On the art table we have been painting goats through painting our hands and making painting our own trolls.
On the DT table we have been making our own grass collages by snipping paper. We also added bridges to our collages with lollipop sticks and finally added the river with blue paper.
In Nursery we have been learning all about our Five senses. This week we have been learning about our sense of smell.
We used our sense of smell to guess what was inside the different smell pots and we talked about the smells that we liked and disliked.
A group of children who are part of Children’s University went on a local visit to Paddington Gardens to visit JRL, the company responsible for building London’s largest residential scheme. We learnt about the construction industry, how to keep safe on a construction site and learnt all about the residential project. We had fun drawing our favourite building and putting the drawings in a time capsule that will be buried under the park of the new complex being built. We also worked together to recreate the Shard, the impressive 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark.
In art we have been looking at cave paintings as part of our topic on the Stone Age. Cave paintings were made using charcoal and clay. We learnt that cave paintings have survived to this day because the charcoal and clay was mixed with animal fats, vegetable juice and cave water so that the materials stuck to the cave walls!
We learnt all about charcoal as a drawing medium and learnt some different shading techniques such as blending, hatching, cross hatching, stippling and scumbling. We then incorporated all of the drawing techniques to draw a still life. We drew objects relating to the Stone Age; wood, rocks, faux animal fabric, fake animal bones, nuts and sea shells. We had the choice of either focusing on one object to draw, a section of the still life or the whole composition. We used both willow and compressed charcoal. We had to think about tone, texture and form.
Have a look at our photos from Alder Class assembly last week on friendship!
The main character wished to make a good friend at school and so was given a recipe to make a good friend. She went on an adventure to find all the ingredients. Along the way, she learned many things about friendship through meeting the different characters and songs!
We are learning the different parts of the human body. We traced our friend’s bodies on paper and labelled the parts of the body. Outside we also explored the human body by tracing out shadows.
Willow class have been reading Stone Age Boy. We have been learning how to write setting descriptions for our narratives. As part of our learning we created puppets from the story to help us use prepositional language in our writing. Willow class have been working so hard this year and it will be wonderful to see their completed setting descriptions.
After we visited the ‘Hallfield London Eye’ we wrote a recount and acted out our experience.
We were superstar actors and actresses because we used loud voices and lots of expression. We used actions and always faced the audience. We enjoyed watching our friends perform.
In cross country, years 4, 5 and 6 were invited to attend running for about one mile. Some of the girls were able to run in the boys’ race, and most of them were faster, so Mr Rash gave them a star.
At the beginning of the race, when you’re at the point of getting ready, people will crowd around you. When you’re already off there will be people on the sides making sure you’re going the right way and cheering you on as you go.
When you’ve just started the activity be aware of people because there will be a point when people start to push you.
The best things to do is jog and try not to waste your energy at the start, because if you have enough energy at the end and you will be able to speed up while others slow down.
by Pearl and Jeane
Year 1 had great fun singing and dancing the parts of the body in Spanish. What a fantastic creative way to learn!
In Year 1, we looked at the Hallfield value, Collaborative. Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce something. Collaboration enables us to share resources, achieve shared goals, share new ideas and new perspectives. We drew and painted images of teamwork on a jigsaw piece to show collaboration.
In Year 2 we looked at the Hallfield value, Aspirational. Being aspirational is having a strong desire, longing, or aim to achieve something or things. We all have aspirations no matter how big or small they are. We represented this value by drawing and painting birds that soar and aim high to the sky.