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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.