Year 5 have had an incredible week creating their own acts to perform for the Fringe Festival. They have explored the art forms of dance, drama, mime and gymnastics. One group choreographed a dance to the sounds of Jimmy Cliff, “You can get it if you really want,” A song about […]
As part of our human body topic, we have been learning about the skeleton.
We were very lucky to have Karly offer to visit us to teach us about Leonardo Da Vinci’s skull sketches. We looked at replica skulls and then used charcoal to do our own still life drawings. The charcoal really emphasised the dark […]
This term our whole school text is “Flotsam” by author and illustrator David Weisner. It’s a brilliant story which doesn’t have any words, just fabulous illustrations for us to add our own narrative to. It is about discovering secret and extraordinary worlds inside an old camera and under the sea.
We painted a background last week […]
Liz from Teach-it-Through-Drama dressed up in Victorian finery to present the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” We were introduced to the colourful characters in the story, the mean and miserly Scrooge and his humble but caring clerk Bob Cratchit. These were admirably played by George and Jayden. We met ghosts with rattling chains, lost […]
It has been a wonderfully creative term in the art room and pupils have learnt new skills, discovered and developed their talents and worked with independence and diligence on their art. We have explored different mediums including sculpture, working with wire, wood and clay and printmaking.
These are a few examples from the classes I have […]
We are studying the astonishing true story of Salva Dut in literacy. Salva was caught up in the civil war in Sudan. Salva and his school friends used to make cows out of clay so we had a go ourselves for no pens Wednesday. We learnt that Sudanese cows are very different to other cows.