Diwali

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).

Y1/2 Nature in Art

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.  

Creating Castles

joshs castleavas castlefentons castlejosies castleKingfishers have had great fun this week doing lots of creative activities. Earlier in the week they enjoyed making clay tiles engraved with castles and after that they designed and made some fantastic box model castles complete with turrets and drawbridges. But the highlight was definitely when they came to school dressed up as knights, princesses and other castle figures, including a servant girl and a wizard, to act out their very own hobby-horse jousting tournament!

Warwick Castle Trip

 

 

rsz y1 girls on the motte 1Kingfishers had a fantastic trip to Warwick Castle this week. They watched in awe as the Warwick Bowman demonstrated how to shoot a longbow and a crossbow, climbed up to the top of the Norman motte for the most impressive view across the river towards the trebuchet, descended into the dark dungeon to find out where medieval prisoners were kept, met princesses in the tower (and rescued a prince!), saw knights in armour on their horses in the Great Hall and were utterly amazed by the flight of the eagles in the birds of prey arena! Oh and unlike our last trip (to Weston), this time the sun shone all day!