British Artists Enrichment
In Miss Hulland's 'British Artists' Enrichment project, children in Years 1-6 have been learning about
David Hockney, Dame Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley. They have created their own art work in the style of these artists using a range of media.
Riley Optical Art
Christmas Craft with Year 6 and their Reception Buddies
Children in Year 6 have enjoyed creating Christmas Santas with their buddies. The activity involved following and ordering instructions carefully, sharing equipment and working together to create a finished collage.
Poet Rachel Rooney
Following Rachel Rooney's poetry workshop on Tuesday 12th November and the delivery of her anthology 'A Kid in my Class', she has very kindly contacted us to share her thoughts of her visit:
"I visit many schools but my session with Chickerell was one of the more memorable ones. As soon as I entered I felt welcomed into an environment that was relaxed yet focused and ready to embrace the possibilities that poetry can bring. The pupils were engaged and engaging throughout, and brimming with original ideas. All credit to the class staff who have clearly worked hard to create a classroom atmosphere that made me want to be a child again. I know my 'Kids' are safe in their hands... Brava!"
WOW! Wonderful feedback. Thank you to the children in Years 5 and 6 who took part. We are very proud of you.
Year 6 Buddying
Year 6 children enjoyed learning about Electricity and Circuits in Autumn 1. Their final learning task was to design and make a circuit game for their Reception buddies. 6DH children enjoyed sharing their games and explained how their worked.
Our classroom displays show a plethora of cross-curricular teaching and learning opportunities with a key focus on History, Art, Rights Respecting Schools and Global Citizenship.
Rachel Rooney's Poetry Anthology Arrives!
Our budding poets in Years 5 and 6 were very happy to receive Rachel Rooney's anthology 'A Kid in my Class' on Friday 15th November. As promised, each copy was personalised and signed by the poet. What a treat! Miss Hulland cannot wait to read your poems and hope you have been inspired by the experience.
Year 6 children and their Reception buddies have collaborated to create their beautiful Buddy Tree. It is a symbol of friendship, diversity and equality between the two year groups who meet together weekly to share quality time to enjoy activities such as reading, drawing, writing, creative play and physical agility. Each child added their unique fingerprint to create the tree.
Rachel Rooney Poetry Workshop
On Tuesday 12th November published poet Rachel Rooney led a poetry workshop for 30 children from Years 5 and 6. She shared some of her award-winning poems and we collaborated to create our own. The children will each receive a copy of her latest anthology 'A Kid in my Class'.
Remembrance Service 2019
On Friday 8th November the whole school assembled to pay our respects to all service men and women and animals who have died in action.
Our Year 6 pupils read For The Fallen by Laurence Binyon and Mr Pask played The Last Post on his trumpet.