LKS2 have spent several weeks designing, refining and making pots based on Prehistoric Bell Beaker pottery. This week, we used our analysis skills to ascertain what went well, what could have been improved and what was difficult about the process. The children also recorded the techniques involved in making their pots and were surprised by […]Read More Evaluating our pottery in LKS2
We have been learning the names of the colours and using our describing words to request different shapes and looks for our face paints from Tamsin. Our fabulous fashionistas were then ready for their talent show!Read More Preschool get the party started!
This half term, our key question in RE has been ‘Is the Christmas story true?’ As well as discussing which parts of the story require the most faith, we have wondered whether it really matters- and what a Christian can learn from the nativity story. To finish our topic, we have made beautiful watercolour artworks […]Read More UKS2 Art and RE
We have been using our shape knowledge to create patterns, sequences and draw with a purpose in mind. The whole class are learning how to hold pens and pencils in comfortable ways and now find it much easier to follow lines and create accurate shapes!Read More Expressive art and design in Preschool
During our Victorians topic, we have studied the art and style of William Morris. Today, we used oil pastels to create repeating patterns just like William Morris wallpaper designs. Using black paper really made the colours pop, and we made sure to use simple yet effective designs that would be easy enough to replicate in […]Read More UKS2 Art- William Morris Oil pastels
Year 3 and 4’s challenge this week was to make a Bell Beaker-style pot using a combination of pinch, coil and pattern techniques. Using slip was a new technique for most of our artists this week, however by using their artistic, resilient minds, they created some amazing 3D pots!Read More LKS2 Art: Creating Bell Beaker style pottery.
It’s that time of the year again, when teachers have to mine the depths of Christmas creativity in order to come up with an enchanting, stylish, beautiful design for the Christmas hoop – which they then have to execute in one afternoon with 30 children! Fortunately, I teach the best class in the school who […]Read More It’s the most hoop-erful time of the year!
We are developing fantastic fine motor skills and learning that we can combine different media to create new effects by practising our scissor and glue use when designing Christmas cards. We are even writing cards to our friends and working on signing our names! ✍️✂️📝Read More Preschool are sticking at it!
Recently, we have been studying William Morris- a Victorian Artist who is known for his repeating pattern style of art that was used in home decoration throughout the Victorian Era and beyond. Last week, we used Morris to inspire our own digital art, using mirror images and large floral motifs. This week, we used our […]Read More UKS2 William Morris Art
Ahoy there me hearties! We be learning about pirates and treasure and all things under the sea, arrrrrrrr! Can you start your day by learning the Boogie Beebies dance? Dog Loves Books, Series 1: 21. Dog Loves Pirates: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jbk1 via @bbciplayer Let’s Play, Series 2: 17. Pirate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0528c5c via @the Pirates also like to put […]Read More Preschool Monday 15th June