Nursery See The Light In Honour Of Diwali
The Nursery children have been celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. Learning about different festivals and communities is an important part of understanding the world and developing global citizenship. Creativity and teamwork were to the fore as the children took part in activities that encourage them to celebrate differences and develop an understanding of different cultures, looking at the bright colours used during Diwali and beautiful rangoli patterns. They have been experimenting with mark making and patterns using various media such as coloured sand and paints to create designs and symmetrical patterns.
Penny Hodnett, Nursery Class Teacher
Reception Break Maths Down To Get The Whole Story
The Reception children have been learning how to use a part-whole model in maths. Using five cubes, they have been thinking about how to split five into two parts by using their problem-solving skills. As a result, the children were able to show the different ways of making five by breaking the cubes into two towers and then drawing the outcome in their books.
Natasha Jacklin, Reception Class Teacher
Poster Children In Year 1 Spread Anti-Bullying Message
Thoughtful Year 1 have been busy raising awareness of bullying in and around the school community. After listening carefully to each other during group discussion about the best way to do this, the children decided to create posters to get their message across. Not only did they love the creative process, considering the style, layout and colours of their posters, but the children gave much thought to the wording on their posters, getting across messages of how to support each other and stop bullying.
Jessie Millsom, Year 1 Class Teacher
Year 2 Artists Inspired By Andy Warhol
In art, Year 2 have been looking at the work of Andy Warhol, paying particular attention to the style and colours he used. Inspired by this, the children created a background of six colourful squares this week and will use a press-printing technique to duplicate a picture on each square, on this occasion a leaf to tie in with their work involving natural art. This is part of a four-week project during which Year 2 are exploring different media and concepts, and the children have already demonstrated excellent levels of positivity and perseverance when learning new techniques.
Kim Martin, Year 2 Art Teacher
Year 3 Girls Making Great Progress On The Netball Court
The U8A girls have been working hard all season, learning to become versatile players who strive to aim high in every match situation. Against Edgeborough on Wednesday, the girls initially appeared a little nervous and were 5-2 down at halftime. But a quick pep talk, a defensive reshuffle and a reminder of the need to stay positive saw the girls roar back into the game and earn a fabulous 5-5 draw, with Ophelia N and Eliza R scoring crucial late goals.
Jess Oecken, U8A Girls’ Netball Coach
The U8B girls played their part in a highly-competitive 0-0 draw against their Edgeborough counterparts on Wednesday, demonstrating fantastic teamwork throughout. Phoebe G’s problem solving off the ball was brilliant, constantly making herself available for a pass, Chloe B and Chloe H showed great teamwork as they linked up well in the final third, and Ottilie G was named player of the match.
Alexandra George, U8B Girls’ Netball Coach