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Mark Making Van Gogh Style July 2017

Year 6 Trip to the Ipswich Buddhist Centre 20th June 2017

On Tuesday 20th June, Year 6 visited the Ipswich Buddhist Centre.  This visit enabled us to find out  more about Buddhism as one of the 6 world religions, to speak to two practising Buddhists and to try meditation.  It was both inspiring and thought-provoking.  Thank you to Ms Sutton for organising this trip and to Mrs Page for giving up her afternoon to accompany us.  

Hand-sewn Designer Bags 2017

Youth Perform Festival 2017

This year, once again, our Year 6s will take part in the Wolsey Theatre Youth Perform festival.  This afternoon, we had our first workshop with Creative Producer, Sian Thomas, during which we shared our first thoughts and ideas about the piece of theatre we will create for the festival.  Very exciting!

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Designing and Making Refrigerator Cakes for Coffee Morning 15th May 2017
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Coffee Morning Tuesday 16th May 2017

 

Having successfully designed and made a range of refrigerator cakes, we were proud to be able to serve these at our Spring Coffee Morning.  They were met with much praise and many, many 5-star ratings.  Thank you to all of those of you who attended our Coffee Morning and gave us feedback on our latest baking efforts.  We can't wait to turn our hands to another food-related DT project. 

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In English we are working with the book, The Journey, by Francesca Sanna.  This beautifully illustrated picture book describes the arduous and dangerous journey taken by a family of asylum seekers,  following the tragic death of the father.  The family are forced to flea their war-torn country in search of safety.  As part of our learning, we have discussed the issues arising from the story and have attempted to put ourselves in the shoes of each of the characters to understand their point of view.  Below are some photos of the freeze frames we created to capture each scene in the section of the book when the family arrive at the border that separates them from a future life of freedom.  Following this session, the children wrote from the perspective of one of the characters as they continued the narrative.  Watch this space for some examples of the children's finished writing.  

Freeze Frames of events from the book, The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Collage Inspired by Hannah Hock, Wassily Kandinsky and Kurt Schwitters 10th February 2017

Manipulating and Drawing Electrical Circuits 12th January 2017

Happy New Year, one and all!  I trust you had a restful break and enjoyed the festivities of the season with your family and friends.  

 

Though we have only been back for two days, we have already been very busy, starting the new year as we wish it to continue - productively.  Below you can see some photos of our most recent Art project, which has a focus on collage techniques.  Also our ongoing DT project, which is textiles.  For this project we have designed our own bags and we are in the throes of preparing the pattern pieces, so that we can assemble them at a later date.  We have been very fortunate to have the help of Sara Pearce, Margie Rogers and Trisha Cottrell.  Without them, this project would be impossible.  A warm thanks go to you all. 

Cutting around pattern pieces for our unique bag designs

Responding to the work of Wassily Kandinsky

Our Year 6 Residential Trip to France was a resounding success.  We had two days of culture, sightseeing and adventure - the stuff that long-lasting memories are made of.  Watch out for our display in the Foyer, which will be unveiled at the start of the Spring Term 2017.  

Paris and Arras December 2016

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Our English work for the previous three weeks has been based on the Picture Book 'The Viewer', by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan.  The children have rewritten this story from a different point of view, using their research into the Victorian Era.  The results are breath-taking.  Please click on the links below to read some of the work that the children produced.  

 

Thank you, as always, for your continued support. 

 

Mrs K. Palmer-Long and Mrs S. Page

The Viewer by Elsie N

The Viewer by Jasper P

The Viewer by Lexie P

The Viewer by Florence

The Viewer by Emily Taylor

The Viewer by Livi P

Christmas Play Lyrics with links to songs

Coffee Morning 6th December 2016

 

Once again, Edme class have done themselves proud in their hosting of this half-term's Coffee Morning.  Our special Christmas-themed coffee morning was a great success, especially the singing!  A huge 'Thank You' to Edme class for their fabulous effort and contribution and 'Thank You' to all of those of you who came to join us for this festive occasion. 

Christmas Coffee Morning 6th December 2016

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Autumn-Inspired Printmaking

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Edme Class Timetable

SATs Information Evening Powerpoint

Developing Fabric Designs from Autumn Artefacts (9th September 2016)

 

This afternoon, the children have blown us away with their imaginative design development.  We started with a selection of Autumn Artefacts (locally sourced) that were the stimulus for pencil drawings.  Once they had made some careful sketches of the artefacts, we invited them to use a viewfinder to focus in on particular parts of their original design.  These thumbnail sketches were then developed further into motifs that could be used in fabric design. The work, we think you will agree, was breathtaking.  Here is a small selection.   Special thanks go to Tricia Cottrell (Mrs Palmer-Long's Mum), who supported us with her expertise.   

Developing Ideas in a Sketchbook

This afternoon (Tuesday 13th September 2016), Edme class took a walk in the local area to observe some of the geographical features.  Our focus was on human geography and therefore we were looking at types of settlement, land use, evidence of economic activity and the distribution of natural resources.  It was a glorious afternoon, so we had a wonderful time.  We even managed to forage for a few blackberries on our way!  Special thanks go to Mrs Page and Mrs Nottage, who both gave up their time to accompany us. 

A Walk in the Local Area Tuesday 13th September 2016

29th September 2016 A Science Investigation: What is the impact of exercise on the human body?

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