Dear Parents and Carers
World Book Day!
Henry Moore Maquettes
Hokusai class learnt about the work of artist, Henry Moore, as part of learning on the Human Body. Moore made lots of sculptures based on the human form, including Old Flo which can be seen at Canary Wharf. The Arts Council made a film about Old Flo last year, which can be seen here; Old Flo by Henry Moore
Moore made lots of maquettes, small sculpture studies, of his initial ideas. Hokusai worked in pairs to make their own maquettes using some of the same techniques as Moore. The results are fantastic! We have entered them in to an art competition run by Canary Wharf, so do keep your fingers crossed for us…
School Council Design School Street for Tower Hamlets
Some of our School Council were working with urban designers and civic engineers from Sustrans this week, to help design our new School Streets outside Lansbury Lawrence, Bygrove and Mayflower Primary Schools. Tower Hamlets Council has appointed Sustrans to deliver the first 11 school streets as part of an ambitious commitment to deliver 50 school streets (streets where motor traffic is diverted away from the school gate to reduce air pollution and create a safer environment) outside primary schools in the borough by 2022. The designers will use our ideas to inform their ideas and hopefully we’ll get to see them come to life next year when the School Street will be built.
Year 3 explore Mountains
Year 3 became intrepid geographers and completed a lot of research about the world’s tallest mountains. We found out the tallest peaks in each continent and then used the Chromebooks, atlases and other non-fiction books to discover as much as we could about these giant summits: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Jaya Peak, Vinson Massif and Mont Blanc.
Monday 2nd March
Thursday 5th March
World Book Day – see message at top of newsletter
Friday 6th March
Year 2 to Tower Bridge
Wednesday 11th March
Year 1 to Crossrail Roof Garden
Friday 13th March
Year 4 to National Maritime Museum