Art with UCC

This Spring year 1 and 2 have been fortunate enough to work with art teacher Emma Robertson from UCC. Emma has been teaching them art on Monday afternoons on the theme of Stacks. She has taught them observational drawing and painting skills and they had created collaged designs which would inspire some 3D work with clay. The finished creations would have been on display in an exhibition in Penrith with the work of other local school children. Unfortunately the corona virus put a stop to our sessions but we have all learned new skills and been inspired after our work […]

World Book Day

This year year 5 and 6 went to the Blue Peter studio for World Book Day so back at school we celebrated it in style too! Class 1 had just read Supertato’s Carnival Catastro-pea so we decided to have a carnival themed day. We made shakers and carnival hats, cooked tropical fruit kebabs and cheesy quesadillas and also learned to salsa. At the end of the day we partied with our home made food and salsa dancing. We had a great day.

Toys

As part of our topic on Superheros we learned about toys. We found out about toys from the past and even went to Tullie House museum to look at all the old toys. Whilst we were there we looked around the rest of the museum and also did some art in their galleries. At school we looked at our favourite toys and investigated forces and movement through our toys. We looked at how to make things move faster and what happened on different surfaces. We also had a visitor who told us all about his own toys from when he […]

Supertato and Superbat

We love learning about superheroes and our favourite is Supertato and his enemy the Evil Pea. We made vegetable soup and also explored freezing and melting trying to rescue the frozen vegetables.  We invented our own Super vegetables and baddies and wrote our own stories. This year we also found another book called Superbat and during Science Week we learned all about bats too. They are amazing creatures.

Using Our Senses

This spring term’s topic is about superheroes and we have been learning about all the amazing things our bodies can do! We are all super!!! We have been exploring our senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. We made skittles rainbows and explored dissolving by adding water to lots of different sweets. We even investigated popcorn!!

Emergency

As part of our topic on Emergency we were visited by the RNLI.  We watched videos , tried on the clothing worn by the crew and did some activities. We learned about the work of the RNLI and how to keep ourselves safe near water. We raised some money for the RNLI by filling some welly boots with money.