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.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This week, the children have been getting into the festive mood by creating Christmas decorations and Christmas cards for their family members. In addition, the children have begun to write thank you poems for the key workers as well as design and create a Christmas box in which festive treats will be put inside and delivered to key workers.

Next week, the children will be continuing to feel festive as we look forward to the final week of 2020!

Crunch, crunch, crunch!

As part of our Wonderful World of Bugs Expedition, we though it would be a ‘Special Treat’ to sample an array of delicious goodies including locusts, buffalo worms, crickets and mealworms. We thought carefully about the different textures and tastes.AS you can see, lots of fun was had by all!

Paired writing


The children have been working hard on writing up their non chronological reports. They have worked incredibly well with their partner and demonstrated some excellent team work skills. The final product is nearly complete and the children are looking forward to sharing their work very soon.

Marvellous, Mighty, Mini-beasts

This week has seen the start of our writing for the final product. We have worked extremely hard in pairs to complete different paragraphs all about moths and bees. 3HJ then critiqued each paragraph together and redrafted. The quality of writing throughout has ben phenomenal and all children have blown me away! We are so excited to reveal our products you all! Watch this space!

Taking shape…

The children’s mini beast artwork is taking shape. They have all done a fantastic job in trying to apply the skills they have learnt over the last few weeks to produce an accurate drawing of a mini beast for their final product for the expedition. This will, together with the art work, incorporate a non chronological report of either a snail or spider. I’m optimistic the end product will look great as the children have been working hard and getting smart with their art.

Silent Discussions

This week we have experimented with ‘Silent discussions’.
The children had to decide whether a word was either positive or negative. In our silent discussion the children were free to move around the room and write their thoughts next to the word, enabling all children to have a voice.
3HJ really enjoyed trialing this method of learning and it will definitely be used in the future.

Beautiful mini beast art work taking shape

This week, the children have worked hard to produce a first draft of their chosen mini beast art work to go along with their non chronological report. Together, the artwork and the writing will form the children’s final product for their expedition. In order to draw this, they needed to use and apply the skills they have been taught previously; thinking about aspects such as tone, shading and shape. After producing the draft, they critiqued each others work where they will use this feedback to attempt the second draft next week. If it’s anything to go by the first piece, then the results of the second attempt should be even more outstanding than the first. Well done to all!

Beautiful mini beasts!

The children have worked very hard on drawing Emperor Moths. When working on their drawing, they used shading skills, tone (both light and dark) as well as different stroke techniques to create the finished result. All children worked hard and showed a great amount of resilience and effort.