Amazing Grace

This week has seen Kingfishers concentrating hard on themselves. We have been thinking about families in English – following the ‘Amazing Grace’ story, we have been enjoying the next story about her and her family. In Art we have been looking at ourselves very carefully and have tried to draw accurate self-portraits. There’s so much to remember – where the features actually are, what colour they actually are, how to draw lightly, how to shade. As a first proper attempt, the children have made a great start. At Forest School, we were so lucky to avoid a soaking! We were looking at the different wild-flowers and where they grow. Last week we pressed some of them in a flower press, and this week we used them to make delightful book-marks. In RE we have continued learning about the artefacts and symbols for Judaism. I have been impressed by the children’s memories and eye for detail. We are continuing our Jewish studies after the holiday, and so it will be interesting to see whether they sustain their knowledge over the half term break.