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Author visit

We were delighted to welcome James Campbell to our school on Tuesday afternoon. James is a children’s author and a fantastic comedian (his most recent book was one of CBBC’s top picks at the end of 2018). James had all the children (and adults!) rolling with laughter as he told us about how he creates stories, and we all enjoyed hearing about his own childhood and listening to some extracts of his books. His pet stories were particularly hilarious! Thank you James, we loved meeting you.

Posted in Children's Work, Doves Class Messages

Cave Art

Dove class have been getting to grips this week with the techniques and materials early man used to create cave paintings. They began by experimenting with drawing in semi-darkness and upside down under their desks. We then collected twigs and used them, along with fingers and feathers, to draw their own pictures with mud, berry juice, charcoal and chalk. We think they’ve turned out really well!

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Wartime DT

Doves have been learning all about wartime rationing and how people used strange ingredients in their foods in an effort to ‘make do’. Today we had lots of fun making carrot biscuits and taste-testing them to see if the carrot was a good sugar substitute (the recipe only used a very small amount of sugar). The biscuits proved pretty popular, so much so that the children asked if they could have the recipe to make them at home (see below!)