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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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

Andy Goldsworthy Art

 

Today we braced the cold and went outside and made some environmental art just like Andy Goldsworthy! It was freezing!

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


 

Claude Monet – Artist of the Term

 

Our whole school art focus this term is Claude Monet.  Year 4 have been learning about Monet and his part in the Impressionism art movement.

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Published Date: 7th February 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 4
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Science – Woodland habitats

 

Children designed their own woodland habitats today with 3D animals.

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Published Date: 2nd February 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Science Blog, Year 2


 

It’s Up To Me To Choose

 

Here is the recording of the song “It’s Up To Me To Choose” that Mrs Baker has taught and recorded with KS2 last week. Have a listen Song taught from the Singing Connections resource.

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Published Date: 26th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

 

On Tuesday year one had some special visitors – real ballerinas! They showed us how they learn to perform ballet. We practised pointing our toes. Ballerinas stand with their feet together. We even had to put the soles of our feet together. It made our legs ache! They came from the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Have […]

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Published Date: 18th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, sports blog, Year 1


 

Elmer – it’s ok to be different

 

We had a wonderful time today watching an Elmer performance from an amazing theatre company. It’s ok to be different, embrace it!

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Published Date: 9th January 2017
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 1, Year 2


 

Claude Monet

 

We learnt about Claude Monet today and have started painting his garden.

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


 

Art in Year 3

 

This term, we have been learning about the artist and fashion designer, Issey Miyake. We experimented with the different materials and artistic styles used by this artist (including origami!) and then chose an item of fashion to design and make in the style of Issey Miyake. After careful research and planning, we created our final […]

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Published Date: 13th December 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 3


 

Christmas cheer

 

We are loving celebrating and getting ready for Christmas in Year 2, it’s certainly ‘jingle all the way’ for us 🎄

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Published Date: 7th December 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Uh oh! Mrs Burton isn’t going to be happy…

 

look what Erik has done… he has hidden all the maths books and put out maths puzzles for the children this morning!

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Published Date: 7th December 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Christmas Clues

 

Preparations are well underway in Year 4 for this year’s Christmas performance.  Here is a sneak preview of some of our characters. I wonder what it will be about…

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Published Date: 5th December 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

George’s marvellous medicine

 

Wow we had the most amazing travelling to the theatre by train and going The Alex theatre to watch George’s Marvellous Medicine. The show was great and we even had a special visitor come with us too, Mrs Rahul 😝

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Published Date: 30th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Tuesday mornings=keyboards

 

We are becoming natural keyboard players. Year 2 are working so hard on Tuesday mornings in their keyboard lessons.  

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Published Date: 29th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Calligraphy Artist

 

Renowned calligraphy artist, Haji Noor Deen visited us at Tiverton all the way from China, and what an experience it was. Haji Noor joined us this morning during our assembly, to tell us a little about the world of Islamic calligraphy and boy were we hooked. He later worked with both year 5 & 6, […]

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Published Date: 28th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 6


 

Chinese calligrapher

 

We had the most amazing assembly to start a Monday morning, we had a famous visitor from China that did calligraphy in Arabic and Chinese. He spoke in Chinese and had a translator to help us understand what he was saying. He called up children to copy his writing. They were amazing!!

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Published Date: 28th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Issey Miyake artist/designer of the term

 

After learning about influential  Japanese designer Issey Miyake and his innovative pleating and folding techniques.

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Published Date: 28th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4
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Finished products

 

We had a lovely festive day yesterday making own hoops 🎄

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Published Date: 24th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Christmas has arrived in Year 2

 

Its official… Christmas has started in year 2, we spent the morning making our Christmas hoops ready to go up next Friday in the hall. We used pine cones and made snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeers! We had so much listening to Christmas music 🎄

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Published Date: 23rd November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Never Forget

 

Last week we learned a little bit about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy.   Mrs Hyde Showed us a lovely animation from CBeebies and if you go to this web address http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cbeebiesgrownups/entries/90ec00fc-1f65-3ee6-90f6-df81e52c4a10 you will be able to find more information about it.   We know now that soldiers died a long time […]

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Published Date: 20th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

Knitting progress!

 

Today, Zayden finished his first glove! What do you think?

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Published Date: 16th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, Year 6


 

Lest we forget

 

Today we made poppies and completed our 2 minutes silence for Armistice day. We learnt about Remembrance Day and how and why it is celebrated every year. The children were extremely respectful and I was a very proud teacher ☺️  

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Published Date: 11th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Firework Pictures

 

We had to use our fine motor skills, our imagination and lots of patience for this. First of all we watched a video of the fireworks at Himley Hall and we left the firework videos running in the background on You Tube – some of them were quite spectacular, especially the ones taken around the […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception