This afternoon we enjoyed sharing our World awareness week experiences with each other. All of the children visited the other classes and got to see what they had been learning about.
Gastrells hosted another super writing workshop today, this time lead by writer Marcus Alexander. Ten schools came to visit to find out about Marcus’s books and writing style, and found that not all writers spend their days sat at a computer…
As an athlete, cage fighter and free-runner, Marcus helped to expel the stereotypes about what authors look and sound like. The children enjoyed hearing about his travels and some of the unusual things he has eaten around the world!
The Children in Ospreys welcomed Gloucestershire Fire Service in to Gastrells this morning. They enjoyed learning about how the equipment used to fight fires today is very different to that of a long time ago. The children even taught the fire fighters a thing or two about the famous ‘The Great Fire of London’.
Here they are in action
The Peregrines have been inspired by Quentin Blake’s book, All Join In. We we specially liked Ferdinand’s chocolate fudge banana cake, and so we decided to make one of our own.
The children had to ‘all join in’ to read the recipe, crush, mix, whisk, spread and slice to create our own version of the pudding.
Then we all joined in to eat it!
The Infant Art Club have been learning about wax resist this week. The children drew fish, seaweed and wave shapes using wax crayons before painting over their picture with watercolour paints. We found that the paint would not stick to the crayon, so their wax markings showed up through the painted water.