A fun ‘Art Day’ in Reception/Year 1!

We have been learning about an African lady called Wangari, whose determination to see a greener future was inspirational. We successfully used charcoal to create her portrait, using contrasting tints and shades.

Our beautiful bees were created with watercolours and pen and our printed cats were inspired by the work of Sonia Delaunay.

Story Time with Local Author Sarah Corkill

Pupils in KS1 had story time with a difference today! Local author Sarah Corkill visited them and read her amazing story Maggie Magazine Gets Recycled.

This story enabled the children to make predictions about what Maggie Magazine would be turned into next. We know that learners need to recap on ideas in order to store knowledge into their long term memory and Sarah’s book was all about materials so they were able to draw on their scientific knowledge in this area, while also learning about recycling and how we can take care of our world.

The children listened and made thoughtful comments and asked questions about where Sarah’s inspiration had come from in writing the book. It left the children feeling enthused about stories, junk modelling and recycling!

Walsall Art Gallery Visit

A group of children have had a wonderful visit to the art gallery today. It has supported their engagement with the outside world and brought art to life in a very thought provoking way. Their progress in both knowledge and skills was directly related to their experiences in the workshop and art collections.

We were all in awe seeing artwork by famous artists such as Matisse, Van Gogh, Constable, Turner and Picasso.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak!

We have had an Eid celebration in our classroom. We really enjoyed hearing from our children of Muslim families. We have had Eid biscuits brought in and we enjoyed some sweet treats and discussed the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Reception/Year 1 classes enjoyed a Eid forest school experience where we discussed the importance of the moon and stars in Islam.