Swimming Gala 16th June 2017
This years swimming team represented Micheldever School in the Penguins Swimming Gala at the River Park leisure centre today. The children were up against all of the Winchester primary schools and some very tough competition. It was a very busy and hot day, but the children were fantastically behaved and should be very proud of their achievements. Thank you also to the parents who came to support us, the transportation and for the refreshments!
During our art week the children in KS1 learnt a traditional Native American tale: How the turtle got his shell and an African folklore tale: The lazy hunter and the leopard. The children decoupaged lizards using Native American style papers and colours, they made fixed sand art paintings which is practised by Native American tribes, as well as making clay African animals and marble pictures with silhouettes of the African Savannah.
In KS2 the children learnt a traditional Aboriginal dream time story: How the kangaroo got his pouch and an Indian folk tale: How the elephant got a longer nose. The children created dot art in the style of the Aborigines, as well as glass painting on tiles to build a picture of an Indian elephant.
We were lucky to be visited by a local artist John Pothecary. In a whole school assembly, John talked about life as an artist, and show cased some of his art work. He joined us for the two art days and supported the children with his wealth of knowledge.
We will be showcasing our art work in our end of year production 'The Lion King'.
It was a fantastic two days, the children learnt lots of new skills and techniques. Fun was had by all!