrahedral kites

After consolidating our multiplication in maths, writing how to care for our deadly animals and revisiting Ancient Egypt, we returned to the daunting task of creating a tetrahedral kite…

After feeling initially daunted by the tasks, with some additional guidance on joining techniques, we were able to create some very successful group examples that passed our flight tests well – and stayed in one piece! Well done 5/6.

It’s all a balancing act

Some of our Year 1/2 were lucky enough to be invited to the Gymnastics Festival. They had a wonderful time getting stuck into all sorts of activities. Year 3/4 have continued to be inspired by the artist LS Lowry, Year 5/6 have been mapping in geography, coding in computing and studying a significant architect called Zaha Hadid. Year R have been on autumn adventures!

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Inclusion Day was a blast! The children (and adults!) had so much fun getting stuck into a variety of active and engaging activities. Everyone had a go at something, which included archery, New Age Kurling, water game, Nerf guns – and much more. It was a great day to show off our Learning Buttons – especially the Team Builder and Go-Getter buttons. The day made for the perfect opportunity to work together and get to know their new classes. Thank you to Personal Best Education, and the students from Mountbatten for leading the day and making it so successful. This week, in the blog, you can see all the photos from the day, plus more, including the science behind the story of Three Little Pigs(!), measuring the dark and perfect pop art!

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Flower Show

This week, Year 3/4 have been on an exciting trip to Winchester Cathedral as an introduction to their new history topic on Anglo-Saxon Britain. Elsewhere in school, Year 5/6 have been designing their own mechanical toy using a CAM mechanism, Year 1/2 have been zooming in on flowers to create artwork in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe and Year R have drawn and labelled their own story maps.

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World Book Day

The highlight of our first week back after half term has to be our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday. On the day, Year 1/2 enjoyed a book bonanza quiz and found out how to make a book fortune teller. Also during the week, Year R have been out and about looking for signs of Spring, Year 3/4 have created pieces of Ugandan Art and Year 5/6 have been exploring the idea of ‘What would Jesus do?’.

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