Penguin Class have had a great first week back at school, pupils were all very excited for our new ‘Roll up! Roll up!’ Circus topic. Pupils began the week by exploring ‘Inside the big top tent’, beginning with a new sensory story all about the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the circus. Pupils created their own textured 3D stripy circus tents, they also used computer programmes and a variety of shapes to create 2D circus tent. Pupils made, flavoured and packaged their own popcorn. Not to mention taking part in their very own Circus, where they became ticket vendors, sold tickets and then performed as circus artists for their friends. Penguin Class ended the week with a Circus skills themed PE lesson, where pupils used Sherborne movement technique and scooter boards to experience the ‘whoosh’ of the trapeze, tested their balance and tightrope skills with rebound therapy and use of walkers. To wind down after a busy week pupils enjoyed some circus themed Yoga on Friday afternoon.
This terms topic for Seahorse, Dolphins and Octopus class is titled ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden’ and it was introduced to pupils this week with an art day. Each class was tasked with creating natural art work for our Garden Gallery. Dolphin Class have investigated the shapes of leaves, they have painted Christmas tree branches and then woven them through a loom and used leaf stencils to create leaf outlines. Octopus Class followed simple sequences to create beautiful natural shapes in clay they then communicated their preference towards a range of natural items such as pine cones, leaves and berries to create imprints.