Welcome back to another busy half term heading towards Christmas. This week we created a whole school poppy display which showcased the skills and talent of every child from nursery to year 6. Each class made their own poppies and every child contributed to the finished display which is a beautiful and poignant reminder to mark the World War One Armistice 100 years ago. Well done and a big thank you to children and staff.
Year 5 are learning about the Amazon rainforest this half term and what better way to begin by looking at the colourful work of Henry Rousseau. The children have studied some Amazon animals and have made simple sketches using their pencils lightly. Next, they used oil pastels to add colour to enhance their drawings. Like Rousseau, the children wanted the animals to look like they were about to spring out from the rainforest canopy. They created a background wash using water colour paints using different shades of green, blue, yellow and brown. This is their work so far.