Sunday, 23 March 2014

Spring has finally sprung!

At last Spring has finally sprung...the flooded fields are slowly drying up, the birds are busy nesting in the garden, crocuses are out and we even have a few tadpoles in the pond, which I'm hoping my cat doesn't spot as he's prone to a bit of fishing! So the dark, cold wet Winter is behind us and hopefully many blue skies lay ahead.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Happy World Book Day!

I had a lovely World Book Day today with children at Bishop's Cannings School, where we created a very...very...very...very...VERY...VERY long book in reception class, Yr1 and Yr2.

We used the landscapes from the 'Never Ever' book as a giant backdrop, then children could either colour a character from the book or create their own imaginary creature, sticking it along the journey to create a colouful train following the main girl character, who of course, was still oblivious to all that was happening around her!

We used all different eyes, various shapes and sizes to give each character it's own individuality and a sense of their mood. Eyes are so expressive and I wanted to try and show the children what a difference you can make to a character just by changing the eyes and nothing else.

Here are some of their wonderful works of art...Starting with Year 2...

...and Year 1...

...and Reception...

So a VERY big thank you to all the staff, children and parents at Bishops Cannings School for making me feel so welcome, dispelling my bad memories of school dinners by giving me the most delicious lunch, and for truly celebrating World Book Day in a very creative and big bookie way!