Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 19th June
We have just had a great week at school because the children took part in lots of outdoor learning in and around the grounds and further afield. There were all sorts of activities taking place across the week and of course the weather played its part as well, especially on Thursday and Friday, when it was gloriously sunny. Children in Year 1 were learning to make accurate observational drawings of leaves, twigs and foliage before adding paint to match the colours they could see. Class Catkin had a ‘Forest Schools’ afternoon, exploring the copse area. This part of the school field was also used by many different year groups as they had a go at building shelters; with mixed success! There were sheets and logs as well as rope and tarpaulins for the children to use. They had to work in groups to plan and build their shelter. As is often the case, the children who could cooperate built the best shelters. Lots of boys and girls had fantastic ideas but failed to translate them into actual dens because they couldn’t communicate and co-operate with the rest of their team. These are valuable lessons for all of us.
Year 4 went one better and walked up to near the Outwoods and spent the day using the environment to build dens, tell stories and go exploring. They learnt to appreciate the wonderful natural surroundings of the school and town.
Some of the art work the children have produced as well as photographs of the activities will be on display on Open Evening which is, just to remind you, Tuesday 4th July 6-7pm.
Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)
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Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 12th June
It was great to see the children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 enjoying their art inspiration day on Thursday. Children tried different techniques to create a large piece of art based on Monet’s waterlilies paintings. The children used chalk and paint as well as collage to create the water and the lilies. The result is taking shape on the wall in the Key Stage 2 library and will be ready for our Open Evening on 4th July. Lots of other art including screen printing and water colours will be on display on that evening between 6pm and 7pm. Please make a note in your diary as, in addition to the art work, you will have the opportunity to meet most of the teachers in their classrooms as well as have a final look at the work your child has produced this year.
Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)
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Mr Maksymiw's news w/c 5th June
Welcome back to school for the final half term of the year. It is always a busy half term with the emphasis on the children having the opportunity to work on the wider curriculum beyond maths and English. For instance, the children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 will be embarking on an Art Day on Thursday when they will be studying one of the great French Impressionists, Claude Monet. Later in June, all the teachers will be using our great outdoor environment as an inspiration and resource for teaching Maths, English, Art; in fact any area of the curriculum. Then of course the children will be practising for our Challenge Days and the older children will be getting ready for Town Sports.
There will be lots of opportunities for you to come into school both during the day and after school and listed below are some of the key dates for your diary. I hope to see you at one of the events.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)
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