What an exciting week we have had in Northern Ireland class! We started our week with an educational visit to Whitley Bay beach and had the most wonderful time. The children participated in a range of beach school activities based on the story “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”; this is the story we are currently learning in English.
We began by making the Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch with the natural materials that we found on the beach. Then, we used binoculars to try and spot some of the things that can found in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch; such as seagulls and a lighthouse. The children loved having the opportunity to use binoculars on the beach. After a delicious, if not slightly sandy lunch, the children moved onto their next beach school activity; building a lighthouse out of sand! Again, the children LOVED the activity and enjoyed being creative, some children even decorated their lighthouses using shells and seaweed. For our final activity we had to move onto the grass as the tide began to come in; the children did a drama activity imagining they were the three pesky seagulls from the story who steal Mr Grinling’s lunch! We had a fantastic day, from start to finish. The children were a pleasure to take on the trip and it was wonderful to see the children have such an enjoyable time on the beach.
The excitement of the week continued on Friday as we had our annual “Rainbow Fun Run” at school. The children came dressed in the brightest, boldest clothes possible ready to complete the rainbow run! The children of Northern Ireland class absolutely loved taking part in the fun run and the support that they showed to one another was amazing. The children cheered one another on and celebrated everyone has they passed through the rainbow balloon arch. We were then very kindly rewarded with a sticker and an ice lolly to help us cool down.
We’ve had such an exciting week and the children have been absolute super stars. I’m so proud to be their teacher and see them embrace every opportunity with a smile and a positive attitude. Well done Northern Ireland class!
Miss Kenyon x
Friday 10th June
We had a great art lesson this week learning about Pop artist “Andy Warhol”. We spent time learning about Andy Warhol and his life, then we studied some of his most famous pieces of art and shared our opinions on his work. The children agreed that they loved the bright, popping colours that he used in his work. After spending time studying Warhol, we felt inspired to have a go at creating our own versions of his famous "Campbell’s soup can" using coloured pencils. The children focused on colouring within the lines, not scribbling and using contrasting colours.
The boys and girls in Northern Ireland class did a wonderful job and are I know they are very excited to continue with our Pop Art project in the coming weeks. Well done artists!
Miss Kenyon x