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‘Creating Opportunities’

Spring 1

Kensuke's Kingdom Artwork

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We looked at Hokusai's 'Great Wave' and created our own. We made our own watercolours focusing on: colour, texture, tone and technique.

Year 2 Competition

 

10 children from year 2 were selected to take part in a competition to show our Athletic skills. We enjoyed the day and had a wonderful time competing and cheering on the other teams! Even if it was a bit chilly!

Maths Morning

We hosted our Spring Term Maths workshops. Parents and carers came into our classes to play maths games and we shared the skills we have been learning. 

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Materials

 

In Science we have been learning about the different materials and how we can use them in day to day life; including in our art work. We started off by looking at all sorts of different materials and we organised them in to categories using a Venn Diagram. After that we tried to change the object by bending, squashing, breaking and poking them. We learnt that hard, solid objects we could not change.

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Kensuke's Kingdom Topic

Our topic this half term is based around a book called Kensuke's Kingdom.We are mainly focussing on Art, DT and Science. The illustration on the cover of the book reminded us of this famous art work by Hokusai, a Japanese artist, that was created in the 1800's;

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We have explored different art techniques to create our own wave and water art. We used watercolour paints to create different shades of blue and green like the sea. We carved wave images into printing foam and printed using paint. Hokusai's The Great Wave was also made using printing but he used wood instead of foam.

Homework Projects

Children were asked to use different art and design skills to create an island at home. Different materials and methods of joining were used and the children then presented their work to the class. Look at some of the amazing examples;

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Half Term Value

Self Belief

Our value this half term is Self Belief. We have been talking about how believing in ourselves can make anything possible. Silver Class started by talking about what makes them amazing and unique. They looked carefully in mirrors and sketched self- portraits.

In Purple class we learnt the song 'Get Back up Again' from the movie Trolls. We talked about how it is important to always try again even when things may get a bit tricky. We then made a Trollstice Tree for our display and wrote down one thing we want to have the Self-Belief to achieve by the end of this half-term. 
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