Heroes and Villains

As part of our topic and our motivating middle this term we were joined by @aquadan from @captaindantastic! Aqua Dan hooked the children’s attention discussing the history of comic books and talking in detail about the modern day superheroes and villains that we have all come to love from the most well known like Batman, Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman, to less well-know members of the great Avengers, Justice League, X-Men and Fab 4! The children had change to learn and ask questions about their special powers, costumes, gadgets and their weaknesses…

Aqua Dan brought with him, some of his fellow superheroes paraphernalia including: Captain America’s adamantium-vibranium alloy shield, Thor’s Azgardian hammer, Green Lanterns ring and most impressively to many of the children were replicas of Wolverines blades!

When the children weren’t working with Aqua Dan they were learning about the pop artist Roy Litchenstien; the artist is known for his use of small dots to colour pictures most commonly comic strip style pictures.

We’ve had a great day. Enjoy looking at the pictures…

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Malala Class Assembly

Today Malala class showcased their learning of Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses in their class assembly. They showcased them all, from Zeus, Poseidon and Hades to the beautiful Aphrodite and the magnificent Athena. Don’t forget WIlliam Knibbs Assembly is on Thursday 8th March and Stephen Hawking is on Thursday 24th May. Here are a few pictures from today’s assembly…

Our Little Borrowers…

Mrs Buettner’s Guided Reading Group are currently engrossed in the famous satori by Mary Norton, The Borrowers. As part of our push on finding evidence from the text and selecting necessary information the children were given the challenge to re-create the home of Pod, Homliy and Arietty using a shoe box and some ‘borrowed’ items.

Using evidence from the text they created wallpaper using old letters, hung pictures on the walls that were in fact stamps, used cotton reels for tables and matchboxes for sofas. These are some of the final results…

Who Let the Greeks out?

As part of our creative curriculum we aim to provide children with a STUNNING START, MOTIVATING MIDDLE & an EXPLOSIVE END to their learning. This term our topic is Heroes and Heroines; the children will begin by studying Ancient Greece, in particular the powerful and mighty Gods and Goddesses. To create our stunning start we asked the children to come dressed as Gods and Goddesses or just simple towns folk of Ancient Greece. We had a wonderful day doing some Greek drama with Mrs Gardner; took part in some art activities, creating mosaics and replicating famous Greek stories onto vases. We finished off the day with a wonderful Greek banquet. Trying different traditional Mediterranean foods such as feta, olives, cured meats, humus… Miss Kettle and Mrs Buettner even made big trays of moussaka for the children to try. One was a traditional lamb and potato moussaka with aubergine and feta. The other was a vegetarian option with chickpeas, aubergine and lentils.

The children had a great day and it set them up for the term ahead.