What a busy time we had for our Arts and Literacy week! We absolutely loved the theme of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', especially as we had been reading the book as a class in the weeks leading up to the big event.
We wiggled our pencils until there was almost no lead left; writing lots of fantastic pieces across the week. These included descriptive writing about a sweet design, an acrostic 'SWEET' poem and of course (our favourite!) a description of lickable wallpaper! It was so tempting to just gobble the sweets up...
Our hard work continued with all of our cracking crafts we made too! Throughout the week we developed and engaged in new types of artistic skills. We created clay mushrooms, fiddly pipecleaner lollies and used shaving foam to make puffy paint candy floss! We also learnt about the concept of abstract art by creating our wacky Willy Wonka paintings; using cotton buds and lots of different coloured paints to contrast with the black and white of Mr Wonka's picture in the foreground.
It was so exciting to see all of our amazing work displayed in the hall at the end of the week, and we were very proud of our contribution to the incredible chocolate factory. Showing our parents around the factory was definitely a highlight for us!
World Book Day 2017
To add to the excitement of the week we also had World Book Day on Thursday 2nd of March. Elm Class was filled with characters from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' instead of pupils for the whole day! It was fantastic to see the incredible effort that went into creating the wonderful outfits – Miss Forsythe often had to call us by our character names because they were so good she couldn’t tell who we were!
It was a great immersive experience for the children (and staff!); take a look below to see our marvellous costumes!