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Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Wedding Party

Tomorrow is the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This week the reception class have been learning all about weddings. Today the reception class had a big party and the whole school was invited to come! At the party the children talked about what they had learned about weddings, there was sandwiches and biscuits with icing on them that the class had made, and some children even acted out parts of the wedding ceremony. Lets hope Will and Kate's wedding goes as well as our party!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Community Police Visit

This afternoon the Community Police Officers, Anna and Alison, came into the school about considering consequences when we do something silly or wrong.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter prayer flowers

In Y5P, the children made prayer flowers to float on water. It was a very visually powerful way for the children to both write and say their prayers.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Y4C Finished animations

Working on animations

Y4C have been working hard to create their own animations. The class wrote stories and produced storyboards, before working in groups to animate a chosen story. The children had lots of brilliant ideas in how they could bring their stories to life.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Easter Story

The Reception class have been learning about the Easter story. If you would like to see what they have been doing click here.

Year 4/5 Topic Presentation

In their 'Funnybones' topic the children have been learning about parts of the body, writing playscripts for a puppet show, using different materials to make puppets, how the body works and lots of other things.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Yesterday was Cookathon. Each class took it in turns to work with parent helpers, to cook in the school hall. We were also joined by a special guest - The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Colin Smith.

Future4Science Assembly

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Manga animation

Y4C developed Manga characters to create this short animation

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Manga Art

Y4C have been exploring Manga art (Japanese comic book style animation) as part of their animation project. The children enjoyed creating their own Manga characters, producing some fantastic designs.


Y4C have been looking at and made their own Thaumatropes. This early animation was a popular toy in the Victorian times. A disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image.

Friday, 1 April 2011