Sunday, 24 April 2016

Rousseau paintings

This week the children have concluded their art topic on Rousseau by creating some wonderful paintings inspired by his works of art. They used a variety of media (oil pastels, chalks and paints) to create detailed rainforest paintings, mixing different shades and tones to try and recreate the wonderful rainforest landscapes that Rousseau achieved in his paintings.

Next week, the children will begin their new art topic looking at mosaics, which will tie in with our history unit for the term. We will also begin our next English unit looking at mystery novels, which i'm sure the children will thoroughly enjoy! They have been working very hard learning the words to the songs in our production - you may have heard some of these as they have been practising them for their homework. Just a reminder that the dates of the production can be found on the newsletter.

Mrs O'Brien and all the year 3 teachers are very much looking forward to seeing the children making their First Holy Communion over the coming weeks. I'm sure they are getting very excited!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Veralamium Trip

We had a wonderful time at Verulamium on Thursday. The children enjoyed themselves and impressed the museum staff by how engaged and interested they were during our artefact handling session. Thankfully the weather was kind to us and we enjoyed our walk over to the hypocaust and Roman wall in the afternoon. A special thank you to Mrs Miles, Mrs Tate and Mrs Bramall for giving up their time and helping on the trip. Here are a few photos from our workshop:

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Romans

Wow! What a start to the summer term!

The children arrived today with the most amazing projects that they made over the Easter break. We have  started to present the power points, posters, models and mosaics about "The Romans" and they are extremely interesting and the children have spoken informatively.  We are all excited about the forthcoming trip to Verulamium which should be fascinating.  There is so much to see in St Albans that is related to the Romans and if you are driving along Watling Street please tell the children that the original road was built by the Romans!