Year Three have been continuing to investigate forces and magnets. The children conducted an experiment to test which of our three magnets is the strongest. They spent time planning their experiment, working out their variables and how they could ensure they conduct a fair test. It was then time to put their plans to practice, and the children used magnets … Read More
On Thursday, Year Two went to the National Gallery to look at a variety of portraits. Children were very fortunate to have the help of an artist who taught them how to look at paintings and ‘read’ them. Children were able to compare the portraits and discover how the artist used colour to tell a story. A fabulous trip!
In Oak Class this week, the children enjoyed learning about the main five elements of dance, which are: rolling, jumping, turning, gesture and varying posture. They also combined three moves together, for example a jump and a turn. Next week they are going to understand how to add stillness and direction to their choreographies to convey emotion through dance.
Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social, emotional and sensory-motor skills. Art is a cooperative learning experience that provides pleasure, challenge, and a sense of mastery. In Reception class, children love art because it’s fun and provides them with authentic self-expression: the freedom of choice, thought, and feeling. Apple class children have drawn fantastic ‘tunnels’ related … Read More
It was great to see so many children dressed up as the person they would like to be when they are older! Many children have their eyes set on a bright and exciting career in the future, which is great to see. Here is a brilliant picture of Ashley and Neveah; Ashley wants to be a bank manager and Neveah’s … Read More
Year Three enjoyed a snowy trip out to London Zoo on Tuesday. The children had great fun exploring the rainforest area, spotting animals and taking readings for humidity and temperature. They they returned with lots of new knowledge and using this they formed new and interesting questions to extend their understanding further.
In Willow class, children have been looking at portraits in the run-up to our trip to the National Gallery next week. They found out the difference between realistic and abstract portraits by researching the artist Picasso. In their art lesson, children created abstract portraits with collage techniques using different patterns and adding facial features in unusual places – just like … Read More
In Year One this week, the children continued to explore The Gruffalo. They started the week off by role playing the story in groups and then performed to the rest of the class. They then went on a treasure hunt around the school to find hidden words to use in their recounts; we found interesting adjectives, such as poisonous and … Read More
In Mathematics Mastery this week in Reception Class, the children have been focusing on the Big Picture which is based on songs and rhymes such as ‘one two buckle my shoe’. In the photographs, during their Maths Mastery session, pupils are exploring the components of numbers within 20 and applying their number sense when problem solving and they ordered numbers … Read More