You might remember that a few weeks about we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see some of Henry Moore’s sculptures up close to have a go at sketching them.
Click here to see that post.
Can you remember the visit? Which was your favourite sculpture? What did we do whilst we were at the Sculpture Park? How did we get there?
Back in class, we decided that we wanted to make our our sculptures, inspired by those we have seen created by Henry Moore.
First we made pipe cleaner figures to make sure that we had sizes and shapes of our body parts in proportion and then sketched them onto paper before we got a little messy with the clay.
Next was the fun and messy part! We each had a block of clay that we turned into a human sculpture.
Here are some of the techniques we used…
bend, roll, stretch, twist, fix, rub, smooth, press, attach
We think that our sculptures look amazing and very life like! What do you think?
Meet the newest member of the Superstar Writers club…
Every day, your handwriting is getting neater and you take pride in your work! Your writing this week about the story Stan and Mabel has really impressed the adults in Pearl class. Fantastic effort!
Take a peek at our Mathematician of the Week…
You have a fantastic attitude to your learning, you are getting better at your maths every day and you never give up even when you find something a bit tricky! Well done!
This year we celebrated Wear it Wild Day again in association with WWF. We raised money to help endangered animals all across the globe. We came to school dressed as our favourite wild animals.
Some of us didn’t know what endangered meant so we used the WWF website to help us and we learnt about some animals.
Endangered means when a species of animal is at serious risk of being made extinct.
Did you know that these animals were endangered?
- Giant Panda
- Borneo Orang-utan
- Emperor Penguin
- Black Rhinoceros
- Polar Bear
- Snow Leopard
We also linked this to the work that we continue throughout school linked to the 17 Global Goals. Click here to read our post about The World’s Largest Lesson and a little bit more on what the Global Goals are. We learnt that the work we have done link to the Global Goals 14 and 15.
We researched using fact sheets about these endangered animals to help us to learn more and then create posters to make people aware of the dangers these animals face.
Akram – We need to look after these animals before they are gone forever.
Alfie – We don’t want them to go the same way as the dinosaurs!
Oliver – Animals find it difficult in nature to survive if they haven’t got enough food or water or shelter.
Dannilou – Our money will help lots of animals forever!
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who donated money to this worthy cause. The children in Pearl class loved coming to school dressed as their favourite animal.
This week, KS1 held a bake sale for FS and KS1 to continue to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Click here to see what we did on our first fundraising event.
Y2 decided that they wanted to make chocolate crispy buns.
We worked together as a team to follow a recipe, help each other out and make the tastiest chocolate crispy buns ever!
They tasted yummy!
A massive thank you to all of the parents and carers in FS and KS1 who helped to make the Bake Sale such a success with their kind donations. We made a grand total of £88.00. This money will be added to the previous money raised for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
We are so lucky to have the second Y2 winner of the Pride of Prince Edward in Pearl class. Look at how smiley he is!
Here is why he won the award:
You are such a deserving winner for this award. You are a kind and polite little boy, you try hard with all the activities you complete and you wow the adults in Pearl class with your super attitude to learning. Fantastic effort, well done!
Our Superstar Writer of the Week was so surprised when she heard that she had won this week!
You have really tried hard to make sure that the beautiful neat handwriting you do in your handwriting book matches the quality of writing that you complete in your Literacy book! Fantastic effort!
A massive well done to our Mathematician of the Week this week!
We have started to look at how to add using column method and using Dienes to help us to find our answers. The adults in Pearl class were super impressed by your attitude towards your learning this week. Keep it up!
Wow! What fantastic writers we have in Pearl class!
Our Week 4 winner is trying so incredibly hard to use his phonics to write down the words that he wants to use. Keep up this amazing work!
Our Week 5 winner is another superstar who is trying amazingly hard to use the correct sounds when he is writing his words.
The adults in Pearl class are so proud of the effort you are both putting in. Keep it up!
Take a peek at our two Mathematicians of the Week from Week 4 and Week 5.
Our Week 4 superstar is always looking for differnt ways to complete his maths work during his independent learning time and is wowing the adults in Pearl class with all of his fantastic learning.
Our Week 5 superstar has really applied himself this week when we started to learn how to add using the Dienes. You really impressed the adults and we know that you are going to go far this year!
Well done to both of you!