Mrs Purver

Sculptures and Maquettes

This term in year 6 the children will be studying sculpture, taking inspiration from the Terracotta Army. After researching facts about the world famous sculpture the children created cardboard maquettes of their own ideas for a sculpture. The children learnt that a maquette is a sculptor’s small preliminary model and that it allows them to Continue reading

Healthy Eating

This week Year 3 have been thinking about what humans and animals need to survive. We have also been comparing the diet of animals and humans and we now know that we each need different levels of nutrition and therefore our diets are different. We then thought about what a human healthy diet looks like Continue reading

Gingerbread Houses

This term in Year 6 our DT lessons have been a gingerbread house project. The children first split into teams and decided on ideas. They then had to create a prototype which was a cardboard net, for what they wanted their house to look like (this would also be used as a template to cut Continue reading

Archery Skills

Today it was time for Year 3 to take on the archery challenge. It could not have been more perfectly timed as today was another wash out for playtimes! The children were very keen and excited to take on this sport and came back very enthusiastic to take up this as a new sport. 

Sikhi Dancing

We have all been busy celebrating Sikhi week with a special dance class. James visited the school today to teach us some traditional Indian dance moves, taking inspiration from Bhangra and Bollywood dance moves. The children were taught a routine before being encouraged to add their own Bhangra inspired moves. Lots of energy was needed Continue reading

Soil Investigations

This afternoon, in Year 3, we were busy being soil detectives. We had three different soil samples that we had to look at and see what the soil was made up of. We found things like: twigs, leaves, conker shells, stones, worms, centipedes, slugs, roots, plants, seeds and bark. We spoke about how soil is Continue reading

Ancient Maya Art

This past term, in Year 5, we have been studying artwork inspired by the Mayans. We started by learning about the role of masks and looked at what colours, patterns and animals were used. The children then planned their mask before using oil pastels to bring their mask to life. The children remembered how to Continue reading

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