We really enjoyed the run up to Christmas when we made our Christmas gnomes that we sold at the FOBS Christmas Market. We think they looked very merry indeed! We also had great fun on the last day of term when we spotted Santa walking across our playground! We had a party during the afternoon, where we also hosted a Christmas quiz on Zoom that we had devised for the whole school.
The children have worked hard with Miss Allen this term, improving their gymnastic skills. They have made great progress!
Moving Animal Toys
We have been working on making some moving toys in DT to link with our class reading book – Cogheart. The children have been experimenting with cams and followers to create a moving animal toy. The finished products were great and the children also created a wonderful advert to sell their toy.
RE Week - HInduism
During RE week we have studied Hinduism where the children also learnt stories and acted them out in a drama. I am really impressed by the way the children reflected upon faith and its meaning.
We have been doing some great science this term. The children have designed questions that they want to investigate about dissolving. They used some great vocabulary as well as drawing some wonderful diagrams.
Despite the rainy weather, the children in Taruca Class had a fantastic time when we spent three days at Castleton!
They were certainly kept busy with a range of exciting activities, such as fencing, shelter building, map reading, fire lighting and gem panning! On Thursday, we were joined by Mr Davidson for their walk to Treak Cliff Cavern. They found the cavern an incredible experience as you can tell by the photos!
We’re very proud of the way the children took on all of the challenges with a smile and such a positive attitude, determination and perseverance! Our thanks go to Mrs Bell and Mrs Nix for accompanying us on the trip.
More photos can be found in the Photo Gallery.
Still Life Art - Giorgio Morandi
For our first art topic this year, we have been studying the artist Giorgio Morandi, Italy's foremost 20th Century still life painter. His painting are instantly recognisable for their muted colour palette and simple subject matter. We have been focussing on shade and light to help us shade still life objects.