• Countdown to Christmas!

    date posted: 02/12/20

    It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas... In Biblical studies, Year 2 have been busily making Christmas angels to aid their learning on the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Year 3 have started their Christmas unit in Mandarin with a festive game. 

     

  • Diwali

    date posted: 24/11/20

    Early Reception had a fun week learning all about Diwali. Some of the children brought in things to share with the class, stories, photos of their own Diwali celebrations, rangoli patterns, coloured rice and sand. They made their own rangoli pictures and then decorated the classroom with them. It's looking very colourful.

    They also made diva lamps using clay. They had to work hard to squish the clay with their thumbs to make the hole for the light.  

     
     
     
     

     

  • Year 2, 3 and 4 Art

    date posted: 20/11/20

    Turner and Jackson Pollock were the inspiration for art creations in Years 2, 3 and 4 this week.

    Year 2 experimented with salt and watercolour while looking at the topic of oceans, reflected in the style of JMW Turner.

    Meanwhile, Year 3 children covered marbles with paint and rolled them over the paper to produce some Pollock-inspired masterpieces.

    Year 4 created their own Pollock-style 'action' paintings.  

    Would anyone like to buy one for a million pounds?

     
     

     

  • Year 6 Art

    date posted: 16/11/20

    This term in art, Year 6 has been learning about neo pop realism and still-life art. Two Year 6 pupils report on how the class created their own Still Life fruit pictures, on a neo pop background.

    First you have to get a bowl of fruit to sketch and then paint. Then you have to make your background and table, both of which are created out of different black and white patterns (we used permanent markers to do this.) Then outline and cut out your bowl of fruit, adding extra detail to the fruit with black pen. Finally, choose where to stick the bowl on your table - then you have your finished painting!

    One of the challenges which we faced was the numerous different ways of creating the patterns and it took us a while to design our own. These patterns were used for the table and the wall in the background of the picture. What I (Gabriel) found most enjoyable was painting the fruit pot and putting the patterns on the fruit. Everyone enjoyed the neo pop realism and we hope we get to do it again and we would recommend other people try it if they have a chance.

    These pictures show work by Year 6 at different stages:

  • Lego Tower Challenge

    date posted: 31/03/20

    The House cup this week goes to... WILBERFORCE!

    These are the winners of Miss Vivyan's weekly challenge (as well as a few other towers). Look out for the next Miss Vivyan challenge!

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