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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


 

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


 

The Iron Man meets Artist of the term Gustav Klimt

 

After reading Chapter 3 where the Iron Man is trapped under ground and a hill forms over the top of him, the Kagan tables created a group mixed media piece to represent this part of the story. To add the colours and textures we were inspired by The Tree of Life by Gustv Klimt.  We […]

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Published Date: 13th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Rene Magritte artwork

 

Linked to our text ‘Through the magic mirror’ we have done some Rene Magritte artwork. Look how fabulous it is!

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Published Date: 13th June 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

The Iron Man – Art and classic text project – Chapter 1 and 2

 

For our first two weeks of this term , the new Year 3 have been working on a classic text and art project.  We have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and really enjoying creating our project? We started by reading chapter 1 where the Iron Man is first described. We used charcoal […]

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


 

Transition has happened!!

 

We have all transitioned and have our new classes. We are making our new PATHs badges 👍🏽

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


 

Textile Final Pieces

 

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Published Date: 25th May 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog


 

Hot and cold colour paper weaving

 

We learned about hot and cold colours and then used a wet paper technique to create sheets of each colour. We then carefully drew lines on the back to cut the paper into strips. After learning the under/over technique for weaving, we could choose how to combine our strips. Next week we’ll be trying to […]

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Published Date: 18th May 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

The Volcano is…… A Poem

 

After reading The Sea ( in which the poet describes the sea as a hungry dog) we decided to write our own metaphor poem about the volcano.  We studied videos of volcanos and made a list of descriptive phrases in our draft book.  We then thought about what it reminded us of, chose one and […]

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Published Date: 16th May 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Easter egg fest

 

Look at these amazing Easter eggs designed by the children.

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Published Date: 24th April 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Toys in Space

 

We have made labels for all our ‘cuddles’! We have absolutely loved Toys in Space by Mini Grey.

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


 

Design and Technology – Final boxes

 

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Published Date: 5th April 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

D&T – moving Easter cards

 

Today we explored and planned how to make a moving Easter card! The end product is fabulous. Happy Easter, we hope it’s EGG-CELLENT ONE 🐥🐣

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Published Date: 4th April 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Happy Mothers Day

 

Weve had a lovely morning designing our Mother’s Day cards. Hope you love them ❤️

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Published Date: 24th March 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Clarinet Concert – Monday 27th March 2017

 

Year 4 and Electives Clarinet Concert 27 March 2017 Just a quick reminder that on Monday 27th March 2017 at 9:15 am there will be an opportunity for Year 4 and the electives from Year 5 and 6 to perform their clarinet pieces in their first concert of the year.  We hope you can join us!

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Published Date: 13th March 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Tudor Galleons – tone drawings

 

We were so interested in Tudor galleons after yesterday’s sketching session, that we wanted to try using another media to capture their features.  Using charcoal to show tone, we learned to start at the top (so we didn’t smudge our work – or get covered in charcoal dust!) and we were shown how to use […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 4


 

Tudor Galleons – line drawing

 

Our new text for the half term is Drake’s Drummer Boy and it is an adventurous sea story set in Tudor times. We thought we’d better find out about the types of ship it might involve so we collected images of Tudor-era galleons.  We then used our observation and sketching skills to record the key […]

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Published Date: 6th March 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 4


 

Arabella the story teller

 

Arabella the story teller came to read to Year 2 today. We read one of our favourite stories, jack and the beanstalk.  

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Published Date: 3rd March 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Performing Poems

 

Today, we had a chance to show off our performance skills.  After watching Michael Rosen performing his own poem, we were inspired to use expression and gestures when we performed poems such as Overheard on a Saltmarsh and The Great Galactic Ghoul.

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