Class Blog for The ARC

Spring Art 

Felt - Part 2

Once our pieces had been felted, we sewed into them to create some definition. Jess chose to cut her piece to give it the shape of a fox. They still feel soft but they are now really strong and the fibres can't be pulled apart. 

They look great don't they! 


Keeping Clean 

Spring 2

We have been learning about microorganisms in science. In our PSHE we have been investigating how germs spread and what we can do to prevent this. 
We used glitter to represent the germs. The glitter got everywhere! We spread it all around the classroom and by the end of the experiment, everyone had caught the glitter germ. The only way we could get rid of it was wit a thorough hand wash. 
We have also been investigating the best way to keep our hands clean. We carried out an experiment on bread: 
Piece 1: we smeared it on the door handles. 
Piece 2 : we smeared our dirty hands over it
Piece 3: we used hand sanitiser to wash and then touched the bread
Piece 4: we washed our hands with soap and water and then touched the bread. 
After 3 weeks we saw the results. Ciaran said that  washing hands with soap and water is much better than using hand sanitiser. 


Felt Making 

Felt Making

Over the last few weeks we have been felt making in the ARC. We take dry fleece and make our pattern. We then added soap and warm water and rubbed gently until the fibres started knitting together. This week we will be sewing into our this space! 


Outdoor Learning 

  The children in the ARC have grown their own vegetables over the year. In September we harvested tomatoes, potatoes and apples.


The children enjoyed the process of making chutney: chopping, weighing out the ingredients and mixing it together.


We also took up bag full of apples to Ashgrove Farm where we had the opportunity to press our own apples and make apple Juice.


At the Harvest Festival we sold our produce and were thrilled to raise over £40 which will go towards our outings to help the children with their life skills learning.


ARC Printing 

 We have been printing in the ARC today. 


ARC Curtain 

We used a flour and water  paste to create an African batik curtain to go around the sink.


Welcome to the ARC 

Welcome to another year of learning in the ARC. This year we are making 'real-life' learning our main focus. The children are growing vegetables and selling them. This not only teaches them about growing and where our food comes from but gives them practice using money and working with the general public. The children have also visited a farm where they pressed and bottled apple juice. They were all keen to have a taste it! In art we have designed and made a curtain to go under our sink hiding all our outside equipment. Watch this space for more real- life learning!


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We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



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