Y2: Manipulating Electronic Images in Andy Warhol Style

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. I can’t wait to see them all together, but here’s a sneak preview. I am so impressed by how much Y2 have learnt in such a short space of time!

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Meet an Expert

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!

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Frozen Fruit Kebabs

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!).

  1. blueberries
  2. bananas
  3. strawberries
  4. raspberries
  5. watermelon
  6. grapes

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.

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Charcoal sketching

Since the new year Nursery have been exploring colours and colour mixing. This week we introduced the children to charcoal and they have been creating sketches.

Using the model the children looked at the shape of the person and made careful observations. The children noticed details and really focussed on creating these on the paper.

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