7 03, 2019

Fringe Festival – The Heats…..

By | March 7th, 2019|Art, Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Miscellaneous, Music News Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

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 […]

5 03, 2019

Fringe Fun

By | March 5th, 2019|Art, Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Music, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 are getting expressive, dramatic, acrobatic and creative as they prepare for our Fringe Festival.


28 02, 2019

Sketching Skulls

By | February 28th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

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 […]

18 01, 2019

Flotsam Art

By | January 18th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

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 […]

20 12, 2018

Christmas Classics

By | December 20th, 2018|Art, Reading and Writing, Year 3/4 2018-19|

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 […]

18 12, 2018

Christmas Cookies!

By | December 18th, 2018|Art, Year 6 2018-19|

Year 6 have enjoyed making Christmas cookies today.  We followed a recipe for shortbread biscuits and then used our creative skills to decorate them with festive patterns and colours.  They were delicious!


14 12, 2018

Autumn Art at Heathbrook

By | December 14th, 2018|Art, Miscellaneous|

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 […]

9 11, 2018

Celebrating Diwali!

By | November 9th, 2018|Art, Year 1 2018-19|

Today in art we made diva lamps out of clay and used sequins to decorate them. We will be bringing them home next week when they are dry.

11 10, 2018

Family Art Trip to Institute of Imagination

By | October 11th, 2018|Art, PTA|

Join us again at the Imagination Lab where this time we’ll be exploring the crossover between engineering, art and science.


5 10, 2018

Sudanese Clay Cows

By | October 5th, 2018|Art, Year 5 2018-19|

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.