William Shakespeare

To celebrate the approaching  Shakespeare Week the  organisers, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, have launched a Shakespeare portrait competition for 2020’s with an Art and Design theme. Primary school children aged 11 and under to create their very own portrait of William Shakespeare for a chance to win fabulous prizes! The winning child’s artwork being exhibited at The Lowry, in Greater Manchester. Pupils at St.Andrew’s Primary School in their art lesson have been creating their own portraits for the competition. The competition enable pupils to use their skills and knowledge that they have learned in their art lessons to create their own work of art. Pupils were also able to learn extra skills to complete the task to a high level. An essential part of the Art curriculum states that pupils are equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Pupils were also taught the history of William Shakespeare and the effect he had on the history of our country.  Having a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past. This links in well to the history curriculum. A selection of these portraits from each year group are shown below. Year 2          Year 3       Year 4      Year 5           Year 6           Children have until 31 January 2020 to enter their artwork. Full details are available on the Shakespeare Week...

Planets

Today saw Miss Taylor’s Year 5 class learning about about planets in our Solar System. An essential part of their learning involved the making of a piece of artwork showing the order from the sun. The order of the planets from closest to the Sun outwards is; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  ...

Fairground ride Junk Models

We have been looking at a variety of ways to join materials and created our own amazing fairground rides. Which ride can you recognise from our...
Firework Safety

Firework Safety

We have been so excited by firework night and using this to inspire some lovely creative work. Here are our loose part bonfire pictures: We listened to Fireman Sam give us lots of tips about being safe at bonfire night and around fireworks. We decided to share this information in our safety posters:  ...

The Deep

The visit to The Deep allowed Year Two children to inspire in various curriculum subjects while enjoying their time exploring this spectacular aquarium. Art and Design allows pupils to explore their ideas,recording their experiences by producing creative work. English allows pupils to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Pupils first-hand experiences of science while exploring The Deep provides the pupils with a foundation for understanding the world. The Deep allows pupils to gain a curiosity and fascination about the world which links to...
When there’s wind make wind spinners!

When there’s wind make wind spinners!

Today the children created wind spinners using their cutting skills to cut out a circle and follow the lines inside to create a spiral shape. We encouraged using good maths vocabularly to describe the shape and sizes. The children then decorated thier cretions before we went outside to see how they moved in the...