Nacton C of E Primary School

Limitless Learning Nurtured by our Christian Ethos

Lions Class

Welcome to Lions Class! Your class teachers are Mrs Plowright and Mrs Beasley. The teaching assistants are Miss Pilcher and Mrs Walker.

Mrs Plowright teaches on a Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Beasley teaches on a Thursday and Friday. They alternate Wednesday afternoons. Wednesday mornings are taught by Madame Keep and Mr Sanca. 

Home Learning Expectations

Matisse inspired Collage

We found out about the life and collage art works of the artist Henri Matisse.  First we painted paper, which we then used to tear into shapes and create large scale versions of "The Snail" by Matisse

Art- Collage

Lions have looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long as an inspiration for their collages created with found materials.

Moving Mechanisms- Our Finished Product.

This term Lions have learnt how to add movement to a picture using a lever, a wheel and a slider.  The design brief for the finished Moving Mechanism Picture was to :

  • Have a nativity theme for the picture
  • Include at least one moving mechanism (lever/slider/wheel)
  • Make it neat
  • Appeal to young children
  • Create a well made product.

We are really proud of our finished Moving Mechanism Nativity Pictures!

DT- Moving Mechanisms

The children have been learning how to add movement to a picture by adding a mechanism.  They have incorporated a slider, a lever and a wheel into fairy tale themed pictures.

Children in Need Day 2022

To celebrate Children in Need, the children all dressed as what they hope to be or do in the future.

Lions Trip to Christchurch Mansion

Lions had a brilliant trip to Christchurch Mansion to learn about toys old and new.  The children enjoyed playing with a range of old style toys such as yo-yos, diabolo, zoetrope, cup and ball and spinning tops.  They also found out about the toys displayed in the toy room.  They had to match the modern and old toys and try to work out what materials they were made from.

Matching a new toy with an old toy.

PE Enrichment Day- Quidditch

Maths at the Movies Day. Today we had fun carrying out maths problem solving activities based on Shaun the Sheep the Movie

Art- Weaving a sunset placemat

History- Sharing our favourite toys. Lions had a lovely afternoon of sharing their favourite toys with the class.