Year 5 enjoyed exploring living things, digging the Amazon and creating tiger images through transitional art at their Beach School session before half term.
Their first activity was in relation to their science work on Classifications. The girls explored the beach to identify and classify living things in the environment, which led to great discussions about jellyfish, crabs and marram grass.
Next they focused on team working skills and worked with different job roles to complete the given task of making a tiger themed transient art piece. The girls worked in groups of four to create their unique artwork with items found at the beach. The final art pieces were well thought out and the girls reflected on how well they worked as teams. They worked with impressive resilience, collaboration and imagination throughout the process.
After lunch, working in teams again, the girls looked at aerial views of the Amazon linked to their Learning Challenge Curriculum – Why are Rainforests important? They were asked to create the overhead image of the Amazon in the sand and then explore how to keep the water in the dugout channel.