Artists, Museum Curators and Great Learners in 2F.
Thursday 12th February | 26 comments
What another incredibly busy week we have had!
In Maths this week the children have been working on subtraction ladders and everyone has made brilliant progress. After Half Term we will continue our work on Learning Ladders in Maths and I shall write some blog posts that will explain them in more detail.
In Art we learned about a famous Pop Artist from the 1960s and 70s, Andy Warhol. We looked at different examples of his work, but particularly focused on a set of pictures he did about endangered animals.
We all focused on the picture of the zebra. Together we used dry wipe boards and pens to draw pictures of zebras. We then stopped and gave each other some feedback on our work. We listened to the advice we were given and tried to improve our work. When we were finally happy with our work, it was photocopied and we were able to colour in 2 different versions of our pictures.
Here is an example of a first attempt and a final version.
Here are some of the finished pictures.
Today has been the open day of our 1960s and 70s Museum!
What a fabulous day we have all had. 1GJ and RC came to visit in the morning, and then after lunch 6W, 5/6T and 5H came over. We also welcomed parents before school and then for a session at the end of the day. The children were able to present lots of facts they had learned to our guests and then they spent some time showing their visitors all the different artifacts we had collected. We also taught each group of visitors how to do the ‘Hand Jive!’
Tomorrow we say ‘Goodbye,’ to Miss Lemont and Mr Walker, who have been doing their teaching practice with us this Half Term and first started to visit us during the Christmas term. We have all really enjoyed having them with us and we wish them both a successful career as teachers. We hope very much that they will stay in touch with us.
Tomorrow in Special Mention we will be awarding Gold Mathletics Certificates to Evie, Phoebe, Ryan, Rosemary, Ben, Elliot and Ollie. Charlie, Amelia, and Leah have also already been awarded their Gold Awards. It is brilliant to see so many children aiming to achieve weekly certificates. Well done 🙂
Special Mention is going to Bradley and Lauren this week. Bradley always does his very best and has particularly impressed Mrs Hodgson with his determination and positive attitude towards all his learning. Lauren has worked especially hard in Maths – on both her Addition and Subtraction Ladders she has progressed up 4 steps and again has shown ‘grit’ and resilience. Well done to you both. Be a Great Learner.
Mrs Fisher is off on her exciting expedition to India early in the morning. If I get wifi while I am away, I will blog some pictures for you.
Have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 23rd February.