Marc Class are inspired by the bold paintings of the German Expressionist, Franz Marc! Marc is most famous for his paintings of brightly coloured animals, such as his aptly named piece, 'Blue Horse'. Many of Marc's works champion the prime colours of red, blue and yellow.
Key Information for Parents/Guardians
Please can children bring in book bags everyday.
Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will be choosing their own books from the boxes or the library.
PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children need to keep their kit at school.
Homework (English, Maths, Spellings & Number bonds) will go out on a Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Spellings and number bonds will be tested on Mondays.
6th June 2019 - Boggarts!
As part of our topic, ‘Enchanted Woodland’, we used the natural resources to create boggarts! We started the afternoon by discussing why trees are important. We went and hugged a tree, smelt and felt the bark and discussed our ideas and feelings. We did a tree rubbing to see the different textures of tree bark. Then, in a group, the children found a space on a tree and created a face in the clay, using natural resources, such as bark, flowers, leaves and moss. It was a wonderful afternoon and the children created lovely boggarts to put on the trees!
Pirate Day - 24th May 2019
To celebrate the end of our 'Land Ahoy' topic Marc, Mitchell and Kusama, resplendent in pirate attire, enjoyed a day of fun activities.
The children created messages to put in a bottle, walked the plank and found treasure on a pirate map. They then played 'collect the treasure' PE games. We finished the day with a suitably themed film, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
We'd like to thank you all for the effort made with the children's costumes - they all looked amazing!
Please be advised, in an aim to improve phonics and spelling, we have stuck a word and sound mat into the front of everyone's English homework book, (it has also been stuck into their classwork book). Please encourage the children to use this on a regular basis, which will reinforced in school. The Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words (tricky words) need to be learnt in order to boost the children's confidence with spelling and writing sentences.
On Friday 3rd May 2019, Longlands participated in ‘WE walk for water’ to raise awareness and funds for access to clean water in the developing world. Each class was paired up with another and together they walked continuously around the school field for 20 minutes, to see how far collectively we could walk as a school.
3.7 miles is the average distance that millions of women and children have to walk each day to provide water for their families. We hope that the money raised will have a real impact in developing communities around the world and we will be joining a movement of people who believe in access to clean water for all.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who supported this important cause by wearing a blue shirt and donating £1, and to those who raised money through sponsorship! Every little helps, as just £15 can give one person clean water for life!
Easter Bonnet Parade, Wednesday 24th April 2019
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World Book Day Thursday 7th March
Longlands Primary School was transformed on Thursday, as the school was taken over by storybook characters, in celebration of World Book Day!
Marc Class shared the day with children from KS2's Riley Class. Together, with Miss Gayson they explored Grandpa’s Island by Benji Davies. The children who remained in Marc Class learnt about the fascinating and imaginative world of Izzy Gizmo, by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie.
We had a busy day coming up with our very own gadgets and gizmos and were inspired by the character Izzy’s determination to not give up when things don’t always go to plan!
At the end of the day we had a special assembly to celebrate all the incredible work the children had been busy creating across the school! We had a brilliant day!
Monday 4th March and Tuesday 5th March
A dramatic event took place at Longlands Primary School this morning. In the quiet area of the playground, there appeared to be an alien crash scene. There was a broken rocket, alien footprints and other weird and wonderful clues. The KS1 teachers were called out of assembly to assess the unusual debris that was left behind. The children became detectives to suggest who, what, why and how the wreckage came to be in the playground. Just WHO or WHAT might have landed there?
We used hot seating to discuss and develop ideas linked the crash site. The children were encouraged to use descriptive language, especially expanded noun phrases. We then created a class word bank, to help with the children’s incident reports. We focused on using our sounds to help with spelling unknown words and increasing our accuracy with the high frequency and common exception words.
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KS1’s Muck, Mess and Mixtures Art Gallery
On Wednesday, 13th February, KS1 had the pleasure to welcome parents and carers to our amazing gallery experience. The exhibition was the chance to celebrate all the hard work and achievements at the end of our ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’ topic.
The art on display included collages which were a representation of the recipes for our own marvellous medicines. There were also some fantastic bubble art paintings to liven the senses. The children were encouraged to act as guides and talk about the inspiration and media used for their wonderful creations with the visitors.
Christmas Jumper Day, Friday 14th December 2018!
KS1 Visit The Natural History Museum!
Marc Class had a fantastic time exploring The Natural History Museum! Our day began with a stroll down to Sidcup Station where we excitedly awaited on our train to London! On board the train, we zoomed past some famous London landmarks - including Tower Bridge! Next we travelled a few stops on the underground train, before making our way up the steps to the impressive museum entrance!
Our first stop was to visit some real dinosaur fossils, some of which were discovered by Mary Anning! We even spotted the Ichthyosaur! We couldn't believe our eyes when we spotted Mary Anning herself, walking the halls of the museum dressed in a bonnet and holding her basket in which she collected her fossils!
Next, we hurried to the dinosaur exhibition to visit a gigantic, life-sized roaring T-rex! Some of us practiced perfecting our dinosaur roar! We also spotted a Triceratops and an Iguanodon skeleton. After, we followed the map to discover some other impressive animals which are still alive today. Everyone gasped when we spotted the humongous Blue Whale! Lastly, we braved the Creepy Crawly exhibition, where we saw all kinds of insects, bugs and curious sea creatures! We also saw a ginormous moving scorpion!
After an exciting, but tiring day's learning, we ventured back to school on the train and shared our favorite moments of the day - which I am sure we will all remember for a long time!
Marc Class would like to say a big roaring THANK YOU to all of the adults who volunteered and to those who joined us for the day and helped make our school trip so special!