Exploring Habitats at Wicken Fen - April 2015
As a fantastic way to begin the new term and on a lovely sunny day too, KS1 visited Wicken Fen to explore the different habitats of the animals and plants there.
They spent the day looking at plants growing on different soil types and counting numbers of each in a fixed area grid (or quadrat). Pond dipping is always an absorbing activity which was greatly enjoyed by all. There was a hunt for minibeasts, and the children hunted for "prey" made more challenging by looking through glasses which mimic the compound eyes of a dragonfly predator. Not so easy! Did you know that centipedes have one pair of legs on each body segment while millipedes have two? Demonstrated memorably by our pupils as you can see.
Two legs per segment = centipede
4 legs per segment = millipede (thanks to Y2 for demonstrating)
Class 1 Make Owls with Curwen Print - March 2015
Children in Classes 1 and 2 had a real art treat on 25th February when Curwen Print came to the school. Curwen Print are a professional printmaking organisation based at Chilford Hall. They came with all the equipment including inks, rollers and heavy presses for the children to make their own colourful prints. The theme of Owls was chosen by Class 1 to follow on from their recent work looking at birds. Here are some photos of the printing work in progress and you can also see a display of finished work in the school hall. Many thanks to Curwen Print and to our dedicated adult helpers too.
Listening to the explanation of what to do
Using textured objects to press onto the design to make a pattern.
Choosing a colour and rolling the ink onto the design.