Year 5 and 6 had a great day down at Bloomfield Wood last week sketching in the sunshine as part of their John Muir Award for conservation.
With Wimbledon fortnight nearly upon us, what better time to start our annual KS2 tennis tournaments. We are so lucky to have our own tennis court at school and on a lovely sunny day like today, we love being outside playing sport.
We've had a lovely afternoon at Penruddock Rounders. We won our group and made it through to the semi-finals as group winners. We narrowly missed out on a place in the finals but had a great afternoon of sport.
The Nursery and Reception children have been enjoying their summer term topic, 'Under the Sea'. They visited the Pencil Museum in Keswick last week to take part in an art workshop where they created some wonderful pieces of work, all with an underwater theme!
The new Year 5/6 children have enjoyed completing stage 3 of their artwork today! The paintings from last week have obviously now dried and the children were asked to rip them up into strips. This confused them at first, but once they saw the next step, they were very excited. They were asked to glue the strips onto sugar paper to create their collage. The final stage of the project will take place next week!
Over the course of the transition mornings, the new Year 5/6 class are working on some fabulous Art work which they are preparing for the classroom for their arrival back to school in September. The children don’t yet know what the finished piece will be, as only one stage at a time is revealed each week. The project is a multi-step, multi-media creation that will evolve over a number of sessions. Stage 1: The children were played some of their choices of music; this varied from pop music to classical music! Whilst listening, the children were asked to use wax crayons to scribble to the beat of the music. The children loved this activity, as they thought it was marvellous they could be as messy as they wanted to be! Stage 2: The children used different types of paints to paint over their scribbles. The children explored the way the paints resisted or didn’t resist the crayons.
A team of children took part in the Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament at Penrith Cricket Club last week. We had a great time and batted and bowled really well. We didn't make it through to the final but still managed to scores lots of runs.
Last week, we went on our annual residential visit to St John's in the Vale. It was a little bit rainy when we first arrived so we played some games in the common game before going outside for our activities. We went orienteering in the area behind the centre and then made a nature collage. We also had some time to sit quietly in the woods listening to all of the different sounds that we could hear. We had a wonderful tea then went outside again for a game of rounders before playing the 'Ice Cream Cone' game. When we were in our pyjamas, we had a sing-song while Mr Newman played his guitar, then he read us a story, then we had hot chocolate and chocolate cake! Yummy!! The next morning, we had a giant breakfast then went on a hike up High Rigg which was brilliant. When we got back to the centre, we had some quiet time in the church at St John's before heading back to school. We all had an amazing time!