Art & Design

Woodpeckers Share Their Creative Skills With Their Parents!

by | 2 Feb 2018 | Art & Design, Woodpeckers

Friday 2nd February  was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work during their sharing afternoon. The children have been learning about portraits in Art and have learnt how to draw a self-portrait as well as portraits of other people. The children were keen to pass on the skills they had developed and decided they wanted […]

Woodpeckers Enjoy ‘Junk Modelling’ The Great Wall of China.

by | 2 Feb 2018 | Art & Design, Geography, Woodpeckers

This term The Woodpeckers have been learning about China. They have sampled Chinese chocolate and learnt facts about Beijing. They did lots of learning based on The Great Wall of China and brought in junk modelling materials to build their own wall! The children had lots of fun working as a team to build their […]

Singing at the O2!

by | 2 Feb 2018 | Art & Design, Extracurricular, Owls, Swans, Trips

On Monday 29th January, Mrs Marshall, Mrs Bilner and Mrs Martin accompanied 20 children to the O2 in London where they joined approximately 7,700 other children to take part in the Young Voices choir.  After practising for many months in school and an afternoon of rehearsals at the O2, they performed their songs to a […]

Leaf Confetti

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Art & Design, Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers

In craft club the children collected leaves to make leaf confetti. The children ripped the leaves in to small pieces to create the confetti. The children used their confetti to create the hedgehog’s spikes.  

Fantastic Fireworks

by | 11 Nov 2017 | Art & Design, History, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about Fireworks this week. The Year One children have really enjoyed learning about The Gunpowder Plot in History and the Reception children have been using their creative skills  to produce lovely firework pictures using a salad spinner and their fingers.  


by | 7 Jul 2017 | Art & Design, Extracurricular, Owls, Science, Trips

On Friday 14th July, the Owls class visited the Latitude Festival. For the first part of the day we explored the Kids’ Area, where we took part in art and craft activities, painted our faces, handled snakes and had our faces painted. We then split into two groups. Mr Wheals’ group took part in a Science […]

Arts Week – Day 5 & Exhibition

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today was a day of finishing off our art work and preparing for the exhibition. There are now several boards in the school hall, all adorned with art work, pictures, photographs and children’s writing. The school hall will be open tomorrow between 10.30am & 4.00pm tomorrow  so visitors can come and see the art work […]

Arts Week – Day 4

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today Kingfishers and Woodpeckers joined together again to produce the foreground and background for their final group piece. They used sponges and paintbrushes to print and dab sky and bush patterns using different colours. This afternoon they have looked at a variety of paintings by Gainsborough and answered questions as a group by thinking about the context […]

Arts Week Day 3

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

Today the Owls class started creating their own versions of Constable’s ‘The Haywain’ ready for the exhibition at the end of the week. The children had to select the medium of their choice, from sketching pencils, oil pencils, watercolour paint and collage, to recreate the picture. Swans class looked at a number of paintings by […]

Christchurch Mansion

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers

Today the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class visited Christchurch Mansion. The workshops and activities were based around one of Constable’s paintings, ‘The Mill Stream’. The children used their imagination and creative skills to interpret the painting in different ways within their activities. There was a music and movement workshop where the children used instruments […]

Arts Week – Day 2

by | 6 Jun 2017 | Art & Design

The Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class joined together again to create seasonal trees. The children worked in groups to create a tree. They mixed the paints to make different colours. They painted leaves using their fingerprints. They used this technique to finish their individual tree. The Owls practised mark making using different media. The four media […]

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