Creativity at Rose Street
At Rose Street we aim to be creative in the way we deliver our curriculum as we believe that providing a variety of engaging activities stimulates learning. Here are some of the ways that we do this.
Chinese New Year
Red Panda workshops visited us to celebrate Chinese New Year. The younger children (R-Y3) had the opportunity to try on the very heavy lion head and make up their own dances. In Y1 this culminated a terms work on China.
Year 1 have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. Each child received their own bean to celebrate and to make a wish.
The children were so excited.
One of the children (Bethany Eatwell) said: ‘I can feel the magic coming out of my bean!’
They re-told the story using finger puppets.
They had the Giant visit us in their classroom to help them develop rhyming skills and he left them a letter to ask them to help him.
Year 1 also went on an autumn walk in Science to discover the changes in nature. They then used the leaves that they collected to create some autumn art.
Year 2 started working with the book There’s a Bear on my Chair by having a bear on their teacher’s chair. Their teacher was not impressed, so the children thought of ways to get the bear off of the chair.
Year 3 have been working with the Opera House Bridge using the Nutcracker Suite to inspire their learning. They worked hard to devise and perform a dance to tell the story. Here you can see them practising to be be snowflakes and dancing trees.
Year 4 used art and drama to inspire their learning about the Romans. They re-told the story of Romulus and Remus and of Boudica through drama with SNAP Theatre Company.
What mean Roman soldiers!
This all inspired some wonderful pieces of writing.
Year 5 used food to develop their literacy skills.
During their topic on ‘Invaders’ they wrote instructions to make Viking oatcakes. We used porridge oats, butter, dried fruit and honey.
They tasted lovely and they had great fun making and eating them.
Afterwards they wrote a short evaluation of the oatcakes, commenting on the taste and how they could be improved. We used adjectives, adverbial phrases and fronted adverbial in our writing.