Once again, Whitebeam have amazed me with their fantastic poetry! We read James Carter's 'Firework Poem' and used it to inspire our own firework poems. Take a look at a couple of brilliant examples below!
This week we have been learning about the story of Guy Fawkes. We acted out the story in groups so that we could re-tell it to the class.
Today in Whitebeam, we enjoyed a Roman day. We loved seeing everyone's fantastic costumes and had lots of fun doing all sorts of wonderful activities. These included making brooches out of clay, creating mosaics and even experiencing an exquisite banquet. On the menu was bread with olive oil, dates, pomegranate, olives and grape juice!
Thank you to all of the parents who helped make this day so brilliant by taking the time to put together the children's superb costumes.
Mental Health Awareness Day
For mental health awareness day, we did yoga and talked about what makes our hearts happy!
A Classroom of Poets!
Wow! Over the past couple of weeks, Whitebeam class have made me so pleased, witnessing their volition to write poetry! Since we have focused on poetry this week, we have been writing poems linking to our topic as well as whatever the children wish to write about. Poetry can be written in just 5 minutes and be an enjoyable, freeing way to express ourselves - keep it up Whitebeam!
In Whitebeam class this week, we have been learning about the Celts and the Romans. We studied Queen Boudicca’s rebellion and then re-enacted the battle against the Romans.
For this year's Somerset Art Week, we studied two artists. First, we studied Jackie Morris, a British painter and author. We used watercolours to recreate Jackie Morris' otter painting from the 'Lost Words' and then made our own paintings inspired by hers. We also studied Jacob Lawrence, an American artist who depicted the Great Migration in 60 panels. We recreated one of his paintings of school children then drew our own art in his style, using pencils.
I have been very impressed with the stunning art work which the children produced this week and they should feel very proud of themselves! Some children's work has been put up on display which they will get back later in the year.
This week we were very lucky to have a visit from the school nurse. She spoke to us about how we can keep ourselves safe and healthy. The children talked about healthy lifestyles, washing hands and who they could talk to if they were worried.
Welcome to Whitebeam Class!
Last week I had a lovely week with you all. It has been lovely getting to know you all and be greeted with such smiley faces in the morning (both children and parents!). I am very proud of how quickly you have settled back into school and you have produced some excellent work. Mrs Pippard and I are now really looking forward to the year ahead with you all!
Make sure to check back here for more photos throughout the year!
Whitebeam love nature!
This week, we created expanded noun phrases using nature objects in a suitcase. Later in the week, the children then made a beautiful, giant bird's nest during their lunchtime!