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Chinese New Year

 

This afternoon Year 4 learnt the story behind why the years of the Zodiac are named after animals. We found out what animals the years we were born in were named after. Next we made some traditional Chinese paper drums which we decorated with Chinese symbols for the animals (or which ever ones were our […]

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Published Date: 16th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Drama Workshop

 

Year 4 were very luck to have a drama workshop led by Geoff Readman today. We worked around the ideas of poverty and wealth, linked to our class story for this half term, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This led to some fantastic writing in character as Grandpa Joe, writing to one of the golden […]

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Published Date: 6th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Year 3 and 5 – Our Exhibition at the MAC

 

As we blogged a few months ago, Year 3 and 5 were extremely fortunate to have been involved in an exciting photography project entitled “I am me; We are us” in collaboration with Mark and Esther from INFUSE dance. Today was the culmination of all that hard work! We were invited to the MAC to […]

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Published Date: 31st January 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 5


 

Forest School wands

 

Look what we made in Forest School today – we are loving it!!!    

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Published Date: 29th January 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Riverside ‘Adventures in Oz’

 

This morning, we were treated to another amazing show from Riverside Performing Arts, featuring singing, dancing and amazing acrobatics! Which was your favourite song? What messages did the play teach us?

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Published Date: 19th January 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Drama Strategies

 

Using drama strategies to help us write in the first person.

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Published Date: 17th January 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 6


 

3D Christmas cards

 

Take a look at our amazing 3D Christmas cards – aren’t they fantastic?  

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Published Date: 19th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

The owl who was afraid of the dark

 

We had another treat today – we are being so spoilt this week! We watched The Owl who was afraid of the dark  

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Published Date: 19th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Clay models

 

Following our visit to the Barber Institute, where we made clay sculptures of Ancient Greek beasts and heroes, Year 6 have been painting. What do you think of our fearsome creations?

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Published Date: 18th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6


 

Singing Lesson

 

Friday morning singing practise with Mrs Baker, we can’t wait for our nativity.

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Published Date: 17th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Knitted Critters – Knitting Club’s Latest Creations

 

The Year 6 members of knitting club have really excelled themselves this half term.  They completed their first knitting project and look at the results! They carefully knitted a rectangle before stitching it up to create a finger puppet.  They then added felt details such as wings, ears and noses sewn on to create their […]

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Published Date: 6th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6


 

Christmas Pom Poms

 

For our hoops we made reindeer or snowman pom poms which look incredible. It took a while but we got there in the end. Take a look…

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Published Date: 29th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Visit to the Barber Institute

 

This morning, Year 6 have had the opportunity to have guided tour of the art gallery at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at Birmingham University. Lisa talked to us about myths and legends in various artworks. We really enjoyed being the stories, sharing our knowledge and dressing up! Alisha discovered why Alexander the Great […]

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Published Date: 29th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6


 

Baby ball room

 

Today we had the privilege of seeing some professional ballroom dancing from Miss Meah’s younger brother. They were incredible and have definitely inspired some of us to start dancing. Our chins were literally on the floor. They were amazing!!!  

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Published Date: 24th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Uklele Lessons in Year 4

 

Year 4 continue to amaze myself and Miss Todd, their ukulele tutor, with how quickly they are picking up the songs and skills she is teaching them.   Here are a few pictures of our budding musicians from Monday’s lesson-     Ethan has even perfected a pretty advanced ukulele-solo face!

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Published Date: 23rd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

 

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts today. We enjoyed a tour around the museum, learnt more stories about different myths and legends and even created our own clay models.

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Published Date: 22nd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Christmas has arrived in Year 2 😝

 

It’s not quite December but Christmas activities have started in Year 2. We started making our hoops today – tune in for updates. I wonder if you can guess what we’re doing?!…

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Mythical Art

 

Creating mythical creatures and masks in art today!

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Published Date: 11th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Creative Writing

 

  Creative writing in the hall. We used drama to help us understand the key characters in the poem.  

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Published Date: 11th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Canaletto art work -etching

 

Oh no what is Mrs Weblin getting the children to do with their beautiful art work? They’re painting over it in black paint 😮 We are going to do Etching. Wait and see…

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Published Date: 10th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Dramatic goings on with the RSA

 

Today, Year 3 had a very inspiring session with Geoff, an actor from the R.S.A. We had a fabulous session and look forward to using more drama to improve our writing.

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Published Date: 7th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Reptile Skin Mono Prints

 

We learned a new technique in Year 3 today, mono-printing using press print tiles. We had previously sketched reptile skin, using the ipads to research different types but today we took it to the next stage. We drew our design carefully into the polystyrene tile, then prepared the ink ready to roll onto the tile. […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

KAGAN work – book review

 

We have finished reading Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey and we have absolutely loved it! In our KAGAN teams we reviewed the book. It got a rating of ***** (5 stars) 2

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Published Date: 2nd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Firework music

 

Today in singing we made firework music – it was a BANG 💥

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Published Date: 2nd November 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Frère Jacques

 

We are learning a new song in keyboards and we are amazing already!

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Published Date: 20th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Salt dough Rangoli patterns

 

Yesterday was Diwali and we celebrated it by having a party and learning about Diwali. We learnt about how people celebrate Diwali by wearing new clothes, exchanging gift, cleaning their houses and eating nice food. We also looked at the story of Rama and Sita and beautiful rangoli patterns. Take a look at our salt […]

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Published Date: 20th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

D&T

 

We are a few weeks into our DT project, where we are designing and creating our own soft toys based on our topic: myths and legends. Today we practised cutting and stictching.

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Published Date: 6th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Shape monsters

 

We have learning about shapes in maths – take a look at our shape monsters ⚫️🔴🔺🔶🔳⬜️♥️♦️

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Published Date: 6th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

We have been making our own music

 

Today in music we made our own music in groups using different instruments

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Contraction caterpillars

 

We made contraction caterpillars today – come and take a look 👀

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Published Date: 2nd October 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Tiki art

 

Today we had a visitor from New Zealand who did some Tiki art with us! Take a look 👍🏽

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Published Date: 28th September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Expanding monsters

 

We made some expanded monsters today in maths – they were so scary!!! We have come to end of our place value unit in maths for Autumn 1 and we had a great lesson.

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Published Date: 26th September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Keyboards

 

This is our 2nd week of keyboards and we are learning how to play hot cross buns. We are loving it!

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Published Date: 22nd September 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Year 4 In Wonderland

 

The new Year 4 have had a very busy arts week! We read Alice in Wonderland, and had lots of fun doing activities linked to the story.   We covered some balloons in papier mâché… We made magic ‘drink me’ potions that separated into different colours, we did some more work on our balloons,we made some […]

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Published Date: 28th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Arts week

 

The new year six have been enjoying working on beautiful and creative art work for our new classroom. We wrote descriptive poems and made tents to put them in to recreate the front cover of the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. We are also reading Northern Light by Philip Pullman and everyone painted their own […]

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Published Date: 28th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6


 

INFUSE-iastic about dance!

 

Over the next few months, Year 3 will be collaborating with Esther and Mark of INFUSE dance to create some amazing art! When we met them, they put us through our dance/movement paces to get us thinking about our physical space.  We loved it! They left us with some photography homework to get on with…. […]

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Published Date: 23rd June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

The Iron Man is here!

 

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Published Date: 15th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

The Space Being came from out of a star – a poem

 

After reading the next chapter of the story, we generated exciting language to describe the space-bat-angel-dragon’s descent to Earth. Pairs then wrote a line each and we combined them into a class poem. The final stage was to work in literacy groups to perform the poem including actions and sound effects!

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Published Date: 14th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Through the magic mirror

 

We have read ‘Through the magic mirror’ by Anthony Browne and we have designed our own ‘magic town’. Come and look… 14

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Published Date: 14th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2