Thursday 31 March 2011

Dream Catchers

 Charlie was really pleased to finish this dream catcher on his last day in the Orchard Centre.
Logan really liked choosing the beads and feathers which he added to decorate the dream catcher.
 First we had to make criss-cross shapes across the wire frame.Then we wound the frame with wool.

 Josh was pleased with all of his hard work.
 Scott took his dream catcher to show every one at school and at home.
 Harry finished his and we hung it with the others on our BFG display.
Children in the Orchard Centre have been doing lots of work related to the BFG by Roald Dahl. We have written about our dreams and made dream jars, written about the giants from Sophie's viewpoint and tried to find definitions for all of the BFG's very stange words like 'kidsnatched' and 'strawbunkles'.The most exciting activity was making dream catchers. We think they look wizzpoppingly good!

Monday 28 March 2011

Stan Kenyon award

We were very proud to win the overall prize at the prestigeous Stan Kenyon Challenge award.  Stan Kenyon himnself said that he was most impressed with the standard of the children's writing, which showed their full understanding of the topic.

Here are some examples of the childrens' writing and their finished models.

Comic Relief Fun!

                                           Silver Birch in fancy dress for Comic Relief!

Flying the Coup

The Maples have now said goodbye to their feathered friends as they have been re-homed with a parent. On Thursday we took the opportunity to do some observational drawings of them, we all noticed how much bigger they had got in only a week.

Maple Class Prima Ballerina

Take a look at O wearing her ballet costume. On Friday 25 March O took her ballet exams, fingers crossed she passed!

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Beech Class Den Workshop

Beech class were blessed with glorious weather today as Chris from Den Experiments showed us how to work in a team to design and build a den.

The Design Phase

The Build Phase

The Testing Phase

Everyone had an amazing day. THANKS CHRIS!

Sunday 20 March 2011

Something Funny for money!

In Elm everyone made a fantastic effort to dress as something funny for money! Check out our outfits...

We especially loved the fairy dances in the something funny for money talent show!

Friday 18 March 2011

Red Nose Day FUN!

We sold Red Nose Day buns

Niamh made some Red Nose Day biscuits to share.

Grace was in charge of the money for the buns.

Oliver made some Red Nose Day buns at home.  
Mrs Longstaffe did her circus act for all of us! Here she is as the Strong man!

Silly string fun!

Ball juggling