In Art we have been looking at the difference between Victorian and modern portraiture. We have been learning about composition, tone and how to draw features of a face in the correct position and proportion. Some stunning self-portraits have been produced using charcoal and chalk blended to echo the sepia effect of Victorian portraits.
Years 2 – 6 finished off another busy week with a trip to the Buckfast Abbey Children’s Literacy Festival. We had workshops with authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators. We made up stories about everything from flying pigs to missing bagpipes! It was a lovely day in the very beautiful grounds of Buckfast Abbey and a fabulous time was had by all! It was a lovely way to round up this year’s work on the importance of reading for pleasure.
Thank you to Mrs Nosworthy and Mrs Clements for accompanying us.
Class 1 enjoyed a lovely sunny morning up at our forest school site. This week involved us changing the Pirate ship to a Circus Boat!! The children landed in Port and we had a go at juggling with our scarves. Some of the children were able to make the scarf disappear into thin air and then magically reappear. We then had a go at improving our hula hooping skills. Some of the children have really improved at this. The children showed some great team work on the ski balances working together to balance and move around the field. Then it was back on board the Circus Boat to travel to the next Port.