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Puppet Show

This week we made our own puppets. Some of us chose hand puppets and some chose stick puppets. A few of us made sock puppets. We designed them first, listing the materials and drawing a design. We tried to copy our designs. some of us made changes and improvements and...

Sunflower Power

We planted sunflower seeds, thinking about what they need to grow. We have taken them home. In July, we will measure them and see who has the tallest sunflower. The tallest flower wins a prize. We looked at Va Gogh's sunflower paintings. We used torn paper to make the...

What’s in the garden?

We planned and made our own fairy garden in small groups. First we, each, designed and made an object for the garden. The we built the using soil, gravel, coloured stones and other objects. We added our things to the garden. we sprinkled on some cress and mustard...

Thaumatrophe trickery

We learnt that  toys in Edwardian time were very simple and sometimes home made. We made a thaumatrope using card and string. We drew a picture of a flower on one side of the card and a bee on the other. We added string to each end. We went spun our thaumatropes and...

Class 4 unmasked!

We looked at the decorative masks made in Venice, Italy. We talked about the theme and features of the masks. Then we made our own masks using a variety of materials. Can you guess who we...

Let’s Dance

We worked with The Baretoed Dance Company to explore the painting that we were studying. We made ourselves into furniture and explored the space using scarves and material. We watched each other's performance and said what we liked about...

Pirate planning

This week class 7 have been planning their own pirate stories. The children collaborated on class mind maps to write down possible ideas for each section of the story. They demonstrated fantastic creativity and were able to use these ideas when story...

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