Being creative…

The children love our creative area.

It enables provision of a new set of skills for self expression and communication as well as giving an outlet for them to express and cope with their feelings.

There is no right or wrong, we encourage the children to try out new ideas, new ways of thinking and problem solving, as well as being able to practise and develop known skills…

just look at the concentration on these lovely faces…

… and their fabulous creations and happy faces!

Some of our children’s creative master pieces, all unique and individual…


Layla’s Mr. Norman mask…

Harrison’s rocket with super blasters…

Lottie’s space rocket that’s as tall as her…

Millie’s owl puppet…

Grayson’s collage owl…

…and Isabella’s Bill, with added squares to make him just right! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love celebrating our children’s creativity!

 

Year 1 ‘Home Learning Challenge’ Week!

Year 1 have worked so hard over the past few weeks with their parents to complete all of their online work and live lessons that this week we thought we would do something a little different and more fun!!! So to welcome the February half term in we have been setting daily ‘Home Learning Challenges‘ alongside our live lessons to give our children the opportunity to explore their Literacy, Mathematical and Design talents freely and independently! Mondays challenge was to create their very own ‘Breakfast Masterpiece’ designing their own recipe with their own ingredients and making it independently! Tuesdays Challenge was to ‘up-cycle‘ some of their recycled and using their imagination create and design something unique and special to them so they could express themselves! We can’t wait for Wednesdays ‘Build a Den Day’ and Thursdays ‘Sandwich Artist’ challenge! To celebrate how fantastically our children have done this half term, on Friday we are hosting our very own online ‘Talent Show!!!‘ WATCH THIS SPACE!

Here are a few pictures of our amazing children and their super ‘Home Learning Challenge‘ masterpieces… (Oh and some fun in the snow too!)

        

In FS2, we have been developing our ICT skills.

ICT skills can help promote confidence and also persistence – encouraging pleasure in learning by enhancing engagement, motivation and the lovely desire to learn.

So, after a little introduction on how to use the iPad – off we went and got snappy!

The children loved experimenting, the choice of the subject was entirely up to them, as were the camera angles – natural, self learning is so wonderful to observe.

They decided when they needed to point the camera high…

…when it needed to be low …

…and when we needed to bend down to capture the perfect picture!

The children took photographs of their friends (and teachers!) having fun and being happy…

…photographs of shadows…

…close-up photographs of the frost…

…and our outdoor equipment.

⭐️ We think their photographs are amazing! ⭐️

Year 5 DT – Making a Pair of Sandals

Over the past week, all the children in Year 5 have investigated, designed, made and evaluated their own pair of sandals. We cut our soles from cork material and used a variety of techniques to attach our straps to our soles and decorate our sandals.  

Year 6 – Food Technology Chocolate Truffles

Evaluate

We critically evaluated our work throughout the process. After we had made the products, we took the time to reflect on the entire process, considering what went well, any constraints we faced during the design process, what didn’t go to plan and how we overcame this. We also made some suggestions for how we could improve our recipes or making process in the future if we were to make these again.

 

Some of the children have even taken a copy of the basic recipe home so they can continue to perfect their ideas and experiment with different flavours and textures over the Christmas break!

It has been a hugely successful project from start to finish and Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed being chocolatiers! We definitely have some budding chefs and bakers among us!

Year 6 – Food Technology Chocolate Truffles

Make

Finally it was make day! We were all very excited! We worked safely and hygienically to make our truffles independently. We had to select the appropriate equipment, weigh out our own ingredients, make our truffles and even do our own washing up! We evaluated our work as we went, asking ourselves what was going well, what issues we were having and how we could overcome them.

Here are just a few of our amazing finished projects! The recipients of these truffle gift boxes are in for a treat!

Year 6 – Food Technology Chocolate Truffles

Design

Using our design brief as a basis, and using what we had learned in the ‘investigate’ stage and focused practical task, we drew up our design specifications.

We designed a range of chocolate truffles taking into account all of the criteria on our design specifications. We shared our ideas with our peers to get some feedback and decided on our final design.

To ensure that we were working within our budget, we had to work out the cost of making our products. We investigated how ingredients can be bought cheaper if bought in bulk. We also discussed how manufacturers need to make a profit in order for their business to be sustainable.