In Bitterns we have been writing bonfire poetry focusing on our senses. We were lucky enough to experience a bonfire within a forest school session alongside Herons class. This experience has helped us to be able to describe the sights, smells and sounds of a crackling bonfire when writing. We loved watching the fire with one child commenting that the flames were ‘dancing’.
The Bitterns have had a wonderful day wearing yellow to support World Mental Health Day. We wore our most bright and sunny clothes to support such a brilliant cause.
In geography we have been learning about the United Kingdom. We all boarded our class bus and traveled to London where we saw lots of landmarks and famous places. We enjoyed watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks and listening to the national anthem. We even created our own maps of London and built some of the landmarks out of Lego. This week we boarded the bus again and headed to Scotland and Wales. We learnt about welsh traditional food, clothing and dancing. When visiting Scotland we listened to the bagpipes and looked at the kilts. We were especially keen to spot the Loch Ness Monster.
In Bitterns Class we have started to learn about sculpture. This week we have been inspired by the work of Antony Gormley. We looked closely at his Field of clay figures and used clay to create our own sculptures in a similar style. For some of us this was our first experience using clay.
On Monday the children enjoyed a wonderful sunny tea party to celebrate and raise money for the NHS. Everyone had so much fun singing songs, eating yummy treats and listening to music. The children wore bright and rainbow clothes for the event. It was fantastic to come together as school for such a brilliant cause.