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Treasure Island Maps

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As part of our ‘Oceans and Seas’ theme the children designed their own Treasure Island maps. They really enjoyed this and each map looked very original and creative.

The children learned about the features of maps, common symbols on maps, directional language and how to use a key to read a map. Afterwards we ripped the maps a little bit and dipped them in tea to make them look old.

Overall a lot of learning and a lot of fun.

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More Houses and Home – City at Night

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As part of our houses and homes theme the children made some beautiful artwork of a city at night. The paintings are done using a collage technique but with a background influenced by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

I got the idea from a wonderful website called Deep Space Sparkle which has many amazing ideas for arts and crafts.

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Houses and Homes

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Our topic this term is ‘Houses and Homes.’ The children are learning about all the different types of homes in their own locality and also about the various types of homes around the world. They have also been learning that houses fulfil people’s needs for shelter, water, warmth, somewhere to eat, comfort and personal space. Here are some of the activities we have done so far, although we won’t be finished the topic for another two weeks.

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Dinosaur Art

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As part of our dinosaur theme the children made these beautiful dinosaur drawings. They used black chalk pastel to draw the outline of the dinosaur and coloured chalk pastel for the dinosaur and the background. I encouraged them to design their dinosaur in any way they wanted and to use one colour for the ground and one colour for the sky.

The results were excellent as you can see . . .

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Dinosaurs

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Our theme for the past few weeks has been dinosaurs. The children have engaged in a lot of learning as well as a lot of fun. They have gained an awareness of the wider world around them and compared what the planet looked like at the time of dinosaurs compared with now. This topic integrated into literacy, art and design and technology and it was a topic that the children thoroughly enjoyed.

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