Art, Amazon Rainforest, Wildlife and Zoom Quizzes!

Please have a look at the photographs of the final results of the art lessons that have been taking place over the past two weeks. The Woodpeckers and Eagles have been learning to use different technique with watercolour paints.  The detailed wildlife paintings of the Amazon Rainforest, by the Woodpeckers are varied and colourful, and the Space pictures by the Eagles make excellent use of washes to create the effect of mysterious planets.

Despite the fact that we are unable to visit exhibitions or to have experts visit us in person at present, Nigel Moorhouse, our Chair of Governors, gave the Woodpeckers an interesting talk about Wildlife Classification via Teams on Thursday.  Thank you very much, Nigel, for enriching the class’ knowledge about this. It was wonderful to see so many families joining in with the Zoom quiz, yesterday.  A great deal of fun was had by everybody!  There were about twenty teams altogether – congratulations to the Storming Stevensons, who came first with 62 points, followed by the Cosmo the Guinea Pig team (the Harding family) in second place with 61 points, and the Quiz Whizzes (The Dominiak family with a little hindrance from Mrs Hawker) who came third with 60 points. Please see the photographs below of the half-time challenge (dressing up a team member to look like the painting “Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo di Vinci).

The following photographs are the condiment challenge – painting your team using condiments from your food cupboard!

Stars of the Week ending 12th February

Owl Class: Umme Hurraira for settling in really well and excellent reading Sofia for her brilliant engagement with phonics and live sessions and trying so hard with writing Sissi’s mum for talking to the class about how they celebrate Chinese New Year Flamingo Class: Leon for trying his best in everything Muna for contributing enthusiastically to live lessons Woodpecker Class: Annabelle for being eager to learn Sophia for working hard at home Eagle Class: Max for working hard in multiple areas of learning Daniel W for being independent and well organised with his learning at home Anatole for consistently working really hard through this whole time and contributing well online Hashir for a very high standard of work at home Special Staff Nominations Mrs Holmes for her wonderful maths explanations in the connected sessions, her thoughtful feedback and her patience Mrs Williman for her great videos and for her amazing effort to get to know the students Ms Orrock and Trish for the fun sign language sessions Mrs Hawker for having the best attitude, for her encouraging words during collective worship, and for being so responsive to children’s and parents’ requests I hope you all have a calm and restful half-term break! Sarah Hawker Headteacher 12 February 2021

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