The year 2s spent a couple of days in Dove class with their new classmates and we investigated the topic of endangered species. Children worked in teams to produce PowerPoints and collages of their animal, and then we voted on which animal we will sponsor with the WWF. The winner was the polar bear!
This afternoon saw the top four teams compete to win the tournament, and it was a thrilling watch. The final between the Platy Players and the Stripes even went down to penalties, which was just as exciting as the England game this week! Eventually, the Platy Players were victorious, despite only just making the final four on goal difference; a true underdog victory! Well done to all the children for competing over the last few weeks. It was fantastic to see such sportsmanship and teamwork develop, and we even have some football converts! Thank you also to the parents who came to support, it made it even more of an event for the children.
Just a quick note about the children’s footie shirts: they need to be dry-ironed before washing so that the fabric paint doesn’t ruin your other clothes!
The past week, Lion and Dove classes have been designing their team emblems and screen printing their logos onto their football shirts, ready for the first matches today. Excitement was at fever-pitch as the first matches took place this afternoon, with the Sharks facing the King Cobras and the Platy Players up against the Lion Riders! We’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses..
We’ve been working on different shading techniques and experimenting with tone in art today. Here are just some of the fantastic pieces they produced! Do encourage them to keep practising at home; they’re fast learning that art is never ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’, and that anything can be improved using different techniques to re-work it.
Doves had a go at making their own volcanic eruptions today, as part of our geography focus this term. We learnt about lava flows and pyroclastic flows, and made the classroom stink of vinegar as a result!