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The Heatherlands Way
Around the World in 30 days ...last stop Brazil!
Year 1 have been 'virtually' travelling around the world this half term. Our last stop was Brazil and Giovani came in to teach the children Capoeira, which is a Brazilian sport. It is like fight, a dance and judo all in one. We had great fun learning some of the techniques and Giovani was very impressed with our moves.
Marcie said she enjoyed dancing with the bottles, when we had to bang them together in time with the drums. Rory enjoyed playing the drums, banging to the beat!
Check out the facebook page Capoeira 4 Kids for more information. We are hoping to offer Capoeira as an after school club in the future so please watch this space...
Year 1 were lucky enough to have the visiting Drama group 'State of Play Arts' work on our smuggler topic yesterday. They were shown some short scenes to show what life was like in Dorset back in the 1800s and were invited to join a gang of local smugglers; the infamous Isaac Gulliver helped us collect some tea and rum before we had to escape from 'The Gobblers'!(customs officers).
As ever, the children were great ambassadors for the school and demonstrated The Heatherlands Way at all times, whilst also amazing Tony and Sharon with their incredible knowledge of local history!
Please make sure you ask the children about their experience and look out for their writing, which will recount the life of their character that day!"
Year 1 have been reading the book 'Where The Wild Things Are' this half-term and wrote their own invitations for a wild rumpus.
Today we decorated 'wild' biscuits' and made crowns and masks in preparation for our rumpus.
"And now," cried Mr Arrowsmith, "let the wild rumpus start!"
The children roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.
"Now stop!" Mr Arrowsmith said and our little wild things sailed back to class and found their lunch waiting for them.
During Arts week in Yr1 we explored our senses and creating art through nature.
We went on walk on the nature trail collecting different autumn treasures, looking at colours and exploring textures with bark rubbings. We used our Autumn leaves to print some lovely leaf mandalas using autumnal colours. We created some lovely mixed media autumnal art work by creating our background and treat with paint and adding texture using tissue paper. We created our own tactile clay tiles using a range of clay tools, techniques and autumn treasures to imprint and create textures. We were very proud of our work.
What a week year 1 have had! At the start of the week we had a visitior to talk about some of the toys and games they played with when they were little. They were different to ours today - it had no batteries and we couldn't play it on the internet!
Then, after our science test to find the most waterproof material, we made a coat for our teddies to keep it dry in this horrible weather!
To end the week we quietly sketched some of our toys. We were looking at creating light and dark lines with our pencil and observed our toys carefully.
Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to the last couple of weeks of this half term!