As part of creative morning, KS3 pupils have been learning about Chinese New Year. Some of their activities included mask making and storytelling, Chinese calendars, Tai Chi, Chinese writing, dance, music and dragons.
The term started with a fantastic trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Leas Cliff Hall. Pupils in Belize really enjoyed the experience and thought the pantomime was really funny. They especially like the costumes and jokes!
The children in Bahamas class have been working really hard this term, learning all about William Harvey, the Tudors and materials. We’ve been writing to our friends at Smeeth School, and we went to visit them with a picnic. We all agree though that our favourite day was when we all dressed up for World Book Day!
We have begun to study Andy Goldsworthy and how he creates his artwork. We have started to create some of our own interpretations of his style of working with paper leaves and flower petals. All found this to be really exciting as you will see from the pictures. We are looking forward to our next project.
Trinidad class has had lots to enjoy in Terms 3 and 4 – a dance workshop, a cricket experience and weekly swimming, plus lots of learning about the Ancient Egyptians.
The children have been amazed to learn that the Maya invented chocolate, a comprehensive writing system, basketball, a number system and developed a 365 day calendar.
In Panama class we have been looking at colours in our art topic and we have looked at the work of some famous artists who create art using strong colours.
Canada class has been enjoying meeting other pupils from around the new school, a big change from our class’s location in our previous setting. We had fun, especially joining in with World Book Day and experiencing the Chinese New Year parade that went around school.
St Lucia continue to build on their personal and academic successes, and welcome two new pupils to the class.
Our school has a team of hard working ‘Eco Warriors’ who have been helping with recycling, litter picking and making posters.