Repeat printing - Year 2

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With links to their Geography project, Year 2 have been exploring relief printing and have created their own repeat patterns inspired by the work of Indonesian artist John Martono, traditional printing techniques and the seas and marine life of Indonesia. The children have used their observational…

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Year 2 covert woods June 2024

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Year 2 had fantastic weather for a visit to the woodlands last week. 

We listened to the birds and sounds around us, locating the direction. Year 2 did well playing a guessing game about which animals live in the woodlands and we had a go at Zip Zap boing, concentrating really hard. 

The…

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Creepy Claws visits Year 2

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On Tuesday 23rd January Year 2s were very excited to welcome Michael (the man from Creepy Claws ) and a selection of his animals into school. He brought with him; Ronnie the chinchilla, Louise the gecko, Rose the tarantula, Cleopatra the python, Spike the scorpion, a giant millipede called Milly…

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Forest School Year 2 Term 2 2023

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This term Year 2 have been exploring: 

How to make a reef knot (micky mouse ear, flip it, mickey mouse ear and flip it, the second ear goes behind the first ear, put the loop around the stick and pull tight.)

- how to stay safe in a storm (we had one of our sessions inside)

- conker…

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Year 2 - Stained Glass windows

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This week, Year 2 were privileged to have a stained-glass window expert, Buffer Tucker, visit them in class and run a special workshop. Buffy is now retired but used to work in the stained-glass windows department at Canterbury Cathedral. As well as a career restoring historical windows, Buffy has…

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Forest School Year 1 Term 6

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Summer term brings summer fun. 

The colour monster visited us - we read the book and talked about emotions and what keeps us calm, with a focus on the natural world outside. The children drew something that made them feel calm in the Forest School area. The children enjoyed the swing made…

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Observational drawing of insects - Year one

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Linked with their science topic taught early in the academic year, Year One has been observing and drawing insects (in resin) this week. Before putting pencils to paper, we recapped on their science vocabulary - insect anatomy.

 

The children started by studying and observing the insects…

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Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin's visit

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Year One were very excited to welcome the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin (the Bishop of Dover and the Bishop in Canterbury) into school. Rose was invited by the palace to be part of the coronation ceremony and presented The Queen Consort's Rod. Year One interviewed Rose about her previous experience…

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Year 1 Trip to Community Garden

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Year One had a fantastic time at the Whitstable Steam Walk Gardens. First of all we explored the site whilst carrying out a scavenger hunt. We picked edible vegetables to make a salad and mixed ingredients to create a dressing. Finally we learned all about the role of worms in a garden and helped…

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Year 1 Forest School Term 5 2023

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The saws came out this term for Year 1. They cut logs with bow saws, sometimes in team work. We practised the timber hitch knot which we use to tie the hammock, for example. They tied string to their logs and turned them into pets like dogs, cats and rabbits. We looked at identifying trees and…

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Forest School Trip Year 1

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Year 1 had a fabulous trip to Covert woods. 

We listened to the birds and noises around us - life can be so busy and it is very calming to stop and take in the surroundings. 

The children found interesting natural items on the forest floor and talked to their friends about the features. They…

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Year 1 ceramic necklaces

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Year 1 have recently finished a ceramic project; their task was to make beads and thread them into a necklace for a friend or family member.

 

The children used inspiration from ceramic artist Kate Malone and a Faversham based ceramic artist, Rose Dickinson. Both use the theme of nature in…

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