Winter Art Day

Today was our Winter themed Art Day. Everyone in the school produced some artwork with a Winter weather theme.

In year 1 we made snowy landscape paintings and displayed them behind window frames.

We used different techniques to create our scenes; first we brushed on long brushstroke trees, then we used cotton buds to add small snowflakes on the branches, finally we dipped our fingers in the paint to make the snow on the ground and in the sky. When the paint was dry we made a frame using black paper.

We think they look really effective!

Important letters

A few weeks ago we wrote some very special letters and sent them to Santa’s Grotto in the North Pole. This week we each received a reply from Santa himself. We all got a card with a message and a fun colouring activity. We are being watched in our classrooms by Santa’s ‘Elf Cam’ so he will know if we are all on the nice list!


Engineers of the FUTURE!

What a fabulous science lesson we had in Silverbell last week when we built bridges made from different materials.

Firstly the children had to make a prediction which material would build the strongest bridge.  The materials that Miss Webster prepared were paper, plastic, cardboard, wood and spaghetti.  The majority of the children thought that wood would be the strongest and hold the most weight.  Along with the material the children could only use one fixing material choosing from elastic bands, masking tape, sellotape or blu-tac.

The children had to show lots of the school values as they worked together as a team by showing respect as they listened to each others ideas.  They also showed lots of resilience and aspiration when one idea didn’t quite work and they had to try to make it better.  You can tell from their finished bridges that they were very passionate about their project and how proud they were over the completed model.

Which bridge do you think was the strongest?