We have been learning about the fungi kingdom as part of our science-it really is amazing! We discovered lots of wonderful fungi on our Willowbank and discovered how tricky it is to identify! We learned the parts of fungi and what it does, then chose our own fungi to research and paint. There is still so much more to learn!
We have written some wonderful haikus inspired by the text ‘Earth Verse’ and made them into books. Here is a selection of the wonderful work produced!
We had an interesting day learning about Judaism, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
We had a wonderful day at the Family Foraging Kitchen. We learned how to forage and made our own chapatti, pesto, teabags and even learned some foraging first aid as well as plant lore, botany and history. It was just amazing!
We will be making information leaflets on what we learned so please keep a lookout and more photographs will be added too.
We made these pieces of art by creating an observational masking tape drawing depicting one of the beautiful trees on the Willowbank. Over the masking tape we daubed, printed and brushed a variety of textures to create an atmosphere. We then peeled off the masking tape to reveal a white tree shape, which we then drew onto with biro to form tree textures, bark and branches. We talked about how curved lines suggest form and how to develop light and dark and tonal approaches to developing the tree image using cross-hatching and other shapes. Next we looked at images of British birds and transferred these onto white paper with biro. We added a variety of line and pattern onto the birds to create interest. Finally we cut out the birds and arranged then onto our tree backgrounds to form our final compositions.
It was really lovely to see you all back together again for our adapted Leavers’ Assembly. Thank you for coming and keep in touch-we’re going to miss you all.
You’re all amazing and your secondary schools are very lucky to have you.
We came dressed however we wanted to watch the première of our wonderful musical version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that we created over the last few weeks. Acting, singing, dancing, animation, makeup, setting, filming, sound….the list of learning involved in this project really does go on. The attitudes and collaboration that was involved in this project was a joy to witness.
We used some older BBC Active songs and adapted the script to suit us. We are all really proud of our finished performance and hope that you enjoy it too.
We had so much fun inventing our own sport called ‘Roundbees’.
Just bee careful of the boomerangs! We lost our last boomerang to the tree in the background on this day.
Here are some of our finished foraging bags-we are so proud of them!
If you took yours home to finish, it would be lovely to have a photograph of it to see all of your hard work!
We have had so much fun making our musical version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Here are some photographs of some of the highlights. We are still busy making animations, music videos in different locations, acting and editing. We are really looking forward to sharing the finished product!