CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Buzzards looked amazing today as they helped raise money for the charity - 'SAVE THE CHILDREN'. It has made us all feel very festive as we look forward to quickly approaching holidays
A couple of reminders:
BUSY WEEK FOR BUZZARDS
Buzzards have had a wonderful week. Due to my illness last week, it meant our parent assembly was cancelled and rearranged for this week.
In one afternoon and only two rehearsals, Buzzards managed to pull off a fab assembly. Every child read loudly and clearly and presented a taste of what we have been up to.
Thank you to all parents who came! It was very much appreciated!
THE FIRST DRAWING
In class, we have been looking at the First Drawing. It is a beautiful story is a about a young child who was born before the invention of drawing, more than thirty thousand years ago.
That child lives with their whole family in a cave and see woolly mammoths walk by! The boy sees images of animals hidden in the shapes of clouds and rocks. He is desperate to share these pictures with his family, but doesn't know how...
We have made predictions, inferred about characters, written in the role of these characters and have also acted in the role of these characters.
The Year 2s had a wonderful practical time playing games and designing their own Maths games.
This term we have been looking at Forces and Magnets. We have spent a large amount of time looking at what a force is. We have looked at pushes, pulls and friction. We have investigated how friction works on different surfaces using a toy car. Recently, we have looked at how different materials respond to different forces.
TRIP TO AVEBURY
Pupils were lucky enough to go to the AMAZING World Heritage Site - Avebury. The Avebury stones dominate the landscape. We were also lucky enough to have some wonderful guided tours.
We found out that a skeleton was found there. We listened to what was found there and had to guess what had happened to the stones.
We also had a go at trying to push over a stone! Nobody had any luck - not even when the class worked together.
It was a pleasure taking Buzzards out for the dayband having them represent Thrupp School in such a wonderful way.
Stonehenges in Nature
Pupils spent time as part of their Forest School making these stunning natural Stonehenges.
Pupils in Buzzards class should feel very proud of their creativity!
STONE AGE ART
Buzzards spent time creating these wonderful pieces of artwork. They used charcoal and graphite pencils to draw these amazing Stone Age animals.
POSSIBLE WEEKEND ACTIVITY?
Belas Knapp is a STONE AGE Neolithic tomb found on Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham and Winchcombe.
Belas Knapp is on the Cotswold Way National Trail and is a great place to explore or to enjoy a picnic. Belas Knap is one of four Gloucestershire long barrows.
It could be somewhere parents and pupils could visit if you fancy a mini Stone Age adventure!
Address: Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5AL
DRAMA FREEZE FRAME
In class, pupils have been looking at the amazing story of the Stone Age Boy. We have been using this as a source for writing. As well as that, we have been using as a start for our drama.
Here pupils tried to Freeze Frame key scenes from the book whilst the rest of the class watched and tried to guess the part of the story that was being depicted!
Buzzards pupils are having the wonderful opportunity to do Forest School this half term. We are doing it every Tuesday afternoon. These sessions are led by the talented Carrie Roet.
Pupils are learning about their environment in a creative an imaginative way as well as developing a range of skills.
REACH FOR THE STARS!
Pupils in Buzzards class have been working hard to create this wonderful shared artwork. I hope they are inspired by the message!
STARTING OUR TOPIC
In class, we have been thinking about the Stone Age. Pupils have been CURIOUS as they ask questions about our topic.
What would they like to know?
What do they already know?
We have already had a very curious pupil who went home to research the Stone Age after our very first day!
What a great attitude to learning!