Friday was a day for celebration and a sad day for Mandela Class. It was our class Christmas Party, where we got into groups and organised our own themed tables with lots of food to share in our groups and games to play with the whole class. But it was also a time to say goodbye to our awesome TA Mrs Barrell who is leaving us. However we know she cannot keep away for long as she has promised to keep popping in regularly and help out with SATs and our end of year production. Goodbye Mrs Barrell! We will all miss you very much x
We had a very successful afternoon in Mandela, selling lots of things we made ourselves: cork reindeers and peg reindeers to hang on the tree, cakes and biscuits, snowglobe calendars (with us trapped inside) and Christmas cards. We also had activities: decorate your own bauble and pop the balloon lucky dip. Hopefully we made lots of money, but more importantly we had fun making everything! We hope to buy some tablets for our classroom 😀 We made £150!!!
Today we started our Art topic on 3D art. Firstly we looked at the work of Henry Moore and in particular his reclining sculptures. Mrs Barrell (always a good sport) volunteered to pose for us to sketch, reclining on a table. Then we had a go at pinching, pulling and stroking the clay to make abstract figures. We plan to spray them bronze as Henry Moore's work is often cast in bronze.
Then we began work on creating our own Viking clay amulets. Looking at different examples and collecting ideas in our sketchbooks and then designing our own. We are planning to paint our amulets once they have dried out.
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).