Category Archives: Arts blog

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Nomansland inspired art

 

Take a look at some of our Paul Nash inspired artwork. The artwork is inspired by the work Nash created on WW1 as well as the work year 5 are doing in class on nomansland and WW1.

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


 

Y6 Shelters with electric lights

 

Year six had a creative day today, constructing shelters we have designed. To link with our science and improve the comfort of these bomb shelters, we included electric lighting, complete with handmade switches. We worked really cooperatively with our partners and followed our designs, making adjustments and improvements along the way if necessary. We used […]

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Published Date: 12th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 6
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Working Together We Can Make the World a Better Place!

 

Another brilliant effort by Mrs Baker and Year 4.  What a message! 

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Published Date: 11th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Finished trenches

 

Take a look at some of our finished trenches:-)            

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Published Date: 8th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

KS2 Lego Club

 

Key Stage 2 Lego club has been lots of fun so far this half term. We are currently 7th in the national leader board of 79 schools (Tiverton Key Stage 1 are FIRST!) If anyone would like to vote, every week the top twenty are placed on a poll here- https://www.kidswithbricks.com/leaderboard and you simply click on […]

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Published Date: 5th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Lego Club


 

A great start to building trenches.

 

Take a look at us getting stuck into building our WW1 trenches.

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Published Date: 5th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Expanding monsters

 

We have been working really hard with our place value in maths and to finish our unit we made expanding monsters. Take a look but beware, they’re scary…

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Published Date: 5th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Popocatapetl was a big volcano

 

Year 4 have been learning a very tricky song, including ostinato, about a very trickily named Mexican volcano. Popocatapetl!

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


 

Thought tracking

 

A great grammar lesson today as we explored how to use relative clauses through freeze frames and thought tracking.

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


 

Arts Council Collection

 

We had a fantastic visit from artist Benny Semp at  BMAG, who visited and worked with year 5 to explore the Arts Council Collection and what a great session it was.

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Published Date: 13th September 2018
Category: Arts blog, Year 5


 

Entry point – categorising animals and making animal masks

 

Today we were introduced to our new topic, animals! We started off by categorising different animals then we made animal masks!  

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Published Date: 7th September 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – DT project fun

 

We began our exciting new project by gathering our knowledge about kites.  We then learned about all the different features such as keel, sail, tail and spars. We then got to grips with simple paper-only kite making. Just look at them fly. We then tested out different materials for our sail and kite shapes, before […]

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Published Date: 20th July 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4
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Eagle Clay Tiles

 

Over the last two weeks, we have created observational pastel sketches of eagles to get a more thorough understanding of the features of the birds. We then zoomed in on specific aspects: the talons, the beak, the feathers, the eye, and carefully used line only to record the details.  These drawings formed the base of […]

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Published Date: 28th June 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

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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Keyboard concert

 

I was extremely proud of the class today as they performed amazingly in their keyboard concert.

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Published Date: 11th May 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS1 blog, Year 2


 

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