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It has been an other busy and successful couple of weeks in Birch class.

It has been an other busy and successful couple of weeks in Birch class. We have been getting really creative as art of our Gallery Rebels project and have been learning more about the Expressionist art  movement. Alongside our Giacometti sculptures we have now created two different pieces of artwork in the style of Kandinsky. One using geometric shapes and one inspired by Expressionist music. Kandinsky often used to listen to the music of Wagner while he painted so we used music as inspiration for some experimental colour collages. After using oil pastels to create bold patterns we painted over our creations with black paint and scraped areas away to reveal the vibrant colour beneath. The effects were really interesting and unique and you can see the process in action in the photos attached.


In addition, we have continued reading Kensuke's kingdom and have used the events in the story as inspiration to write two very different diary entries from the point of view of the two main characters - Michael and Kensuke. The results have been excellent with the children really understanding the characters' differing feelings and emotions.


In maths we have been continuing to deepen our understanding of fractions and have been adding, subtracting and multiplying them. We are moving onto dividing them and finding fractions of amounts next week in readiness for our next round of assessments.


Finally, we had some excellent news last Friday when we won class of the week for the second time this year (you can see Eliz giving the trophy a good hug in the photos). Birch earned this prize by lining up and moving round the school sensibly, excellent behaviour and singing in assembly and great effort in all areas of school life. We enjoyed our extra break last week and will fight hard to retain the trophy this week!


Have a great couple of weeks,


Mr Sykes & Birch Class