Welcome to Hummingbird class!
Happy World Book Day!
Today is world book day and everyone looked amazing in their costumes. It was great to see so many of our favourite characters come to life. We had so much fun reading to the Ducklings and Cygnets class, as well our trip to the pop-up bookshop. After lunch, we even got the chance to meet the author Sarah Coyle and ask her some questions about being an author.
Art Week 23.02.23
We have had a fantastic time this week, working with lots of different teachers and learning new and exciting art skills.
23.2.23 - Arts Week - Dance
Art Week - Abstract Art - Painting without a paint brush
The focus during today’s Art session is to ‘paint without a paintbrush’. The children learnt that we don’t have to just use paintbrushes to create a painting. We can use all different kinds of objects - things we have around the house, things we find in nature, and our own hands.
Using this technique, the children learnt about Abstract Art. Abstract art is a non-lifelike portrayal of real-world objects, people and scenes that are usually difficult for other people to recognise. It portrays what an artist feels and thinks, rather than what he or she sees, and often expresses emotions and ideas. Just as we do not know other people’s thoughts, we do not always know what abstract art portrays but if you ask the artist, he or she can explain the painting to you.
We explored what actions were used in a variety of paintings, eg. tapping, dripping, scraping, dabbing, flicking, swiping, and spraying, and created a collaborative abstract painting as a class.
Art Week 22.02.23
This morning we got to try lots of different musical instruments to make beats. Some of our favourite instruments were the boomwhackers (which were very loud) and the rainsticks. We even got to compose our own songs in groups.
This afternoon, we got to pick poems and perform them in groups. We combined some of our drama and music skills from this morning and yesterday to make our performances as exciting as possible.
Art Week 21.02.23
It was day one of art week today and we had the chance to work on our drama skills. We looked at the characters from the film 'Inside Out' and had a go at using a mix of non-verbal and verbal acting which really pushed our acting abilities.
We also had the opportunity to use clay today. Using a mix of techniques, we designed our own dragon eyes which we then tried to make using clay. Some of us tried to create nature or ocean themed dragons and we can't wait to paint them later in the week.
Art this week.
This week we have looked at the amazing artist Charlie Mackesy and his book 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.' We talked about how this book encourages kindness to others as well as being kind to ourselves. We used an ink splatter technique to allow us to be random with our artwork and try to focus on the fun of making it, rather than a perfect outcome.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back everyone! We had a fantastic first day back and were introduced to our new topic for this term- rainforests. As explorers, we got to find some amazing creatures from the Amazon Rainforest and we can't wait to find out more about them and their habitat.
During our history topic this half term, we got to experience life as a Roman. We dressed up as Roman soldiers and designed and created our own Roman shields. Later in the day, we used these to practise marching as part of the Roman Army and discussed battle techniques with spears and swords. To further enhance our knowledge, we learnt lots about Queen Boudicca’s rebellion and re-enacted this through freeze frames and drama. Throughout the day, we explored the role of the Celts and the impact they left on Britain.
Our trip to Chedworth Roman Villa!
We had the amazing the opportunity to visit Chedworth Roman Villa last week. During our trip we got to have a tour of the amazing villa grounds, see actual roman mosaics and had a go at making our own mosaic artwork using coloured tiles. Seeing how the wealthiest Romans lived including how they ate and bathed was fantastic, and it was brilliant to see how their technology still affects how we live today.
We hope you enjoy the pictures of us enjoying our day.
Happy International Dot Day!
We had a great time celebrating international dot day. It was great to see everyone having a go and developing confidence in making artwork. We got to explore different mediums and also worked on a group piece together.
Hummingbirds really enjoyed their 'FootyKids' taster session. It was a great opportunity for everyone to have a go at football in a fun inflatable pitch.