Inspired by the yellow spotted lizard in the novel ‘Holes’, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles will be creating their own fictional lizards using modelling clay. The Y6 Art Champions had a go first – aren’t they amazing?
The Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles are loving our Novel Study based around the amazing ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
Towards the end of term, we will be holding an American Party featuring food from the USA. Last week, the children made and sampled a delicious vegan jambalaya.
A huge well done to all the brave parents who tried out our Escape from Boggle Hole Escape Room. We think you will agree that it was a tough challenge; the children loved creating the puzzles and were very impressed with your problem solving skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed their role as Games Masters too . Thank you so much for the incredibly positive comments on our feedback forms. We will share some of these with you soon.
Here are the first few photos – more to come …
The Y5s and Y6s had a fantastic time in Sheffield!
Every child visited ‘Escape Sheffield’, experiencing either the ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ room or ‘221b Baker Street’. The adults were so impressed with the children’s resilience, teamwork and problem solving skills. Most importantly, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles picked up plenty of ideas for puzzles for their own escape room, which will be open to family and friends in mid-November. Watch this space …
We enjoyed having our packed lunches in the Peace Gardens and the Winter Gardens.
After visiting Escape Sheffield, we had the opportunity to explore the Graves Art Gallery. Initially, we investigated a fascinating tapestry by Grayson Perry. This shows everything the artist associates with being British. The children had the opportunity to consider the work, thinking about the elements they would have chosen.
Next, they had the chance to look around the rest of the rooms, pausing in front of some of their favourite pieces of art.
At the end of the day, the Y6s were lucky enough to be given a short guided tour around Sheffield Cathedral. This wonderful building is currently displaying a stunning large-scale art installation, ‘Peace Doves’.
Today we have celebrated the European Day of Languages. At Anston Greenlands, we enjoy learning French, therefore it was lovely to see children coming to school dressed in the colours of the French flag to celebrate this special day. We started the morning by eating a selection of croissants, pain au chocolats and brioches, followed by a glass of jus d’orange. Children were also invited to take part in a competition and prizes were awarded for those who came dressed as a French monument or a famous French person. We were blown away by the creativity of some of the entries: it was a very difficult decision to choose the winners!
Over the past few weeks, children have also been learning a new song in French for the day. Please see the videos below.
It has been lovely to hear French being spoken throughout the day all around school; from children in FS2 through to Y6.
Merci beaucoup to all the children; vous êtes fantastique!