Launton Grange Care Home

Art Sculptures for Launton Grange Care Home

A few weeks ago Launton Grange Care Home asked us to take part in an exciting project for Africa Day on 25th May. To celebrate this day, and support our local care home, a group of children made safari animal sculptures with our Art Lead, Mrs Black. Our children made the  animal sculptures by following the outline of the animal on a picture for both sides of its body and then added wire to make the animal's body 3D. The group of children then used recycled coloured wire to fill in the body of their animals, thinking carefully about the colour wire they wanted to use and then twisting the wire carefully to make it secure. Please see the photos below to see the fantastic rhino, elephant and flamingo sculptures!

Sculpture PicturesVirtual Meetings with Launton Grange Care Home

In the last week, our children in all year groups have 'met up' with several residents from Launton Grange Care Home via video calls. These video calls have involved children from different year groups to provide them with the opportunity to share their work with other children in our school, as well as the residents of the care home. It has been fantastic to see all the wonderful learning which is taking place across the school and to continue to build our relationship with Launton Grange. Some of the learning which has been shared includes: 

  • Nursery children shared some of their Picasso pictures they have created this week and sang wind the bobbin up. 
  • Reception children explained that we have been focussing on Romero Britto in their Art sessions this term and after carefully looking at examples of his work, designed and created their very own Britto t-shirts ready for their Superhero Day!
  • Year 1 and 2 children shared their planting which they have been doing in their Science lessons. They showed the residents their sunflowers and marigolds which have started to grow!
  • Year 3 children sang and danced to 'groove like an Egyptian'. They also showed their Egyptian death masks and read parts from their adventure stories. 
  • Year 4 children read stories and poems which they have been writing and they also read 'The River' which is a rhyming story about the journey of a fish. 
  • Year 5 children shared their work for the Artsmark project which is being run by Mrs Black. Their children achieve a special award at the end of it and have worked incredibly hard to complete various tasks for it.
  • Year 6 children spoke about our school Erasmus links and described their work with our Spanish school link.

Friendship Crafts for Valentines Day

We were so pleased to hear that the residents of Launton Grange Care Home absolutely LOVED all the crafts which they received from our children. Well done to all of our children who worked hard to spread some cheer. 

Friendship CraftsVirtual Meetups 

This term we have been lucky enough to 'meet up' with several residents at Launton Grange Carehome via video calls. Our children from all year groups have been involved and have thoroughly enjoyed sharing their wonderful learning with the residents. Some of the learning which has been shared includes: 

- Nursery - rainbow pictures and "I Can Sing a Rainbow" song

- Reception - Aboriginal drums which our children had made using junk modelling

- Year 1 and 2 - love heart craft

- Year 3 - "Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea?" dance and song

- Year 4 - read "The Owl and The Pussycat" poem by Edward Lear

- Year 5 -  shared work which they have created in relation to the Victorians (current topic). The children linked this to Oliver Twist

- Year 6 -   created information leaflets / posters about Sir Tom Moore and shared a collage picture of him.

Our children are really looking forward to their next virtual meetup with Launton Grange Carehome which will hopefully take place during the next Spring Term.

Friendship Crafts for Valentines Day

This term all of our children, whether they are learning in school or from home, have taken on the challenge to make a craft, drawing or write a card for the residents at Launton Grange Care Home. All of our children have produced beautiful crafts and it is clear that a lot of thought, time and care have gone into them. These handmade items were delivered to Launton Grange Home on Thursday 11th February in preparation for Valentines Day. Our children are hopeful that by us all working together to organise this kind deed, they have been able to spread a little happiness across our local care home. A big well done and thank you to all of our children who have taken part in this challenge. 

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Free Meals for Free School Meal Children At Glory Farm

Launton Grange Care Home have kindly offered a free homemade turkey casserole for every FSM child to enjoy at home on Tuesday 9th February.  If this is something you would like to receive for your child, please email activities.launton@idealcarehomes.co.uk requesting one for your child(ren) before Wednesday 3 February at 12pm.  Please ensure you say how many portions you are entitled to.  Unfortunately, Launton Grange will not be able to deliver these meals, you will need to collect from the care home on the 9th.  

Christmas Card Competition

Earlier this term, all children had the opportunity to design a Christmas card to be entered into a Christmas card competition organised by Launton Grange Care Home and the school. We received lots of wonderful designs and the residents of Launton Grange Care Home found it extremely difficult to choose a winner. However, we are very pleased to announce that the public voted for Bella Robinson's Christmas Card design to win! Bella's design has been printed onto 100 Christmas cards by Launton Grange Care Home and they will be sending these out across Bicester. A massive well done to all children involved in the competition, but especially to Bella for her lovely Christmas design.  

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