The children in the Hub have been demonstrating excellent use of fine motor skills this week for our Chinese New Year celebrations.
We enjoyed our food tasting session with noodles, spring rolls and rice crackers on the menu. We used chopsticks to eat our noodles with and Raphael was crowned King of the Chopsticks.
The children displayed safe use of scissors and excellent cutting skills making their lanterns.
Good speaking and listening skills were also displayed during our story of the day ‘Cleversticks’, beautifully read by Stephanie.
Today, Year 1 had a fantastic time working in teams to create kites as part of their creative session with The Children’s University.
First, we used scraps of material, glue, sellotape and paper to create a kite.
We worked in teams and helped each other. Here are some of our fantastic results!
There was a prize for the top team who worked amazingly and created a super kite!
As a special treat we were also shown a Chinese New Year dragon costume and we got to have a go.
We had a great morning being creative!
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘What is the Roman Legacy’, Year 4 investigated who lived in Britain, before the Romans invaded. We then used our construction skills to make a Celtic Round house. Here are some of our replicas.
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘Who first lived in Britain?’, Year 3 designed and made Stone Age replica necklaces. First of all we looked at some photographs of Stone Age necklaces and discussed the materials that these were made from. Using these ideas as a prompt, we designed our own.
We then made our necklaces using clay. We had to make sure there were no cracks in any our pieces.
A few days later, we painted our necklaces and threaded them onto string.
Wow! We can’t believe how beautiful they look!
Click on the link below to see how F2 got on with their dinosaur paintings…
In Year 2 as artists we have been drawing, colouring and painting some of our circus friends. Today we made some wonderful clowns. We sketched a clowns face and once we were happy we outlined our drawing in black then we used oil pastels, coloured pens and paints to colour in our clowns. Haven’t we done a fabulous job?
Children from different year groups have been working hard to create a fabulous hoarding panel that will be used whilst building work takes place during construction of the new foot-bridge over Clive Sullivan Way. Look at the link below to see how they did it…