During British Values Week, we learnt about Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. We really enjoyed making Wesak lanterns to celebrate the birth of Buddha and Tibetan Prayer flags. The whole school each wrote a prayer for the world on a flag and they have been hung up so the the prayers can be carried away on the wind. The children were also surprisingly good at Meditation!
We found out about Mary Anning and her interest in fossils. We then made our own "fossils".
We have been learning about the different structures of dinosaurs. We studied the Stegosaurus skeleton and each made a different bone. We then "excavated" the bones and reconstructed the Stegosaurus!
We have been experimenting with bubble wrap to give our dinosaur paintings different textures.
The children have been using their computing skills to program the dino bee-bots to reach the ammonite before the T-Rex can catch them!
This week we found out about Guy Fawkes and made our own firework creations using a range of different skills and materials.
As part of our topic this half term "Light and Dark", Diamond class found out all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. We each made our own diva lamp to take home.
Diamond Class have been learning how to mix paints to create different colours. We then created our own paintings in the style of Mondrian. We have also used mirrors to help us draw a picture of ourselves.
Diamond Class were very lucky to have a visit from Mr Jones who told us all about life in Dominase, Africa. We even got to try on some African clothes.
We went on a walk around Buriton village to help us learn about our local environment.
As part of our topic "Ourselves and Our World", we made mud tree self-portraits.
Our new Reception children have all settled in really well.
This week Diamond Class went on a school trip to Dell Quay. In the morning we made crab homes, hunted for natural "treasure" and made beach sticky pictures. After lunch we then went pond dipping and found creatures hidden under logs and in the long grasses. It was a fantastic day with fantastic weather!
Computing lessons with Mr Brown Spring 2017
Today Diamond Class have been feeling very festive! We have finished our Christmas cards and really enjoyed our Christmas party. We even had a very special visitor....
This week we have been learning about the work of the artist Ted Harrison. We have looked at his paintings and the Year 1 children used his work as an inspiration for their own masterpieces!
Diamond Class would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us at our cake sale. We managed to raise an amazing £101. This has enabled us to adopt a polar bear and we are now also hoping to adopt a snow leopard at Marwell Zoo. We will keep you updated...
We would also like to thank Miss Slack who very kindly made Diamond Class a fantastic polar bear cake to celebrate!
Today Diamond class had some very exciting visitors! Mrs Shanks came into school to talk about her role as a vet. She brought Bess the dog with her and the children really enjoyed learning all about being a vet and even got to use a stethoscope to listen to Bess's heart.
British Values Week
What a fantastic week we have had! Look below to find out more!
We visited the local Church and found out all about Christianity!
We went to the Town Hall and even met the Mayor!
We have been drawing self portraits and thinking about what we are good at. It's great to celebrate our individuality!
We were inspired by the stained glass windows in the Church so we created our own! They're beautiful, especially when the sun shines through them!
Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.