We have take part in a wide range of Art Activites as part of Jubilee Week - click here to found out more
Story telling Week
During national story telling week the children have heard some traditional tales, with a twist, from different members of staff. They have also had the opportunity to watch a real puppet show, and learn about puppetry from Puppet Tree, who perform puppet shows at St Deny’s Church on the first Sunday of every month.
In addition, each class had an online story telling session, which involved listening and discussing a story, singing and music.
On Thursday, the children made their own puppets and then they retold a traditional tale using their own puppets. Some classes used puppet theatres to do this, whilst others created their own scenery.
The Art Council visited the classes and they reported back saying that:
Reception class – Collete really enjoyed creating the tongue and snipping the hair of her hand puppet. She says it was a ten out of ten time.
Year 1 – Lilly loved puppet making and it was very fun. She loved using lots of different colours on her spoon puppet.
Year 2 – Milo enjoyed sequencing a story and making the Princess and the pea characters from card and fabric for their stick puppet. It was a fun day.
Year 3 – Jacob – We made finger puppets. I think making puppets is good because it makes everyone happy.
Year 4 Scarlett – We made glove puppets. Everyone had enjoyed the day because the learning is different and very very fun and enjoyable. Everyone had a smile on their face.
Year 6 – In Year 6 the children had to saw wood to make their puppet frame. Matilda- It was really fun to work as a group and create a show together.
Story Telling Week
Working with a local potter
On Tuesday, Newton class were really lucky to work with Sue, a potter, who talked to the children about how she makes her own work and how to work with clay. The children then made some wonderful dragon eyes, guided by her expertise. It was a most enjoyable afternoon and the children produced some excellent sculptures.
Year 5 - Greek Pots
In history, Year 5 have been learning about The Greeks. They have learnt about different Greek Gods and have written some brilliant stories based on a demi God character, inspired by the book - Percy and The Lightening Thief. They also attended a virtual workshop on-line with The British History Museum to learn how the Ancient Greeks lived. In addition. they created their own Greek Temples, which were dedicated to their favourite Gods and made Greek Vases. It was a really enjoyable and exciting topic.
Year 5 - Painting with a local artist
Year 5 created some still life paintings with local artist, Katherine Jennings. They learnt how to draw the flowers by looking at the different shapes and then how to use water colour paints. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and said it was calming, they learnt lots of facts about art and fun.