PE for the Autumn Term
For the first part of the Autumn the children will be studying football skills with Mr Cornish. The skills that they practise will gradually build up into small-sided games.
Designing and Sewing a Purse - 11th July 2018
As part of our Topic learning the children have designed, constructed and embellished a purse. The first part of this process was to research designs. Following that, the children used ideas from this research to design their own purse. We were then lucky enough to have the help of a team of dedicated volunteers to support us in the construction process. Special thanks go to Suzette Jennings, Kim Britton, Bel Stott, Sara Burdette, Harriet Piper and Tricia Cottrell for their help. Without their help this project would not have been possible.
Visit from our Friends Friends - 4th July 2018
This week we were delighted to welcome some of the children from our partner school in Eccque, Nord Pas du Calais, France. As the schools in France are quite different to ours, we began by showing them around so they could see our classrooms and the grounds that we are lucky enough to have here at our school. After that, we had a picnic outside and enjoyed playing some different games together. We even staged an England v France football match. To begin with, the children were a little awkward and embarrassed around one another as they were not sure how they would be able to overcome the language barrier. It didn't take long though to find creative ways of communicating. We ended our afternoon with a detective game where the children had to ask questions in French and English. The children were on a complete high by the end of the afternoon and all of them agreed that it had been an amazing experience and opportunity. Special thanks go to the Sarah and Jean, who worked really hard to prepare the lunch for our guests, the parents of Edme for their sweet and savoury treats and to Sheila Page for giving up her afternoon to help. Thank you all so much!
The Big Plant Up - 21st - 24th May 2018
A huge thank you goes to the Eco Monitors in Year 6 who expertly lead the other children in the school in replanting the class raised beds ready, we hope, for an abundance of produce in the Summer and Autumn Terms. Our thanks also go to all our wonderful volunteers and the donations made by parents, without whom such a project would be impossible.
Making Flowers from Reclaimed Materials
In connection with our Science unit on Classification, the children designed a flower with a specific adaptation. This design was then created using reclaimed materials.
Designing, Making and Advertising a Unique Chocolate Bar- April 2018
As part of a cross-curricular project (DT, Computing and French), the children of Edme class have designed their very own, unique chocolate bar. They have created recipes for these chocolate bars in French. In Computing they have used Movie Maker to make a high-impact advert for their chocolate bar with children as their target consumers and in DT they have followed their recipes and created the actual chocolate bars. The end results were amazing, albeit extremely calorific and sweet!
Manipulating Circuits - 21st March 2018
This afternoon we worked with Edith May class to explore and manipulate circuits. We thoroughly enjoyed working together and we found that we could learn a lot from one another.
Canopic Jars in Clay - 23rd February 2018
This term in Art we have been finding out about Egyptian burial customs. We have learnt that the Egyptians used to preserve some of the body's organs for the Afterlife. These organs were stored in canopic jars, the designs of which we have researched. We have now designed our own canopic jars and on the afternoon of 23rd February we had our first attempt at sculpting them in clay.
French Residential Update
We have made excellent time, arriving at Dover well ahead of schedule. We'll soon be boarding the ferry, after which, we will head to Arras for the Christmas market. All good!
Eco Antics - Making Winter Bird Feeders
Today, the Eco Monitors have made some winter bird feeders using lard and the sunflower seeds that were harvested from our glorious sunflowers at the beginning of this term. These will now hang in prominent places in the school grounds to encourage the birds to visit our grounds and also to provide them with a tasty snack when the cold weather hits. Thank you to all of the Eco Monitors for their help.
Freeze Frames as a Stimulus for Writing - 23rd November 2017
In English today we developed freeze frames in response to our reading of Chapter 11 of Street Child by Berlie Doherty. The children considered the key events in this chapter from Jim's point of view and created a freeze frame for three key events. We shared photos of these freeze frames and used this to generate a wordbank for writing, which the children then used to write a dialogue between Jim and his friend Shrimps. The focus for learning was the correct layout and punctuation of speech.
Wallpaper Designs Inspired by William Morris November 2017
In Art at the moment, we are learning about the Arts and Crafts Movement to deepen the children's understanding of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on art, culture and daily life in Great Britain. We have learnt a little about the life and work of William Morris and, in response to this learning, the children have begun to create their own wallpaper designs, following the style of William Morris. Our focus was to produce a design that uses a limited colour palette, bold, simple shapes, dense composition and additional lines to add detail and depth.
Investigating the Impact of Exercise on the Body 19th October 2017
In science we are learning about how the circulatory and respiratory systems work. As part of this learning, the children have designed an experiment to test how different types of exercise affect the body. They have also attempted to explain the effects using their knowledge of how the heart and lungs work. Below are some photographs of their investigations in progress.
Colour Theory - 15th September 2017
This week in Art we have been learning some simple elements of colour theory. Using the primary colours of magenta, cyan and yellow, we explored mixing each of these primary colours to make secondary colours (orange, purple and green) and then the tertiary colours. Here are some pictures of our work.