Queen Portrait

As part of the platinum jubilee celebrations Year 1 created a large collage of Queen Elizabeth II using different materials.

We looked at different pictures of Queen Elizabeth II from the 2000’s and chose a picture we liked to copy from.

We used paint to colour the background of the picture before we use lots of different paper and card to create her dress, hat and flowers.

Year 1 were very happy with their finished piece of art work for the Jubilee.

Her Royal Majesty…

In honour of the Queen’s upcoming Jubilee we have be doing all things Queenie this week! We had loads of fun in our Forest School session making mud portraits of our Queen. We talked about the texture of the paint we would need… not too wet, not too dry… we went digging for mud and then experimented adding water with our jugs to create the perfect consistency for our mud paint! It involved lots of digging, scooping, mixing, stirring… and group and pair talk about how much or how little water to add…

Finger fun in Forest School!

This week in Forest School we worked on our fine motor skills… threading, pushing and pulling natural materials and making our very own nature boards. We went on a nature hunt around the grounds looking for different colours and textures of natural items. We loved discussing the textures, colours and smells of our collections and tried to identify everything we collected…

Year 3 D & T – Focused Practical Task

For their focused practical task, the children drew a pocket template which they used as a pattern. They considered the most efficient placement of the pattern on the material, marked it out and then cut it.


They then had the opportunity to practise joining the two pieces of material using a running stitch and overstitch.



Year 3 D & T – Investigate

In D & T this term, the year 3 children will be making Iron Age clothing for their for their teddy bears. They have begun to look at what the clothing would’ve been like and how it would have been made.

They discovered that the staple piece of clothing would have been a tunic. This would have been made from cloth woven on a loom and coloured using natural dyes found in the local environment ( e.g. from grasses and berries). It might also have been adorned with decorative stitching, beads and brooches.


They looked at different types of fabric, discussing the various properties of each.

They continued their investigation phase by looking at modern-day fashion designers and the process that goes into making clothing.

Forest School Perfume…

Foundation Stage look forward to their Forest School Tuesday’s! And today we had great fun making our own perfumes…

We have been noticing the weather changing this week as the seasons begin to change and the world around us starts to grow again, the flowers, the bee’s, the tree’s! It’s all coming to life, the buds appearing and the shoots in the ground beginning to bloom. It’s the little things that you notice when you stop and take time to watch and listen… but these little things make a big picture of what’s happening in the world all around us.

We decided to go on a nature walk around school, looking for things that we could use to make our own perfumes and scents of spring. We talked about different flowers and weeds and collected bits from the ground and around us, using our senses…touch and smell. We talked about textures and scent and made observations of everything we saw.

We collected our findings and brought them back to our Forest School kitchen where we got stuck-in cutting, pulling, mixing, chopping, squashing, picking, stirring, pouring and sieving our very own Spring scents! We added a touch of colour, a splash of glittery magic and a lot of care and love into our recipes!

We compared scents with our friends, some smelt very strong! We discussed what we could smell and which ones we preferred…

Exploring ‘Green’

Foundation Stage have been exploring all things GREEN!

We looked at how we can make green and explored different shades of it. We went on a green scavenger hunt to start with, exploring our outside area on a hunt for green things. We found lots of natural things around us- like leaves and plants! But we also spotted lots of toys and equipment that was green! We brought it altogether so we could explore the shade and then had a go at making our own shades of green, using white to make it lighter and black to make it darker. We explored what happens when we add more blue or more yellow.

In literacy we have been reading  ‘Jack and the Beanstalk‘ so lots of us decided to use our experimented green shades to create our own beanstalks! They looked absolutely superb, so we have showcased them around the classroom on display!