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Experimenting with colour in G3!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

As part of our new topic, The Royal Watcombe Flower Show, G3 have been learning about colour.  They have learnt about the colour wheel and now know what primary, secondary and tertiary colours are.  The children had lots of fun mixing colours and are looking forward to painting with acrylic paints next week!

Creating inspiring patterns like Andy Goldsworthy in L2

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

We’ve been so busy in L2!  We went up to Brunel woods and discovered lots of very interesting autumn leaves and seeds in the woods.  We sorted through our natural objects when we got back and made a pattern like Andy Goldsworthy.  We worked together as a team.  What a great start to our topic!

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Welcome to G1!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

We have all come back refreshed and ready to learn. We have had lots of new routines to get used to and have settled in nicely. Over the first few days back we did lots activities to promote team work and a growth mindset. One of our activities was to work in teams to build the tallest tower out of maths Dienes blocks. Through team work and perseverance, somke of us built very tall towers! The best bit was being able to knock them down at the end!

Welcome to G2!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

G2 have settled into their new class fantastically. They have all been working hard and have started as they mean to go on. We have been thinking about how to change our mindset from a ‘fixed mindset’ to a ‘growth mindset’. They were set challenges that made them fall into the pit but they worked really hard as a team and discussed different methods to climb out of the pit. We have talked a lot about how good learners have to go into the pit in order to learn new strategies which then enables them to climb out of the pit.

      

 

 

Welcome to G3

Monday, September 18th, 2017

G3 have settled into their new school year fantastically well.  The children are all working hard and have started as they mean to go on.  In the first week, the children wrote ‘The Best Part of Me’ poems which celebrate a part of their bodies they couldn’t live without.  Can you guess which parts the children have chosen?

Last Wednesday, the children returned from their lunch break to find a case padlocked shut by a combination lock.  The children were very excited to know what was inside and soon learnt that they would have to solve a series of clues in order to find the combination.  The children searched high and low around the school until they eventually worked out what the combination was.  Inside the case, the children found an exciting challenge!  The children will be learning about different styles of painting and will all create a piece of art work, which will be displayed at The Royal Watcombe Flower Show!  I look forward to seeing their painting skills progress over the coming weeks!