Friday, 13 February 2009

Week ending 13th February 2009

A wintry start to the week, but as always, our School made the most of the situation. Our children discovered: why some ice shapes moved more easily than others / how to play tennis over an "ice net" / which ice statue was the tallest - even encompassing our whole School target for maths this half term.

Our younger children have been studying floral art, and now understand how to print in the style of Georgia O'Keefe. We also had a printing session incorporating "Barge Rose Art". Key Stage two children have linked their art to their Egyptian theme on History Day. The children examined an Egyptian version of the "Cinderella" story, and then worked in groups to create panels of decorated fabric, retelling the fairy tale (Bayeux Tapestry eat your heart out!)

Friday was History Day - a wonderful day when our children had fun dressing up as characters from the period of history being studied in their classes. Many children had made items for their costumes - Egyptian necklaces and bangles / kings' and queens' crowns / bakers' hats and flames. Can you guess our three topics? Don't panic is you see a few rats around ... they originated in 1666!

Have a lovely half term break!