This afternoon the children have studied the french artist Henri Rousseau and looked at some of his jungle inspired paintings. We focused on Tiger in a Tropical Storm and talked about the colours and shapes used. The children then had the opportunity to create their own tiger pictures. Grrrrrrreat job boys and girls!
Llongyfarchiadau to this week’s stars of the week! Continue reading
The Year 1 children have been set the challenge of creating ships that can sail across an icy ocean, without sinking! The children investigated which materials would be best and then got to work building their ships.
Next, the children had to name their ships and, using their persuasive writing skills, create a poster to try and convince their peers to buy tickets for the maiden voyage. Today, the children will use their maths and problem solving skills to sell tickets and record how many tickets they have sold and profit made, however they need to think about how many tickets they sell as their ships will need to carry the passengers! There’s a lot to think about!
We are looking forward to sailing our ships later this week…
This afternoon the children transformed themselves into tribal members living in the Rainforest. Using materials that were available to them in our outdoor area they made their own musical instruments. Some of the children found stones to bang together, others used sticks and leaves. Working together in small groups they used their natural instruments to compose a piece of music which they then performed to their friends.
What a fantastic day the children have had celebrating the forthcoming wedding of the Royals! This morning all of Foundation Phase had an outdoor party which was lots of fun! They then took part in some lovely activities including designing a wedding cake involving fractions, decorating their own cupcakes, designing a bouquet for Meghan using real petals and more! They all looked wonderful in their outfits. Take a look at some of the fun they had here.
Last week Year 2 composed their own song based on one they had learnt in the lesson before. Today they performed the song in their groups using a variety of instruments, ensuring they kept a steady beat throughout. It sounded great! What a good job, da iawn!
Welly Wednesday has been all about wonderful worms, and the fantastic book ‘Superworm’.
We listened to the story, joining in with the Superworm chant…..
‘Superworm is super long, Superworm is super Strong….’
we then danced to the Superworm rap, and then completed our fun activities… Take a look at the pictures. Continue reading
With a slight change in the music plan this afternoon due to the weather the children were transformed into magnificent composers. In small groups they were each given a musical instrument and asked to compose a piece of music, thinking about the number of beats and timing. After planning and rehearsal time the children had the opportunity to perform their compositions in front of their friends where we were transported into the rainforest with the different sounds being produced. A great afternoon, diolch Year 3.
Congratulations to our 🤩 this week.
Can we also take this opportunity to congratulate our entrepreneur groups from Year 6 who are running a successful business for our pupils after school; offering a range of activities in ‘Attitude’ and an opportunity to develop drama and ICT in ‘Movie Maker’.
More photos for you to enjoy form our trip today to the National Botanic Gardens …