Category Archives: Arts blog

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The Party

 

Year 5 developed the role of the characters in the text through drama.

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Published Date: 6th June 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Survival of the egg

 

A great team building activity in our new Kagan teams. Peach group made a rocket out of paper, this might sound easy but the rocket had to hold a uncooked egg.

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Published Date: 4th June 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Bilbo’s Riddle – Super Singing from Year 3 & 4

 

This term has all been about Treasure and Mrs Baker has taught the children in Year 3 and 4 a hauntingly beautiful melody inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic story “Lord of the Rings”. What do you think?

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Published Date: 25th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Barbara Hepworth 3D forms

 

We chose one of our observational sketches to inspire our abstract natural forms.  We learned a new skill of paper mache: 2 layers of newspaper and then cardboard additions to recreate features of the seed heads.  Finally we added a layer of tissue paper to even out the surface. Once dry, we chose natural and […]

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Published Date: 24th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

We’re mad about clocks.

 

Year 5 combined the work they’ve been doing in literacy with DT and art. We were also inspired by some of Dali’s work on surrealism.

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Published Date: 23rd May 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

DT Healthy Snack Bars

 

Year Six have enjoyed researching, designing, producing and evaluating our own healthy snack bars as alternatives to existing options. We tested a very basic recipe and weren’t very impressed so added our own ingredients to make them tastier and more appealing. With our target audience in mind, we designed eye-catching packaging and on Wednesday we […]

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Published Date: 21st May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6
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Tales from the Silk Road – Super Storyteller

 

Today, Year 3 had a surprise visitor – a storyteller, The Spirit of the Silk Road. They told us all about the wondrous journey that silk takes from worm to the luxurious fabric. Before we found out the truth, we had opportunity to imagine the creature that could have created such a beautiful thing. We […]

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Published Date: 10th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Artist of the term – Barbara Hepworth

 

This term, our artist Barbara Hepworth has proved to be very inspirational for Year 3. So far we have researched who she was,  what media she worked in and what she was inspired by.  We put this into a fact file in our sketchbooks. This week, we have been getting ready to move onto some […]

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Published Date: 2nd May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Knitting Club Latest

 

Knitting Club have been very busy, creating pouches, handwarmers, scarves and fingers puppets (Can you spot a cheeky one photobombing us whilst we were all working hard?) all using the wool that we had so generously donated to us!  We all have our preferred “knitting stance” as you can see from this photo, but we […]

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Published Date: 25th April 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog


 

Solar System Model

 

Have a look at our solar system model created by Teo in Y5

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Published Date: 18th April 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Learning to Illustrate in the Style of Quentin Blake

 

Last week, Year 3 read the poem The Trouble with My Brother, by one of our favourite poets Brian Patten. What a trouble that brother was too! This week, we are writing a short illustrated narrative inspired by this somewhat gruesome tale.  As we have been really enjoying the illustrations of Quentin Blake in our […]

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Published Date: 13th March 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Ahoy me hearties!

 

We have been doing lots of work on pirates in Nursery this half term. This has come from the children showing an interest in pirates before half term. We sat with the children and asked them what pirate things they would like to learn and do, we then made a mind map of ideas. These […]

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Published Date: 8th March 2018
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Beautiful assembly

 

Well we certainly had a treat today with Miss Wyatt and her friends performing for us! They played some music by a composer called J.S.Bach – it was incredible. Thank you Jo and Steve for visiting us 😃  

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


 

Mother’s Day cards

 

Look at our amazing Mother’s Day cards we have made! Aren’t they just a lovely bunch 😉

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Published Date: 6th March 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

World Book Day

 

We had a great World Book Day in Year 4. Here are some of our outfits-  W And here are some pictures of us reading with reception in the afternoon.  

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Published Date: 1st March 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

More alien puppets

 

Check out our amazing alien puppets.  

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Published Date: 28th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Knitting Club Latest

 

Here are two of knitting club’s latest creations! A pair of cosy hand warmers and a very cute mini-butterfly.  What will be next?

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Published Date: 27th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog


 

Escher Inspired Tessallation

 

Our artist of the term is M.C.Escher and we have been trying to recreate some of his tessallation artworks. We used a technique called “Nibble and Add on” to create our template, before imagining what our newly created shape could be. (Can you spot the mouse, the piranha and the dinosaur?)  It was a real […]

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Published Date: 27th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Alien Poetry – part 2

 

The last group performed their poem before we started planning our own poem.

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Published Date: 27th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

DT – puppet progress

 

Today we added our additional features to our puppets and started sewing around the outline before stuffing them! Look how amazing they look!

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Published Date: 26th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

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


 

Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog

 

Today was Chinese New Year and we learnt about the different things Chinese people do to celebrate their new year. It is the Year of the Dog this year and we watched the story of how each animal got its Year named after them. We also made some Tangram Dogs using 2D shapes.  

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Published Date: 16th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

DT – cutting out our aliens

 

Today we planned the ‘additional features’ for our aliens and cut out the outline. We drew our alien outline and carefully cut them out. We kept on referring back to our plans!  

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Published Date: 13th February 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

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