Christmas Fair 2016

We had our Christmas Fair today after school and it was fantastic! The children loved the cake, hot chocolate and the ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ stall – Well done to Antoine for winning the sweets!!

A great event – thank you to Naomi for the organisation and our lovely parent group for all their help with the cakes.

Merry Christmas to all our families and we hope you have a happy and peaceful New Year.

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Nativity Audio and Lyrics

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Art competition!

Calling all children from Year 1 to Year 6!

Miss Diffley is setting you a challenge….

In your new sketchbook, I would like you to create a Winter Wonderland theme park design. Make it as bright, colourful and creative as you can!

There will be a festive prize to be won for the most inventive designs in each class. I will be collecting all sketchbooks on Thursday 15th December to make my decision and will announce the winners on Friday 16th to each class and give out prizes.

 

Remember, keep it fun, friendly and fantastically creative! Enjoy🙂

Art Club Challenge – Curved or straight?

Today art club were given a challenge and I would like to extend that challenge out to the rest of the school.

The challenge was to make  a CURVED line or shape out of a straight line – no bending allowed! It’s a meeting between maths and art.In the club we used long, thin strips of coloured paper, please refer to the art club page for pictures of their progress and results, or you can use just paper with a pencil and ruler (colours are allowed too) which can make the shape look almost 3D. All you need to start is 2 lines for your axis (as if you’re drawing a graph), or you could use more. Just remember all the lines you use MUST be straight! The most creative and imaginative shape could win the artist a prize!

You have until Friday 9th December to bring your designs in to either Ms Rana or Miss Diffley in Reception Class. If you have any questions about it please come and see me, there are also a few tips on the art club blog page. Please make sure you put your name and class on the work and hopefully I’ll have some beautiful designs to show on the blog🙂

Here are a couple of my examples.

 

Year 1 Advent Assembly

What superstars we have! The Year 1 children put together a fabulous performance for our first class assembly in church this academic year. We talked about nativity characters, what we want to be when we grow up, we shared our version of the Snail and the Whale and sung ‘Starman’ by David Bowie. Thank you to all the adults who were able to attend, as well as visitors from Millman Street Community Centre. It might be early but all of us in Year 1 wish our friends a family a very jolly Christmas!

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Visit from Dr Sheila Kanani

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We had a special whole-school assembly presented by Dr Sheila Kanani who works at the Royal Astronomical Society in Piccadilly. She showed us a range of images and videos, sharing her vast knowledge of space with us. Did you know that some shooting stars are the result of frozen astronauts poo?!?! Or, that Uranus has been knocked at some point so the rings run from north to south?!?!

Some of us had the chance to ask some questions; well done to those who came up with amazing questions😉 We will set up some future communication with Dr Sheila so that we can ask her more questions.

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October Gallery Visits

Years 1, 3 & 6 all visited the October gallery where they took part in some Art Workshops making various pieces of art which would then be displayed in an exhibition. The exhibition took place on Friday and Saturday 18/19th November – it may still be on display, so if you get a chance to see it, please pop in. The work the children produced was fantastic.

The art work was inspired by Romuald Hazoumè who is an artist from the Republic of Bénin, best known for his work La Bouche du Roi, a reworking of the 1789 image of the slave ship Brookes.

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