Mrs Brabant saw this collaged eagle at an art gallery recently and thought Class 2 could use the same idea to create some collaborative dragon art. We started off by painting brightly coloured patterns that we will cut into scale shapes.
How do Class 1 always manage to find the unbelievable in the woods at the back of school?? We kept the egg warm and cosy in class but who would think that the innocent looking little egg would hatch into a dragon!!!! Today the children built the dragon some special dens to protect it from this chilly weather.
The Stone Age shelter in the Secret Garden needed some repairs so Mrs Davies asked Art Club to create some ( fake) reindeer hides to recover it. After a quite look on a google image the children set to work on some pre-cut canvas with the acrylic paints. brushes, card combs, twig brushes and eventually hands all added to the effect and we think they are quite effective. We can’t wait to see what they look like on the Stone Age hut!
It’s that time of year again! Parents, grandparents and staff gathered together for our annual creative evening making Christmas wreaths to adorn our own front doors. It was once again a very enjoyable and productive event…. an evening of calm amongst the Christmas chaos.
Christmas is always a fun and busy time in Class 1. Here are some of the things we do to celebrate.
We loved learning about space and did lots of exciting things. They included: mading books about the first men on the moon, investigating shadows with rocket and alien models, making collaborative space paintings like Peter Thorpe and playdough aliens. We ended our topic with a Moon Party for our families. We made star biscuits and space jellies and decorated our own table cloths. We even sang a song for our guests.
The whole school were introduced to the stories of the constellations this week by Storyteller Emma. Class 1 were given the challenge of putting on a show at the end of the day to tell the rest of the school the story they had heard. The story of Delphinus told of the dolphin that helped the musician Arion escape from sailors who tried to throw him overboard and steal his belongings. With a few hats and costumes, a chest full of treasure and an opera singing Arion they certainly brought the story to life! Who knew we had such stars of […]
Class 3 shared their hedgehog expertise with the children in Class 1 today and everyone also had time to go hunting in the woodland for “moonstones” which held a secret message.
After carefully drawing colourful rockets and creating a textured moon the finished works of art were complete. Everyone has been very impressed with how effective they all look and how very different they all are.
The children are very excited about our new topic of Space and have gone rocket mad this week.