Brilliant Bruegel

Today we had a very special visitor from the past.

As we entered the hall we could see a very frustrated man working on a large painting behind his easel. He seemed to be lacking inspiration for his painting. 

We could tell he was from the past as old music was playing and his clothes were old fashioned.

To help give him some inspiration we created freezeframes of us playing a range of old fashioned games. We really considered the emotions that we would feel whilst playing these games to help inspire our facial expressions and body language.

Eventually, we discovered the man was a famous Dutch artist named Pieter Bruegal and that he was working on his latest masterpiece - Children's games.

This is the painting we will be focusing on during our topic sessions.

The children really enjoyed their afternoon.

"It was really exciting and it inspired me to do what I want in the future." - Ruby

""I felt happy because it was exciting to learn about a famous artist." - Kieran

"The man was great and really funny!" - Harry

 

Thank you to Catalyst Theatre Arts for a great afternoon.

Here are some images of our learning.

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There's A Tortoise In Our School!

Today, Year Three became master detectives. Over night a large creature had been spotted on the playground. What was it?

 

Braving the cold weather, we put our coats on and headed out to investigate. Instantly we saw a pile of sawdust... followed by another... and then another! It was like a trail! 

 

As we explored further we noticed a large nest hidden in the corner of the playground. On closer inspection we noticed four round eggs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we came back into the classroom we had a discussion about what it could be. We made mindmaps on whiteboards, considering each clue we had spotted! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eventually, we recieved a phone call. We found out that it was a Giant Tortoise!

We will now be looking at Giant Tortoises in our Literacy unit focusing on report writing. 

 

 

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