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Spring 2 2020 GalleRy and Work


World Book Day 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we read some books, designed book covers, made bookmarks and did some maths and science activities linked to a story. We dressed up as our favourite characters and even took part in a parade in the hall. We also made our favourite character using a potato! We had a brilliant day!


Where will a story take you?

Careers Week 2020

This week is careers week in school. We have enjoyed talking about what jobs we can do when we grow up.


Art Project – Sculptures 2020

In Art, we have been looking at the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy creates his sculptures by arranging natural objects. We looked at his work and discussed what we liked and disliked about it. Lexi said, “I like his big sculptures.” We then experimented with some of our own natural objects to create small-scale, transient art pieces.


This inspired us to create some of our own sculptures. After reading the books, “Field Trip to the Moon’ and ‘Moon’, we decided to make some of our own natural world inspired moons. Using clay, we made our own moon sculptures. We thought carefully about surface of the moon and how we could create a crater effect. We moulded the clay into the correct shape and used our thumbs to create a crater effect.


Visit to the Moon

Today, we received an urgent message from, ‘Billy’ The Man on Mars. Bob had rung in sick and needed our help. We put on our space helmets and jumped on board the rocket ship.

We held on tight and made our galactic journey to the moon.

We excitedly, burst through the doors, ready to do our jobs.

We cleaned the mess on the moon and we entertained the tourists.

Then we stopped for a quick break and enjoyed some delicious space biscuits. Our last job was to check the moon for aliens and write a list for Bob.


We finally jumped on board the rocket and headed home!