Bugs and beasties!

Bugs and beasties!

Yesterday we had a great time in science looking for mini-beasts. We learnt about invertebrates and how they do not have an internal skeleton. We then went outside to hunt for some using our specialist equipment, a white sheet! We put the sheet under a bush and shook it to see what would fall out.

We found many different types of spiders, shield bugs and beetles. We made sure that we returned the creatures to their home once we had finished observing them.

   
    
   

Castle adventures

Castle adventures

We had a great trip to Dover Castle to introduce our topic ‘Castles.’  Thank you to Mr Morris for your expertise and to all our lovely parents for accompanying us.

King, queen, knight or servant – who would you rather be, and why? 

READ ABOUT OUR EXCITING NEW ‘EXHIBITION SPACE’

READ ABOUT OUR EXCITING NEW ‘EXHIBITION SPACE’

Our new Sandgate Primary Art Exhibition Space is up in the main corridor, leading off from the School Reception area and it looks amazing already! The idea of the ‘space’ is to celebrate a range of the finished art that children have enjoyed taking part in around the school from Foundation stage to Year 6.  We will be regularly updating this area and displaying new new art work; including ceramics, sewing, sculpture, felt art, drawings, paintings, etchings  and other inspiring creations.

Each child whose 2D works have been chosen has written a little about the drawings and paintings they have produced, describing what inspired them, which artist influenced their work and what skills they were developing and so on. These descriptions have been typed up and are displayed next to each art work.

We know you will enjoy viewing these. With Parents’ evenings approaching, this is an ideal for time for you to enjoy viewing this sample of the wonderfully imaginative work the children have recently created. We congratulate the children whose works have been chosen for the first exhibition:

Isaac (Armadillos), Scarlett (Wolves), Niamh (Meerkats), Tom (Monkeys), Ryan  (Wolves), Ethan (Armadillos), Nyla (Giraffes),

Theo (Armadillos), Molly (Koalas), Eve (Kangaroos), Peter (Giraffes), Ali (Armadillos), Issi (Armadillos), Victoria (Rhinos),

Garrett (Rhinos), Elliot (Wolves), Alannah (Wolves), Praveen (Meerkats), Juliet (Monkeys), Amelia (Monkeys).


A couple of examples of what our resident artists have said about the inspirations for their art pieces:

‘I used shading, smudging and observation skills. I was inspired by WW2 and we used charcoal because of the black out.’(Isaac) 

‘It was really difficult to make a white piece of paper so dark, it took a lot of hard work.  It took a lot of patience to make my picture in the style used by Paul Nash.’  (Alannah)