Year 4 explored the various Stone Age cave paintings that have been discovered around the world. They used the styles of the different caves to create their own versions of the paintings. It was brilliant to see so many children taking risks in their learning by trying out new ideas, reflecting on what worked well and using this to create their final version.
Today in Year 1 & Year 2 we had an exciting felt workshop as part of art enrichment week.
After creating some incredible silhouettes in art the past few weeks, children were able to recreate their work using felt. The children learnt about stretching the material, felting it using nets and soap and finally rolling it using a massive wooden roller. Year 1 and 2 saw the rolling as a good opportunity to practice some maths!
The felt pieces are going to be ready for their grand unveiling later in the term at open classroom!
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?
This week Year 5 started their new art sketch books by exploring different artistic dimensions. Linking to their Spanish topic the children are discovering the styles of different iconic Spanish artists. Come on in and have a look.
Y2 have been extending their computing skills by creating folders and copying files [and putting them into their newly created folders]. They then used an outline of the Queen (to fit in with our topic) and learnt how to use the fill tool to turn them into Andy Warhol style pieces of art. We then learnt how to add text to our image, so that we could out our names on them. I am so impressed by how much Y2 have learnt in such a short space of time!
What a way to celebrate our ‘show-off’ week! Year 6 showed fantastic collaboration and perseverance during their Bake Off competition and all the judges were pleasantly surprised with the presentation, taste and texture!
Year 6 – What skills did you learn?
To conclude our STEM fortnight, on Friday, we were privileged to have Mr Dion-Fehily, a medical engineer, visit us at Maple Cross. He spent time inspiring our Year 5&6 learners of a career in engineering, time in years 1&2 creating lights at the top of a castle and Year 3 showcased their Viking longboats. A great morning of engineering!
This term the children in EYFS are using their cooking sessions to prepare snacks for the other children. This week they have created frozen fruit kebabs. We began by making a list of all the fruit we would be using (this really tested our phonics!).
Working as a collaborative team they chopped, peeled and sliced various fruits. They then skewered the fruits before we placed in the freezer to allow them to chill.
Later in the morning the children shared the snacks with everyone else. They were a super chilly treat on a very hot and sunny day.