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Author Archives: missoneill2

Under the sea felt backgrounds

In art this week, the children have made their own felt background.

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Under the sea art work

We used the sketches we made whilst at Plymouth Aquarium to create large under the sea scenes using oil pastel and brusho. We loved the effect of mixing the brusho colours and the way the paints resisted the oil pastels.  

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Plymouth Aquarium

We had a wonderful time at Plymouth Aquarium. We had an interactive tour with an expert who told us interesting facts about the sea creatures and their habitats. We then had two workshops – Plastic Oceans where we learnt about what fish eat and explored squid (it was a bit smelly!), and Habitat Hats where … Continue reading »

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Colour Wheel Mixing

In Art this week we learnt about the colour wheel including the primary, secondary and tertiary colours. We explored using the primary colours to mix to create the other colours using paint. We enjoyed then discussing which colours were the hot and cold colours. Next week we are looking forward to drawing using a variety … Continue reading »

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Making our own tepees

Class 2 have had a busy week this week. On Monday, we created and designed our own miniature Native American tepees.  On Tuesday, we carried out a science investigation in order to found out what the best material would be for  Native American’s to build a tepee out of. Giving Class 2 some similar results. … Continue reading »

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Appledore Book Festival, visit from John Dougherty

We had a visit from, John Dougherty, a children’s book author. John engaged us with his songs and read from ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face’ and ‘There’s a Pig up my Nose’.

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Native American Indian learning

We had a great start to the term with our Native American immersion day. We used our forest school skills to make bows and arrows, pick axes, dream catchers and headdresses.   We also had a fantastic day visiting RHS Gardens, Rosemoor. We had the amazing opportunity to not only learn about rocks and soils … Continue reading »

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