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Owls had a fantastic time exploring our new forest school site and getting muddy!!! We collected mini beasts, built dens and even did some face painting. Thank you to Mrs Turner for being a willing model!!!

 

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Kingfishers have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, which took place this week. They produced their own symmetrical Rangoli patterns, were fascinated to find out about the story of Rama and Sita and created some detailed Mehndi designs (which are traditionally used to decorate hands).

by Charlie H

Today we made toad in the hole. Firstly we got a bowl and added 85 grams of flour then 100 mls of milk after we cracked a egg also a pinch of salt. In the oven there was some sausages,we added the batter and put it into a very hot oven for about 20 mins. When they were in the oven we watch them rise. When they came out of the oven they were really hot. We had to wait for them to cool down before we ate them. We all enjoyed  the toad in the hole, apart from Leo who shared his with Mrs Holt and Theo!

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Kingfishers came back from their extended half term break full of energy and showing a really positive attitude to school. They were keen to write about what they had been doing during the holidays and enjoyed tackling maths activities learning about shapes. Wednesday's trip to Nature in Art was a real highlight of the week; they really impressed us with their independence making wire-work and wet felted butterflies in the morning and then loved exploring the sculpture garden and art gallery in the afternoon.  

Eagles spent a very enjoyable day on the whole school trip to Nature In Art in Twigworth. They were extremely well behaved on the coach on the way there despite their palpable excitement.

Our first session was wet felting. Each child used wool to create minibeast pictures. It was the first type of crafting I have ever seen where you finish cleaner than when you started!

Next we looked around the sculpture garden, the main house and met the artist in residence. The sculptures in the garden were mainly minibeasts made from farming implements. There was also an enormous golden eagle in the centre which we felt was very appropriate! The main house contained photos from a competition. They were of British wildlife and were stunning. Some of the locations looked so beautiful and it made us appreciate how lucky we are to live in the UK. There was also so origami - some using Tunnocks wrappers and Lottery tickets!

The artist was called Chris Sinden and he showed us how he used linoleum to create amazing pictures of birds. He cut into the lino using special tools and printed different coloured paints on top of each other to get the colour he wanted.

In the afternoon we made wire flowers. The Eagles created loops of wire and dipped them into a paint called Fantasy Film to create a translucent stained glass effect. This was the most popular workshop of the day.

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