Tuesday 6th February 2018
As the snow fell gently from the grey sky over St Andrew’s school our Year 1 and Year 2 pupils eagerly awaited their day of enrichment.
How wonderful that the snow joined in! All children were extremely excited to be mixing the Year 1 and Year 2 classes and having an opportunity to work with a different teacher.
We were delighted to welcome Jane Glynn (a local artist) who used the outdoor environment to inspire art around a winter’s theme for all of our pupils. Jane carefully questioned pupils about their observations of winter in the outdoor environment and pupils expressed their ideas about the colours that they felt represented winter. They then transferred these ideas to create clothes using different materials for a manikin. They gave justifications for the colours that they chose and really enjoyed sharing their own work and commenting on the works of others.
In addition to this, children took part in Haiku poetry writing. Again, they used first hand experiences of winter outside and magpied ideas from songs about winter e.g. In the Bleak Midwinter to create their own. They particularly developed their use of descriptive vocabulary such as adjectives, adverbs and similes.
Here are a few photos from the day.