100 Things To Do Before Leaving Sutton Valence Primary School
At Sutton Valence Primary School we believe that school life is much more than what children learn in the classroom and we want our pupils to learn as many skills as possible and have as many different experiences as they can during their time at primary school. We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘100 Things to do before leaving Sutton Valence Primary School’, which has been rolled out across the school this term.
Our ‘100 Things’ booklet has been a work-in-progress project for some months now and has been planned, designed and executed by staff from scratch to try and incorporate a range of ideas, activities and skills so that your child can record and be proud of their achievements every step of the way. There are such a wide range of activities that there will always be something to do!
Each time your child completes an activity, send them into school with the booklet they have been issued with so that they can receive a designated sticker from staff. They will also be given a token to place in a special display box located in the main reception area so that we can, as a school community, all view, share, and celebrate each and every child’s achievement and progress. There are also designated scrapbook pages at the end of each section for your child to draw, stick or write mementos and souvenirs at every stage of their journey. This booklet will also be a fantastic keepsake in years to come.
We hope you will be as excited about this initiative as we are in school, and that you will support your child in completing the 100 challenges within the booklet.
If it’s hard, keep going… if it’s easy, challenge yourself and make it harder!
Term 1 Challenge
Art In Nature
Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photographer known for creating installation and sculptures using existing materials of nature such as rocks, leaves, branches, ice, thorns, and mud among others. He then documents how his artwork changes through photography.
The key idea behind his work is to show the life cycle of the materials and ecologies he works with, focusing on the passage of time through his on-site installations.
After looking at some examples of Andy Goldsworthy art, head outside and observe the shapes and patterns of nature.
Can you create a piece of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy using nature? You could collect items and glue them to paper or make your art outside and photograph it to send in.