Today in Birch the children practised using knives and forks using play-dough to develop their independent functional skills. They are going to practise these skills at home.
80 have linked their Maths learning of angles to their Art topic of pattern, by choosing the number of lines of symmetry and reflection within their design which they created on the computer. Promoting creative decision making based around angles, colours and line thickness they all created beautiful mandala imagery which has a striking similarity to the ‘Rose Window’ from Durham Cathedral which they have been learning about in RE.
It was great to see so many brightly coloured eggs in 11V class this week. Students spent time designing and then drawing on their eggs, with great results. We had superheroes, funky characters and a few dedicated to the fabulous NHS. What eggcellent designs!
80 made an eggcellent effort decorating their individual eggs and personalized them to what they best enjoy playing such as mine craft, space, animals etc. There was some very creative thinking and problem solving linking to subjects such as math has Taylor Hutchinson said “The shape of my oval egg doesn’t match the sphere shape” he needed for the zero point as part of his favourite game. Whilst decorating they were relaxed and discussed personal interests between each other at the same time having a catch up with their friends.
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On return to school 80 were welcomed with a fresh fruit and pancake breakfast and the opportunity to catch up with their friends. As it was World Book Day also the staff team linked them together with other subjects on the time table to engage in reading favourite stories and an activity linked to it. Miss Oliver read The tiny seed and then the pupils planted Sunflower seeds to represent this and asked questions about the moral of the story. Bobby said ” It doesn’t matter if you are the weak seed, you can still grow and succeed”. Mrs Devlin read her favourite The Tiger came to tea and all the pupils enjoyed a healthy afternoon tea and relaxed colouring mindfulness colouring sheets and activities. A first day back was relaxed and everyone had fun with not a computer screen in sight!