Curriculum News

Observational Drawings

Observational Drawings

The Swans have being doing observational drawings of migratory birds. This week we used magnifying glasses to look closely at the colour and texture of the feathers. We then used watercolour paints to paint over our sketches. The children used a variety of drawing...

3D Art

3D Art

This half term, the children are creating 3D Art. The children have investigated the possibilities of working with clay. The children were introduced to the story of Henry the Pebble and his Family. Miss Jones told the story and the children followed the story...

Clay Pebbles

Clay Pebbles

The year one children continued being artists this week, focusing on 3D art. The children used different coloured clays to decorate 3D forms. They manipulated clay to produce balls and coils. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

Firework Fun

Firework Fun

The children have been very busy creating fireworks. The children chose the colours they wanted and dripped the paint on to the circle tapping it on the side of the spinner. When they had selected the colours they put the lid on top and spun the spinner. When they...

Cross Country

Cross Country

On a very warm, but windy day in late October, 8 children represented the school in a cross country festival at the Royal Hospital School. Everyone did their best and our top girl came in 33rd! Well done to everyone!

Badminton Festival

Badminton Festival

On Wednesday 20th October, several from Woodpeckers and Owls took part in the Badminton Festival. They had a great time taking part in all the different activities and thank you to our Year 6 leaders for helping them on the day. [gallery...

U11 Girls / Boys Football

U11 Girls / Boys Football

On Thursday 7th October and Thursday 14th October, several children from KS2 took part in an U11 Football tournament at Whitton Sports Centre. They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience; great team spirit was shown and our wonderful girls' goalkeeper was awarded the...

Amazing Art

Amazing Art

This half term the children in Kingfishers Class have be investigating different textiles and learning new skills. The children have learnt to weave, mark - make, knot, take rubbings and fabric peg. The children have also enjoyed working with Brusho and seeing the...

Stone Age Pottery

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class have enjoyed learning about The Stone Age. In Art we have looked at Stone Age cave art, drawings and pottery. This week we made our own Stone Age pots and bowls and used natural objects to help make patterns on them....

Fantastic Fire Engines

Fantastic Fire Engines

The children have really enjoyed being designers this half term. They have learned how to design, make and evaluate their product. The children were given the challenge of building their own fire engine. The children were able to use tools safely and decide what they...

World War 2

World War 2

The Swans had a fantastic trip to Ipswich Museum where they took part in activities linked to life in WW2. After that, we went to 'The Shed' for an evacuee lunch! Whilst we were there, the photographer from the Ipswich Star came and took lots of lovely photos which...

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop

Swans recently had a visit from a published author, Lauren North.  She delivered a workshop where she demonstrated how a book starts with a blank page and ends up as a published novel. Lauren spoke about her own journey as an author; her perseverance with rejection...

Egyptian Art Work

Egyptian Art Work

As part of the Owls topic based on the Ancient Egyptians, the children created some portraits.  They also used modelling clay to make canopic jars! These were then displayed in our class museum.  The children were really proud of their creations. [gallery...

Fabric Resist

Fabric Resist

The children continued being artists and working with textiles. Today the children used different tools and techniques to produce a fabric resist piece of work. The children used textured surfaces to produce effective rubbings. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

Stone Age Cave Art

Stone Age Cave Art

This half term the children in Woodpecker class have been learning about The Stone Age. In Art, we have been looking at prehistoric cave art. Stone age cave art consisted mainly of hunter gatherers, bush men and animals. The children used tracing paper to help them...

Art Textiles

Art Textiles

The children continued being artists and working with textiles. The children explored marks and patterns using oil pastels on white strips of fabric. The children applied Brusho over their marked strips. Great artwork Kingfishers. [gallery...

A Day Out in London!

A Day Out in London!

On Wednesday 30th September, Owls and Swans took the coach to London to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich (the children were fascinated by Nelson's bloodstained uniform!)  and then onto see the new Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cinderella. Everyone had a great time and...

A Sense of Mass in Art

A Sense of Mass in Art

The Swans have been learning how to use contour lines to create a sense of mass in art. They then applied different tea/coffee mixes over different media such as wax crayons and handwriting pens using a feather!

Wheels, Axles and Chassis

Wheels, Axles and Chassis

This week the children became designers again. The children were asked to explore wheels, axles and chassis. The children were able to explain what wheels, axles and chassis were. They also created their own prototypes to show different ways of attaching wheels, axles...

WW2 Blitz Art

WW2 Blitz Art

The Swans have been learning about the artist Henry Moore. They experimented with different media trying to replicate his style. Media such as wax crayons, water soluble pencils, watercolour paint and Hb sketch pencils were used to create the sense of fear and...

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping

As part of their writing, Swans children created mind maps to represent different parts of the story, this was to help them organise their work.  They used watercolour paints to illustrate the different emotions Olive (the main character of the story) was feeling at...

Weaving Textiles

Weaving Textiles

The children in Kingfishers Class became artists for the afternoon. The children thought about what art was and the children were asked to investigate weaving materials and processes. The children used red, orange and yellow material linking to the Great Fire of...

Share This