We need children to arrive at 5:40pm (no earlier) and come straight into the classroom block. Come dressed in costumes. Costumes are not needed during the school day.
Doves spent a lovely afternoon in the sun, painting ‘en plain air’ in the style of Monet. They really tried to capture the essence of Monet’s impressionist style in their brushwork and colour blending. We will be finishing this work after half term; hopefully the weather holds out! Bravo, Doves!
We’ve had a fab first day at How Hill. We’ve been on a nature trail, hugged a few trees, done some dyke-dipping and some weaving. The children are now all having a play in the gorgeous grounds as the sun sets.
Follow the link to the Google photos album for a closer look. I will be updating the album during our stay, so do keep checking it for new pics.
Hello from How Hill! We’ve had time to settle in, unpack our bags and have a spot of lunch.
We’re now off to do a spot of pond dipping!
Doves had fun investigating ‘Loony Liquids’ for science day on Friday. Firstly, we made Oobleck with cornflour and explored how it doesn’t act like a normal liquid. We then made lava lamps and observed how oil and water don’t mix due to their difference in density. Finally, we investigated the effect of washing up liquid on coloured milk, learning that the soap molecules weakened the bonds between the fat molecules in the milk. The children really enjoyed all the hands on activities and were great at cleaning up afterwards!
KS2 came together to perform poetry they had learnt during the week. They were all very brave and recited there chosen poem, performing it with expression and some actions to make it exciting to watch. Well done to all involved!
We were all lucky enough to visit the planetarium at Stibbard today, where children learnt about our solar system and constellations. We are sure this will inspire some fantastic space poetry as part of our book week activities. Many thanks to Stibbard for inviting us!
As part of Book Week, Doves took part in a reading ‘restaurant’, where they sampled and discussed lots of their classmates’ favourite books. They then created a menu of their top three choices.