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Summer Term 2 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

How are animals suited to their environment? 


This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!



Today the children investigated variation amongst classmates. The children explored the basic parts of the human body and how they vary from person to person and thought about the features common to everyone and how they can vary. They then with support, gathered and recorded simple data of the eye colours of the class in a data tables.

JB Adventures

Art and design


Today the children used a range of drawing equipment, such as hard and soft pencils, to make line drawings of familiar animals. We discussed how to create different types of lines to add special features, such as fur, feathers and scales. After the lesson the children were able to discuss their new knowledge that soft pencils create darker lines and are marked with a B for black, hard pencils create lighter lines and are marked with an H for hard and different types of lines include zigzag, wavy, curved, thick and thin. 

Take a look at our budding artists below. 

Sky Arts week - Images


Today the children used a range of software to create jungle themed pieces of artwork from taking pictures of each other in different jungle props to creating digital artwork using JIT5 software. The children used their knowledge of the different ways digital technology can be used in the classroom, home and community.

Sky Arts week - Marks


Today the children used their art skills of drawing and painting to create animal skin patterns after looking closely at a range of different animal skins and furs. The children used a number of our Spilsby 7 skills to complete their artwork including being resourceful and being resilient.

Sky Arts week - Words


Today we worked together as a class to learn the nursery rhyme, Old MacDonald Had a Farm. We suggested some unusual animals that he might have on his farm. Then we added new sounds to match each animal and practise their new ideas aloud.


Old MacDonald

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