Almost year 6's last ever Forest School Session.
They planted tree seeds for their buddies - the idea being that the seeds will be germinated and growing before the end of the year, when year 6 will hand them on to their buddies in YR, who will then nurture them throughout their time at Goudhurst and Kilndown; planting out when large enough.
'Poetree' was composed, practised and performed. Friendship and teamwork was a key theme to today's sessions.
Leon and Jack were noticed especially for all their hard work in composing, practising and performing their poem as well as finding and transporting LARGE pieces of timber for cutting for the fire. Well done boys!
Look at the year 6 gallery for more photos, and watch this space for a video of their poetry.
This is the first time that snow has closed us down at Forest School. How disappointing. However, Buzzard took Noah for a walk down beside 'our' wood and took these photos. It looks just beautiful.
Tawny Owl had planned to make ice and snow sculptures with Hippos and Lions this week - alas it was not meant to be, but here are some photos of the examples she made. Can you see what she used?
Perhaps if this cold weather continues, you could have a go? It is a good use of recycled plastic pots of various shapes/sizes. If I was to repeat the activity, I would make them shallower to allow the light to shine through - although it was very grey and threatening morew when they were photographed.
The tracks in the snow are a pheasant and possibly a badger which has walked across Tawny Owl's garden.
we have been looking at the works of Georges Seurat and have done lots of artwork relating to pointillism. The children have created beautiful pictures for their homework, and this week we used pointillism for shading, we practiced first, then painted apples using this technique.
With a wind chill below freezing point, Year 6 braved the elements to conduct a field trip of the coast around Whitstable - a first for Goudhurst & Kilndown. We investigated coastal erosion (spits, longshore drift, groynes etc), visited a working fishing harbour and had a superb visit around the RNLI station; all polished off with a portion of chips. We even saw example of sustainable energy (from our Science last term) - the North Kent Wind Farm!
Please see the stunning photos from Mrs Chapman in our gallery.
We have had a fantastic time this week in Kudu class. The children had a go at sewing and they really enjoyed it. It’s definately something we will be doing again - there was such a lovely atmosphere and we had a lot of very proud children. The puppets will be finished on Wednesday during our theme day so watch this space (or blog) for more photos next week - or better still, pop in and have a look.
This week we have been looking at warm and cool colours. We used tissue paper to collage in warm colours (red, yellow, orange) and then used chalk pastels in cool colours (blues and greens).
The two pieces will be put together to make beautiful masterpieces next week.
Well done to everyone involved in our end of KS2 production. The clue is definitely in the name, it was truly an AMAZING production. It was hilariously funny, the children spoke and acted confidently, the costumes, scenery and props were fantastic, the dancing had such energy and the singing simply raised the roof.
Thank you particularly to Mrs Mileham for being such a good sport leading the encore wearing her PANTS!
Parents and family members then visited the school in the afternoon to celebrate all that the children have achieved throughout the year. I felt very proud, there was a real buzz in the school, a sense of community and a feeling of success! It was also wonderful to see so many people, the school looked amazing thank you to all the staff and children for their hard work and thank you to you for your interest and support.