Earth Day

Today, when the children  arrived at school, they found the playground littered with lots of rubbish!!

It was the children’s mission to come together to sort out the rubbish so it could be recycled and reused.

 

  

 

 

 

A special assembly took place where we learnt a lot more about recycling, reusing and climate change.

  

The children then turned all the power off! Earth hour had started. They made it their job to check lights, computers and anything else that uses electricity.

The children carried out lots of tasks after making a pledge as a class!

To finish it off, here are pictures of our ‘Earth Hour’ lunch. All the food was prepared by hand and there was no cooking involved in an attempt to save energy.

 

Bounce

Welcome back. We hope you all had a lovely break – a week really does fly by!

We are looking forward to working with the Year 2 children and teaching them even more new skills during our new topic called ‘Bounce’.  This topic includes lots of fun activities with different sized balls. Children will be throwing, catching, measuring, learning about 3D shapes, sorting animals depending on how they move, planning Science investigations, researching sporting heroes and lots more.

Click here to view the Curriculum Newsletter    YEAR 2 BOUNCE

 

Pancake Day

We enjoyed pancakes in class today. We discussed our favourites and why we have Shrove Tuesday. The children were real risk takers and some tried pancakes for the very first time! Some had lemon and syrup! YUM YUM.

Hoola Hoop Extravaganza!

Before the holidays we all had a go at Hoola Hooping. A visitor came into the hall to share some of her skills.  Before long we were flipping the hoop up and spinning it on our arms! We did some team work with a partner and sun the hoop between us both. It was lots of fun!

World Book Day

    

We have had such an exciting ‘World Book Day’.  All the children came dressed as a character from their favourite book. They had such a fabulous day and Princess Poppy came to visit us too!

National Book Tokens

World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distributes more than 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children.

All you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of ten (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day books!

Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead! And if you’d rather get an audio book, that’s fine too!

So that’s £1 off any book or audio book, it’s your choice, just as long as it would normally cost at least £2.99.

The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid from Monday 27 February–Sunday 26 March 2017

 

Can you recognise some of the characters …

Princess Poppy arrives to find her golden ball.

Yesterday to our amazement a golden ball appeared in the reading area. We wrote a list of questions such as…  How has the ball got into the classroom? Who does the ball belong to? Has the ball got a secret message inside? Is the ball a magic ball? Is the golden ball an expensive ball? Does Mrs Bottomley know about the ball?

Then today, during World Book Day Princess Poppy came into our classroom to find her golden ball and she was so happy it was safe. Princess Poppy had an argument with her dad the King because he had told her she had to marry Prince Humperdink.   She didn’t want to marry him so she stormed off with her treasured golden ball, tripped and the ball fell in the dirty pond!!   A frog  said he would get it for her if she promised he could live at her palace, sleep in her bed and eat from her plate. Princess Poppy agreed but when he retrieved her golden ball she ran away from him too.  However she dropped the ball again and the frog got it back ….  he must have brought it to our classroom!!!

You will need to keep watching to find out what happens next.

Food Landscapes Inspired by the Artist Carl Warner

Today the children in Kingfishers’ class made some amazing landscapes using a variety of fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods.

They looked carefully at the work by the amazing artist Carl Warner and used his ideas to create their own food landscapes. Here are some of Carl Warner’s fabulous landscapes.

Photograph by Carl Warner- Food landscape… www.carlwarner.com/photographer/

Photograph by Carl Warner – Still life… www.carlwarner.com/photographer/

Here are some of the children’s finished food landscape.

Here you can see the children’s work in progress….

 

Chinese New Year.

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The Chinese New Year will begin on 28th January 2017, which marks the start of the Year of the Rooster.

We had a fantastic Chinese New Year at the end of January. We celebrated with a dance in the hall dressed as Chinese Lions and Dragons. We read Chinese stories and created our own Chinese themed Art. We even tasted some Chinese dumplings and spring rolls!

What a fun Time!

 

The Artist Carl Warner

The children are learning about the Artist Carl Warner

Carl Warner is an artist who has  a passion for creating and making images from things that most people would not take a second look at. He loves finding pictures and beauty in the mundane and the banal. In creating landscapes from the contents of his fridge or building cities from sea shells or car parts, He is more of a photographic illustrator who creates something from nothing, transforming one thing into another by simply composing and lighting.

Here are some of his amazing pieces of work: Carl Warner Food Landscapes

 

This is a fabulous landscape by the Artist Carl Warner look carefully at the image. What can you see? Photograph courtesy of http://www.carlwarner.com/about-photographer/

Initially the children have been handling and manipulating food and natural materials to create and make portraits. Later this week they will be making a food landscape pictures to follow.

Here are some of their wonderful pieces of work the children have created so far. They are also developing their photography skills and all the images have been taken by themselves and a selfie portrait so you can see the individual artist! There will be more to come soon, just watch this space

 

 

 

 

Mess, Muck and Mixtures

This half term the children will be learning all about ‘Mess, Muck and Materials’

Please click Muck mess and mixtures learning leaflet to see the Curriculum Newsletter with details of the types of things the children will be learning about.

Year Two Children had a Messy Morning to ‘hook’ them into their new topic…. I am sure you will agree they had a fantastic time using their senses to explore the different materials and foods. They worked really hard and thought of some adjectives to describe what they felt, looked and smelt like!!!.

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Kingfishers class

 

 

 

 

Paul Klee – The castle and the sun.

The children have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. They looked at his famous painting called  ‘The Castle and the Sun.’ He used geometrical shapes and various shades of vivid colour. The children used their imagination in their own work to produce a picture in his style.