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…

Photograph by Carl Warner – Still life…

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

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


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

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!!!.

Doves class

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.


Castle Art Work.

The children have been developing their proficiency and skills in their drawing techniques. They looked carefully at a variety of castles and represented them using their imagination and creativity.

Here are the finished pieces of work and I am sure you will agree they are amazing.

Some of the children also added a background to their castles using watercolours to create a different image.

Bridges Investigation!

In science the children were given the challenge of changing a the shape of paper to make it stronger. They initially worked independently and these are some of  the ideas they came up with…..

The children were then set the challenge of working in teams to make a bridge that could hold up to 11 wildlife animals!!!

Finally the children tested their bridges…

Luckily all the bridges managed to hold 11 wildlife animals although some were stronger than others!

Skipton Castle

Year 2 Visit to Skipton Castle

The weather certainly made our visit to Skipton Castle memorable and in a way more realistic, as we could really imagine how cold the castle was and how the servants would feel sleeping on the floor!

We had a wonderful time, and were so proud of all the children. They were well behaved and had learnt so much about castles, it was great to hear them talking to the guides about the different features of a castle that they spotted as we walked around.

The Skipton Castle guides were amazing and told us lots of interesting facts, some a bit gory and others very interesting.

Here are a few photos from our visit.


Maths in Year 2

In our Maths lessons we have been doing lots of activities to help us understand place value.


Year 2 children have been learning about Our Local Area.

In Year 2 we are learning about ‘Our local area’. To begin this topic, we were given some photographs of different views in Silsden, and we had to be street detectives and find each photograph and name it. We even learnt how to identify if the photograph was a human or physical feature.

After we looked at all the buildings in Silsden, we learnt about the different houses, such as detached, terraced etc and we even visited  Knowles estate agents, where Mr Knowles very kindly gave up his time to talk to all 3 classes about the houses in Silsden and what he does. We then came back and made our role play area in our classrooms into an estate agents.


Year 2 have also enjoyed looking at old pictures of Silsden and they have compared them with pictures of Silsden today. It has generated lots of valuable speaking and listening opportunities and the children have identified many similarities and differences.

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