Exploring the work of Quentin Blake

This week, we are excited to reveal some of the wonderful art work we are creating for our walking guide. We have taken our inspiration from the magnificent and extremely talented artist Quentin Blake – the author of countless Roald Dahl and David Walliams books.

Our crew used peer assessment and critique to improve they’re first draft and I am exceptionally impressed with the progress so far!

The Water Cycle

This week, we have spent time investigating how water moves around the water cycle. 3HJ thoroughly enjoyed creating their very own ‘water cycles’ but adding food colouring to water. The children drew the different stages onto clear plastics which we hung on the windows in our classroom.

We can’t wait to see the results!

Feed the birds

This week we have started working towards our final product – a walking guide – which we will be revealing in the not too distant future!

Check out these wonderful bird feeders we made using bread, peanut butter and bird seed. We plan to take them on one of our walks for the local wildlife to enjoy. The children then wrote a set of instructions ready to be published in our guide!

Our hike to Brockadale Nature Reserve

What a wonderful day for a hike!

My amazing crew walked over 8 miles on a hike from school to Brockadale Nature Reserve as part of our immersion week for our new and exciting expedition ‘Walking and wildlife’. The sun was shining and everyone showed huge determination and resilience.

What an achievement! I was so proud of each and every one of you!

Victorian bread baking

What an amazing week we have had welcoming all our children back into school.

This week, we revisited some ‘lockdown’ learning’ and pulled out the Victorian recipes we created to make bread. Our recipes included many herbs which was believed to help with simple aliments. We included Rosemary, Sage and Dill. The taste test went down a treat!

What a result!

As you can see, our ‘Final Products’ are exceptional pieces of work. The children showed absolute resilience, working hard to produce a non chronological report about either a moth or bee. In addition, you can see the detailed pencil sketches. Here the children have used and applied different shading and tone techniques to create their own beautiful artwork of their mini beast.