Today – 9th May 2019 – we visited the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings as part of the ‘Pearls of the Sea’ project, guided by artist Ed Boxall. Inspiration has come from nonsense poetry such as that of Edward Lear. Within the environment of the galleries, surrounded by the latest exhibitions from Quentin Blake (illustrator) and John Carter (sculptor) as well as the Jerwood collection, the children created and collected nonsense vocabulary. After this they created lines of poetry which will eventually be made into a collaborative poem and book. Every child was creative and engaged with the process. Their imagination flew and great poetry was made! We would just like to take this opportunity to thank Ed and the staff at Jerwood gallery for making this happen and we are all looking forward to the forthcoming exhibition where their work will be on display to the public alongside other schools taking part. And Amethyst you are fabulous!
Quentin Blake drawingJohn Carter Sculpture
We had an exciting visit from Jaws and Claws as part of our Animals and Humans science project. The children were very excited at meeting all the interesting and unusual animals!
“My favorite animal was the Tenrec. His name was Terrence. and he can live for 4 to 6 years. Terrance is 6 months old” – Storm
“Buster the tree frog, from the Amazon jungle eats locusts and bat poo! He is 5. They can live for 16 years and can change colour. They are good at climbing tables!” – Angelina
“Brian the land snail has a tongue at the bottom of his foot. His favourite food is sweet potato. He will live for 10 years and has two pairs of eyes” – Erin
“I liked the snake because you can feel the guinea pig being digested!” – Erin
Here are some more photos from this great day…
A Hissing Cockroach!
A Bearded Lizard called Lucy. “Lucy lives for 20 to 30 years and is very squishy like a pillow. It looks like she has one million hexagons around her skin!” – Monika
I read this book when I was about ten and it became my favourite book. I have read it again recently and realise now why I liked it so much. It is very well written and has adventure, mystery and captures the wide open spaces of the plains of America. Oh and not to mention the horses. ‘The Green Grass of Wyoming’ by Mary O’Hara.