We went on a lovely trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and had a great time looking at all the different sculptures in the park and learning about the different artist that had created them. We visited a chapel with lights inside that were voice activated it was amazing. We had a walk around all the sculptures and then came back to the base for lunch. After that we go to go on a tour of the sculpture park with an artist called POI. She told us about each piece of art and gave us a sketch book to draw some of the sculptures. We were about to answer questions about the materials used and techniques to create them from the knowledge we had gained in our art lessons at school. Poi was impressed with our knowledge. What a super day we had. Take a look at our pictures of the day.
We celebrated Anti Bullying week with wearing odd socks to show we are unique and we are united against bullying. we have completed lots of different activities to celebrate. We discussed the people we can speak to if we feel like we are getting bullied, witness bullying or need advice about it. As a school we all know that we have lots of trusted adults around us to speak to and at Athersley South we promise to 'Make a Noise' against bullying. Take a look at our pictures from the day of our children across school.
In art this week we have had lots of fun manipulating clay to make a dragon eye. We were able to use the skills that we have been learning in art to bring our designs to life. We used a special cutter to create our dragon eye shape base and then carefully looked at our designs to then recreate this in clay. We learnt how to score the clay that we wanted to attach to the base and use water to help us to smooth the clay down to give it a nice finish. We used tools to help us create markings and cut out shapes to add to to our designs. We were able to add details such as a crest and scales using these techniques. We are really proud of how they have turned out and can't wait to paint them and add in the dragon eye!
Aayla has had some fantastic success at her gymnastics competition. She has won a medal in every colour and as well as gaining 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in different aspects of gymnastics she has also gained 2 4th ribbons to go with her collection! How fab is that?
Well done Aayla. What an achievement and all in ONE weekend. I am tired just thinking about it.
Keep up the hard work Aayla, we are all proud of you in class 4!
It has been a very busy week for us. We have visited Worsborough Mill, had a visit from a Roman and the HSBC bank all in one week!
we all had such a fantastic time on our visit to the Mill. we learnt about how flour was made and watched the mill in operation. We also were about to do some activities such as growing our own wheat and looking at wheat grains under a microscope. We then went on a lovely walk around the park and has such a fantastic time.
On Wednesday we had a Roman Day and had a special Visit from Ron the Roman. He came to talk to us about what life was like in Roman times and how to be a Roman soldier. We looked at a range of artefacts and Ron answered all our questions. After that, we played games that the Romans would have played and sketched some of the Roman artefacts. It was so cool!
On Thursday we has a visit from the HSBC bank. As part of our PSHCE topic My Money. They helped us to understand household bills and the cost of living. It was very interesting and we now have a clearer understanding of where we get money from, how to use it and how to save it.
Take a look at all the fun we have had this week!
In class 4 we have been rather busy making and eating in our DT sessions. We have learnt about various fruits and vegetables, and when, where and why they are grown in different seasons and the relationship between colour and health benefits. Take a look at what we have created.
In Class 4 we have designed and made a pavilion in DT for an animal to live in. First we mapped out the design we made onto card and designated areas for the animals to live in. Then we got to work on the sides of the pavilion sticking together lollypop sticks. We tried different ways to stick these together and then used the glue gun to make the frame stick securely. For each of the three sides, we made different designs using different techniques such as paper folding, cutting shapes, weaving and using art straws and match sticks for detail. We later assembled our pavilions and added a roof for the enclosure to finish these off.
Take a look at our designs, we worked really hard on these in Spring term.
Wonderful reading from these super stars. We really enjoyed learning this famous Christmas poem by Clement Clark Moore which was written in 1882 but is still enjoyed by so many today.
Today has been Odd Socks Day. Odd socks symbolise that we are all different and that children should be themselves, accepting of one another and celebrate difference. The day is meant to remind us to think about our words before we say them and their effects on others. Children in class have have come in all kinds of socks to help us remember we are all unique. We have discuss anti- bullying and how bullying can affect people. Children in Class 4 were all able to identify adults they could talk to if they felt they were being bullied and what is classed as bullying behaviour. We will continue with this work over the course of the week.
Thank you all for wearing such cool sock combinations today!😊
In class 4 Mrs Taylor has been sharing her love of reading with everyone! Each week a child has been taking home the reading bear and a bundle of goodies to enjoy when enjoying a good book at home with our loved ones. They then add to our reading journey sharing our favourite parts of the story and telling the class all about it! Everyone can't wait for their turn.