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Festival Time! Samba!

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On Thursday, the Year One and Year Two children took part in our amazing Brazilian Carnival! We had lots of  fun with our brightly coloured masks, funky samba dancing and playing our musical instruments. Here are some photographs of our carnival:


We practised our samba movements and did a dance together! IMG_4132


Harlem getting ready to samba!


Evie enjoying the carnival…


Great dancing Bella!


Mr Martin came to teach us all a samba rhythm using the ago-go bells and a whistle. We then played the rhythm with our own instruments. We had so much fun!

Which part of the carnival did you like best?

Videos will come soon…

Making Instruments…It’s nearly carnival time!

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We have been exploring, designing and making instruments in Design and Technology.

We really enjoyed designing our instruments! Some of us have made shakers, drums, guitars and much more! We have used masking tape and PVA glue to construct our instruments and then decorated them ready for the Brazilian carnival with bright colours, feathers and sequins! We are very excited!

Exploring Instruments


Shake, Shake!


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Evie and Izzy working as a team…


The finishing touches…

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Do you like our instruments? We will add more photographs of the carnival on Thursday!

Ready for the carnival…

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We have made Brazilian carnival masks throughout the week. We used lots of different materials to make our masks special. They look wonderful! We also tried to samba dance!

Here are a few pictures of the boys and girls in Class Five having fun in their masks!


What did you use to make your masks special? I think we are ready for a carnival…



Oi Brazil!

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Katie Morag sent Class Five a parcel from Brazil!!! We were very excited! She had seen we were writing our own stories about ‘Katie Morag and the Grand Carnival’. Katie sent us some pencils from Brazil- we loved writing our stories with them. We know that Katie has read our blog before. If you are reading this… Thank you very much Katie Morag!

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We love our pencils and writing our stories!

The finished piece…

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Here is our finished rainforest wall hanging! Class Five- can you see your print?

You have worked very hard this week and I love all of your rainforest prints! What a class of superstar artists!

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Learning about the rainforest…

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Oi Brazil!

This week we have been very, very creative in Class Five! We have been learning all about Brazil and the Rainforest. There are lots of animals that live in the rainforest. Can you name any?

We thought about our favourite rainforest animal and creatively block printed our wonderful designs onto pieces of material. Have you ever made a block print?

We drew the design on the polystyrene and pressed very hard to make deep marks!

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Tilly and Charlie drawing their rainforest design.

We chose our paint colour and poured a little printing ink into an empty tray. Then we carefully put the printing ink thinly and evenly onto the ink roller.

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Here is Alfie putting the ink onto his masterpiece!

Once we rolled on the paint, the last step was to stamp it onto the material pieces and press very hard! We gently removed the polystyrene to reveal our wonderful finished print!


Finally, we attached all our prints and tied them very carefully with ribbons to make a lovely wall hanging!




Enjoying our Class Five wall hanging! Do you like our wall hanging?


Welcome to Class Five!

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Welcome to Class Five and the Autumn term!

Hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer holiday. We are looking forward to meeting you and we hope you are excited about coming into Class Five. We are very excited too!

We are going to explore lots of fun and exciting topics this coming year, starting with ‘Journeys Around the World’. Have you been on a wonderful journey during the summer holidays?

Our class blog is going to be an excellent way of sharing our learning and we cannot wait to start blogging! Throughout the half term, we will blog about new and exciting places we have explored in Class Five. We are really looking forward to your comments on our new blogsite. You might have been on a journey to these places too and we would love to hear about it!

To get us started please could you either bring in or better still e-mail in a photograph of your summer holiday, in the UK, abroad or on a lovely day trip.

Please send your photographs to:

Lets get blogging!

See you Monday!

Miss Garnett, Mrs North, Mrs Midgley and Mrs Rose