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Summer Term 2018/19
Eco club news
Eco club have been running for passed 6 weeks after school and have been looking into problem areas around the school. They have come up with an Eco and litter picking rota to help promote recycling in all classrooms, rooms used by staff and at home.
We are very proud of their efforts and they have successfully managed to:
Litter pick the school grounds, supply each classroom and staff rooms with an Eco bins (collected daily by Eco club and volunteers), stuck visual reminders up to turn off the taps, lights when not in use and use on paper towel challenge to reduce waste.
It has been lovely to see pupils interested in recycling, making a conscious effort to reduce, reuse and recycle in school and at home.
We have some top tips that we can all do at school and at home.
1) REUSE a Tupperware pot for your healthy playtime snack and packed lunch and food items INSTEAD of a plastic food bag or cling film (Reducing waste that goes to landfill)
2) REUSE a water bottle instead of buying "single use plastic bottles" that sometimes end up in landfill or the ocean!
3) RECYCLE plastic bags at local supermarkets or take your own "Bag for life" on your next shopping trip
4) REDUCE paper and card by using scrap paper, greeting cards and cereal boxes
5) Check packaging logos on all packaging to prevent waste going into the wrong bins
If you feel you may need more support with recycling in your class or at home then place a suggestion or comments in the the ECO box, placed under the ECO board located outside Cedar class.
Recycling facts and information
Carrier bag drop off locations - add your postcode
Scrap booking club
We have had some great pages made from trains to mermaids. Children have brought in their family photos and also shared resources with each other. We have made pop-up fathers day cards and children have been sketching and using water colours to make stunning art for their books. We recently walked around and had an open book gallery where we made a star and a wish for their scrap book pieces.
Spring Term 2018/19
The children used a pre-drawn squared page that they coloured using contrasting colours to make a beautiful tree picture using felt tip pens, coloured pencils and water colour paints. We also drew around circles and used water colours to make planet and bubble art !
The children also produced their own marble ink pattern by dropping ink onto a tray of water followed by placing a piece of paper over the top. They loved their designs and are looking forward to seeing them transform into desk organisers and bookmarks with a thread tassel.
We have also made realistic butterflies from a magazine page and fun festival masks, using feathers and jewels.
Next week we are making wax and paint pictures, more origami animals and valentine cards.
The speed stackers are learning how to stack 3-3-3, 3-6-3, 1-10-1 and the full cycle in preparation for the tournament on 1st March 2019. We hope to gain speed and accuracy over the next few weeks and look forward to competing with other school that love stacking as much as we do!
Autumn Term 2018/19
Week 1 the children watched stop animation videos so that they could see how stop animation worked. They then brain stormed and used a story board to come up with a few ideas of their own.
Week 2 the children got to use the app on the stop animation app on the iPad and after some careful setting up on tripods the children were filming their little animated movies. They soon realised how long and it was going to take to make a 2 - 4 minute movie. The children used a lot of materials as well as toys, glitter, teddies, printed characters and props.
Week 1 the children rotated around 5 tables which was set uo with Christmas crafts for all abilities. We managed to make heart baubles, coloured in some festive colouring pages, cut and stick character boxes and origami Christmas characters. We was beginning to feel a little more festive!
Week 2 the children managed to make 3D wreaths, Christmas crackers filled with a chocolate bar and a joke, coloured in paper chains, decorated a 3D Christmas tree as lots lots more!
Next week we will be making elf and father Christmas paper plate faces and 3D stand up cards!
Miss Murphy, Mrs Marshall and Mrs O'Neill would like to thank the children for a lovely 6 weeks of creativity, independence, motivation and it was lovely to hear positive comments from the children and parents.
See you at Christmas Club and stop motion club next week.
Cooking Club Wk 5/6
Last week the children put together red pepper and onion fritters and sweetcorn fritters. they made a batter and we fried them in a frying pan. They were nice dipped in the natural yogurt and sweet chilli dip!
On our final session we will be making Unicorn biscuits - edged in icing and sprinkles. The swirl in the biscuit looks very pretty and should taste yummy too!
Craft Club Wk 5/6
We have been creating beautiful autumn trees pictures using bubble wrap printing, hedgehog origami, heart shapes to make a fox face with curly whiskers, pop-up rabbit face and we also collected leaves to make a wreath and lots lots more!
Cooking Club 1.11.18
The children cored, peeled and chopped delicious apples (donated by Mrs Baker) into cubes and topped the apple crumble with buttery oaty topping. We even managed a custard to top the crumble.
Next week is savoury week - we may make cheese scones or poppy seed and sun-dried tomato biscuits
The week after will be our last cookery club - we will be making unicorn biscuits which will be presented in a unicorn/bespoke box.
Look out for NEW CLUBS coming soon!!
Craft Club 29.10.18
This week we have been creative with straws which we dipped into paint to create firework picture. We then sprinkled them with glitter which brought them to life! We also made tissue paper fire art work, 3D rockets and lots of themed colouring.
Cooking Club 18.10.18
We made cinnamon sugar puff pastry pin wheels, sun-dried tomato and cheese pin wheels which were placed in a paper plate basket and beef stock dog treats displayed in a dog kennel.
The melting cheese aromas coming from the oven smelt delicious!
We have had great feedback from parents to say that their child loves cooking club as she eats things that she wouldn't normally eat! The samosas and quiches were a hit and could they have the recipe!
Halloween Crafts were a hit this week. The messy table theme was 'BONES' where we used white art straws and black paper to create a skeleton, and they looked fab. They also designed their own paper pumpkin, cut out a pumpkin cube net and added scary eyes and mouth and finally monster bookmarks and colouring pages.
The children shared some lovely comments with the staff over the passed few weeks
'Craft club is the best and I love it......'
'Thank you for letting us make great things'
Cooking Club 11.10.18
Cooking club children have been baking some yummy treats over the past 2 weeks.
Children made delicious cupcakes with a twist. Sponge mixture was baked in ice-cream wafer cones instead of paper cases and they looked just like ice-creams! The children especially loved adding the buttercream, sprinkles and of course a chocolate flake!
Week 2 was savoury week where we made vegetable samosas and used tortilla wraps folded in pockets as the pastry. They were accompanied by a fresh yogurt and cucumber dip. We also made tortilla wrap mini cheese quiches, which were perfect bite size.
Next week we are making puff pastry pesto pin wheels, chocolate pin wheels and dog treats with a fun dog kennel box.
Craft Club 1.10.18
Today years 2, 3 and 4 had an arts and crafts session where they got to rotate onto each table that had a planned art activity for all ages and abilities.
Children enjoyed making pop up turtles, messy string art creations (some of which transformed into doves, butterflies and volcanoes), colouring bookmarks which later will be laminated and finally circle art which when painted with water colours looked incredible as they became planets!