Year 1 have enjoyed handling and experimenting with clay today in the art room. We created spheres, cubes and rolls with the clay. We’ve got a few Potters in the making!
To support out Geography lessons, the children (and adults) had a wonderful day yesterday, getting to grips exploring the school grounds using a map! Supported by Mr Fox, the children had to use the key, showing where features such as buildings or trees were, to find various points on the map and clip a symbol to show they’d found it – the ‘Clipper Trail’. Following this, the children then created their own maps – making their own key and drawing the corresponding symbols to show where everything is situated.
Mr Fox was extremely impressed by the children and their enthusiasm and skill shown despite the mud… sorry adults! I’m sure everyone’s washing machines (including mine) were on last night. However, the muddy conditions only added to the experience and the children did indeed feel like they were explorers using their own maps especially in the woodland!
Well done children and thanks Mr Fox!
Today the Year 4 children have thoroughly enjoyed their time with outdoors expert, Mr Fox.
In their lesson, the children have practised their fieldwork skills, reading a map to find different areas on the school site and in the woodland area. This activity is known as the ‘Clipper Trail’. The ground was muddy and it was a little wet, but the children loved it and we will be sure to do it again soon!
Despite the weather disrupting our plans to visit the National Arboretum, our Year 6 children still shared lots of smiles as they enjoyed the first snow of the year. It was wonderful to see the children so happy as they worked together to build snowmen. Despite the disruption, we still had a wonderful day!
Mrs Smith’s class enjoyed the Art room this afternoon. We mixed primary colours to create secondary colours and then decorated plates in the style of Emma Bridgewater. Well done boys and girls!