Merry Christmas Everyone!

We made it to the end of the first term! We have all worked so hard and had such fun! Well done everyone!

Leading up to Christmas we made wonderful things. We made our own Christmas cards, created our own Christmas tree scene, made our own wreaths and snowmen. And of course, we performed our wonderful Christmas dance. Here are some photos from the dance for you to take a closer look. We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Love from everyone in Dove class.

Swirly Snails

Last week we looked at snails. In school we created these amazing swirly snails. We learnt about Henri Mattisse, who made collages with a technique he called “painting with scissors”. He would cut and tear pieces of brightly coloured paper and arrange them on large sheets of white paper. One piece he made is called ‘The Snail’. Just look at our fantastic versions of Mattisse’s ‘The Snail’!

We also created our own swirly snails using watercolours. Using a bowl as a template, we painted rings of different watercolours to create a swirly snail shell. Don’t they look brilliant! They look just as swirly (if not more) as real snail shells.

If you haven’t already, why don’t you try and make your own snails at home? We would love to see your own versions of Henri Mattisse’s ‘The Snail’ or our swirly snail shell art.

Minibeasts Everywhere!

We have been really busy in school and at home looking at so many different minibeasts. In school we have created a whole display of all the minibeasts we have been looking at. Our classroom is now full of minibeasts! The display show cases our wiggly worm art, beautiful symmetry butterflies, cocooned caterpillars and busy bees! We also became spiders to weave our own silky webs.  They all look so fantastic! We hope you all enjoy looking at our display. We would love to see what you have been creating at home. You could pick your favourite minibeast from our display and make your own. We would love to see them!