Jackson Pollock Inspired Seascape Art

This afternoon Starfish class learned about the abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. We looked at examples of his work and talked about the ways in which he would have applied the paint to the canvas, such as dripping, flicking and swirling to create different textures and layers.
The children then had a go at creating their own Pollock inspired paintings, based on their sea-themed poetry writing from earlier in the day. The class had lots of fun experimenting with different techniques, including finger painting, swirling string through the paint and flicking the paintbrush bristles to create a sea spray effect!
We had a a very fun and messy afternoon, and the finished products looked beautiful!

Great work Starfish!

 

 

 

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Safer Internet Day 2018

On Tuesday, Starfish class had fun finding out about ways to stay safe when using the internet on their different devices. In the morning, the class were joined by Rainbowfish for an assembly, presented by the e-safety ambassadors from Swordfish class. The children were encouraged to think about their favourite games, websites and TV programmes which require the use of the internet. We talked about how we can respect each other, and the importance of telling an adult if we see unkind comments online.

In the afternoon, Starfish class explored how we leave a Digital Footprint each time we use the internet. The children had a go at making their own coloured card footprints (drawing around their feet!) linked to their own online interests, to show their experiences of technology and to help develop an awareness of the importance of e-safety.
Well done for all your hard work Starfish class!

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Counting in 1tens

The year 2s have been very busy using their counting in tens to help them with their multiplication. They were really thinking carefully and giving good explanations for their answers.

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Adventurous Adjectives

This week the children have been thinking about using adjectives in their writing to add more detail. They really enjoyed thinking of different words to describe the obstacles planned out on their quests.

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Can We Complete Our Quest?

This morning Starfish class set out on a quest to find the hidden treasure. The children had a series of clues to solve and obstacles to overcome. Some of the difficulties they encountered were to search the treacherous Rainbow Fish Class, to climb the steep steps to the height of the staff room and exploring the creepy bug hotel outside. After solving the clues and being brave, they eventually found the hidden treasure and enjoyed a little snack!

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Photography

As part of our computing for this term Starfish Class are learning about photography. So on our walk around Seabrook today the children used the iPads to take their own photos of different features. They had to hold the iPad steady, make sure it was focused and then review their images to delete any that they felt were not the best. I think they did a great job!

 

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Sunny Seabrook

This morning Starfish Class went for a lovely walk around Seabrook to look at some of the natural and man-made features. We then enjoyed a spot of sketching as we sat in the sunshine by the sea. What a great way to launch our new theme of ‘Sunny Seabrook’!

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Recycled Art Day

What a great day and start to the new year! The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own Elmers and hobby horses out of a range of recycled pieces. They also worked amazingly well together on our class starfish collage.

It was lovely to see so many parents and carers at the end of the day enjoying the artwork too.

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Eco Guardians – The 12Rs for our planet

 

The Eco Guardians would like to share some information with you that they presented to the whole school in a special worship last week…

Please watch this short video to understand why our message is so important.

My wish for you 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qzS4L5BiTM

Like Grandad in the film we all wish for a world with clean air, soil and water for everyone.

We also wish for a fair world with plenty for all.

However, everything we buy or use has a cost to our environment because all resources come from our planet.

We would like to invite you to reflect about your actions and the actions of the people around you.

How do they impact on our environment?

What can we all do to help?

Here are the Eco Guardian’s 12 Rs for our planet…

REFUSE

Say NO to things you don’t need!

REDUCE

Reduce food waste by only buying the food you need to eat.
Look at your wardrobe before asking for new clothes and see if you really need them.
Switch off electrical appliances when not using them.
Turn off your tap while brushing your teeth.
Reduce use of petrol by walking, cycling or sharing rides.

RETHINK

What is the impact of your actions?
Do you really need to use disposable things?
Is your family taking recycling seriously?
Can you choose to use things that don’t harm the environment?

REACT

If you see things that are wrong, what can you do?
How can you make a difference?
Could you write letters?
Who could you speak to?

RESPECT

Respect all that we have: nature, animals, air, soil, water.
Think about the people who work to produce cheap products that we might keep for a short time and throw in the bin.
Some of it can’t be recycled.

REFLECT

Am I doing all I can?
Is there anything else I can do to reduce my carbon footprint?

REUSE

Re-use plastic bags, plastic cups and plates when you can.
Re-use scrap paper.

Remember
You can always use both sides of a sheet of paper to draw on!

REFILL

Refill your printer cartridge; refill your disposable cup, etc.

RECHARGE

Recharge your batteries instead of buying non-rechargeable ones.

REPAIR

When something is broken, see if you can mend it instead of throwing it away!
If it can’t be mended, see if you can find a new use for it!
Give unwanted items to charity!

ROT

Make sure that all left over food goes in the composting bin as it turns into soil full of nutrients.

RECYCLE

Learn how to separate items in the right recycling bins at home and at school.
Recycling creates less pollution than starting from scratch.
For example, if we recycle old bottles we can cut pollution by a fifth and halve the demand for water!
Did you know that you can make fleeces and shoelaces from old plastic bottles, and that all newspapers are today printed on recycled paper?

 

Recycling Art day

To reflect about recycling and enjoy creating things out of waste material, we are going to have a recycled art day on 5thJanuary 2018.

Parents and carers are invited to come in at 3 o’clock to visit the classes and see the wonderful art work that the children have created.

 

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Panto time!

It is that time of year again and time for a trip to the pantomime! We all had a great time watching Peter Pan and the children really seemed to enjoy their ice creams too!

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