Mathematician of the Week

Congratulations to our Mathematician of the Week in Pearl Class.

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You have been a superstar all week using the Dienes to help you with your working out. You can see from your maths book that you have beautiful presentation to show your working out. You have also been accessing the Dienes apparatus to help you in your independent learning time. Well done!

Baking for Macmillian Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, our school is going to take part in the biggest coffee morning in the world. This is to help raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support for people and their families who have or who are suffering from cancer. 
Pearl class wanted to do something to help and decided that they wanted to make flapjacks to help raise some money. 

We worked together as a team and filled the instructions on the recipe. 

We can’t wait to taste one! 

Come along to support our coffee morning between 9 and 10.30am in the hall. We hope you can join us. 

‘Together, no-one will face cancer alone’

Special Mentions

On Fridays, we have a special assembly where certificates and trophies go to different classes in school. Although we didn’t win best attendance or punctuality in KS1, we did win a special award for tidiest classroom.

We have worked super hard to make sure that our classroom is tidy by having nothing on the floor, making sure that chairs are tucked under and things like pencils and rulers go back where they belong.

We also got a whole class mention for being superstars on our school trip yesterday. Click here to see the post for our trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Well done everyone! I wonder if we will win anything next week?

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Today we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and we had the best time. We are learning about the artist Henry Moore in our art sessions so we went to see some of his sculptures up close for some inspiration.

We got to travel there on a double decker bus. Do you think we were excited?

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The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is absolutely full of sculptures by lots of different artists and they were different shapes and sizes. We didn’t know where to look first.

Our first activity was to look at some sculptures, designed by the artist KAWS. Click here for more information about KAWS.

We talked about what we thought they were, what they were made from and how we thought they might be feeling. Each of these sculptures were made from different types of wood and made to last outdoors in all weathers.

We then split up into groups to use clay to see if we could try and make one of the sculptures as a group. We were able to work together to share ideas and think about the different shapes and lines that we could see. Even the adults got involved as well and we had lots of fun!

We think that clay sculptures look amazingly like the real thing! What do you think?

For our next activity, we saw a sculpture called ‘Dream City’ by Sir Anthony Caro. Click here for more information.

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From looking at the sculpture, we were able to use our imaginations to see lots of different shapes within the sculpture so we used some 2D shapes to help us to recreate what we saw.

After lunch, we had a short walk across to the other side of the park to find the Henry Moore sculptures.

Henry Moore was a British artist and sculptor who created these open air sculptures out of bronze. Click here for more information on Henry Moore.

We looked at the shapes, shadows and lines that we could see in each sculpture and then we had a go at sketching these.

We have had the best time today and we want to thank all of the adults who came with us and helped to make our day even more enjoyable.

Come back soon to see how our own sculptures turned out!

How to continue the learning at home:

  • Look at the shapes in objects and have a go at drawing them.
  • Use sketching techniques to add light and shadow to drawings.
  • Use plasticine or playdough to make your own Henry Moore inspired sculptures.
  • Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at the weekend to see the sculptures.

Explorers

This half term, we are learning about the explorers Neil Armstrong and Robert Falcon Scott.

Here are some questions that we will be asking over the next few weeks.

  • What is an explorer?

  • What are they famous for?

  • Why are they significant?

  • How do we remember them?

Do you know any facts about these explorers?

If you do, please comment below to help us out with our learning.

Don’t forget to let us know who you are and where you are from.

Quadblogging

In Pearl class, we are delighted to announce that we are linking up with other schools and their blogs from across the UK and the rest of the world.

We would like to welcome Y2s from Greet Primary School in Birmingham, Birch class from St Augustine’s school in Worksop and Yendarra Junior School in Auckland, New Zealand.

We are really looking forward to seeing what you will be learning about and we hope that you enjoy our blog as well.