A big thank you to all the children, parents, grandparents and friends, who contributed to the ‘Big Weave’. All the weaving samples have been assembled together, to create a beautiful wall hanging, which is now displayed in our school hall.
In the Foundation Stage we have been painting our favourite birds using water colour paints. We observed and copied photographs of the birds, thinking carefully about their shape, form and colour. We will be making more drafts to improve our technique and skill with a variety of media of our own choice.
This half term we will be covering the work of Richard Wagner in music lessons. More specifically ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. Last week we looked at Leitmotifs and in particular: upwards scale (rising), three note tunes and trills (wobbles). The children had a great time experimenting with the different types of musical instruments and […]
Recently we have revisited work on 2d shapes and pattern. First we shared the story of ‘Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh’, by Nick Sharratt, looking at patterns of spots and stripes. Following on from this, we then looked at the concentric circle paintings by the Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Then we drew and painted […]
In Art this half term, we have been learning to create self portraits. So, in Forest School this week we have been applying our new skills to create self portraits from natural materials. Take a look …
Children and their families engaged in weaving with enthusiasm and skill. Some have learnt a new skill and others have revisited one they learnt a long time ago! Their collaborative work is taking shape. If you wish to add to this creative piece please ask Mrs. George. There are still weaving boards to be completed.
This half term we are looking at the idea of adventure in music. To do this we have been looking at the ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg which depicts the adventures of Peer Gynt. So far the children have appraised the piece through listening activities and have represented this through […]
We have been involved and concentrating creating our self-portraits using outdoor equipment. We used our knowledge of features of a human face to make our representations. Look at our outcomes in our outdoor exhibition.
Today, year 5/6 had the fantastic experience of painting a African mask, based on the dan tribe from the Ivory Coast. The mask can be worn as a helmet or crest. We used a dowel tool to create the dot work. We chose our colours carefully, considering their spiritual significance. White represents spirit, red represents […]
The month of march saw a very exciting dance competition at school as the children from year six: donned outfits; created personas and danced the morning away in true strictly fashion. Watched by families, the children did their best impressions of professional dancers and as a result of many hours of training managed to put […]
This term in art, year 3 and 4 have been learning about painting skills. First, we learned how to create secondary and tertiary colours from primary colours. Then, we looked at warm and cold colours. Finally, we investigated how colours opposite one another on the colour wheel are complimentary.
Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]
This term, we have been learning about nature in art. Today, we learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and how he created sculptures from natural materials. We even went outside and had a go ourselves! Take a look at our photos.
Throughout World Cup Week we have all been practising a specially written song, Go for Goal! We performed it as a whole school in our celebration assembly on Friday. We sounded pretty amazing. Take a look …
The children have deepened their knowledge and understanding of the process and technique of wet felting. Now they have enhanced their work, using the technique of needle felting, to add detail and pattern.
The children in the Foundation Stage have enjoyed sharing and exploring the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’, by Julia Donaldson. They have used this story for inspiration, as they produce beautiful water colour paintings.
The staff have been involved and concentrating as they attempt to master the art and skill of wet felting. They persevered and were very determined to achieve a visual and textural piece of art, in just one hour!
As part of the year 6 topic this term, we have been creating our very own silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes, with an art focus of refining our drawing skills. Check out just some of the impressive results below!
This week in Year 1, we have been focusing on mixing primary shades and tones. We started with our observational drawings of the Taj Mahal; we looked at lots of different pictures from different angles. Then we moved on to shading the background with watercolours using different tones. We even linked our writing to this […]