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...

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...
Project Genesis: Endangered Animal Card Project

Project Genesis: Endangered Animal Card Project

Project Genesis: Endangered Animal Cards The children were challenged to investigate the plight of endangered animals and to create a pop up card to represent their choice of animal. The cards were so fantastic and the care that each child has taken has been heart warming. Children have included poems and prayers that they have created which echo our School’s Christian values of love, respect and the need to protect the beautiful gift of the world that we share. Cards have been displayed proudly around our school and some are also being posted to animal welfare organisations, schools other agencies to share our wonderful message of love, care and need for protection of these beautiful...

Music

Autumn 2018- children in the Department of Excellence have been busy combining DT, English and Music. Year 3- Have created instruments and evaluated how successful they are. Year 4/5- Children had a class vote and selected their favourite song to appraise. Here are some excellent examples of what children can hear and what their opinions are of the...
Dazzle Delights!

Dazzle Delights!

Dazzle is a fun time at the end of the week when we try something new or practise something exciting. Here are some of the exciting Dazzle activities we have done so far: Balance beam PE problem Solving: Creating our own balance course. The children noticed that that the blocks could be moved to creating different letters and they worked together to build and test the different letter courses that they could make. They used their arms to keep balance. We are all special and unique! We have been looking at the story of Elmer the elephant. Elmer was a unique patchwork coloured elephant. We are also unique and we explored the different colours we created by mixing them to create our own unique sponge printed elephants. We talked about how we all have different likes and dislikes and that many of us have things that we are good at. Elmer’s super power was the ability to make people happy. We shared what we thought was our super powers and decorated super hero masks.         Pizza Making : The county we have been learning about this term is Italy. Children have been encouraged to use the reply Ciao! when replying to the register and we have made some super yummy pizza.  ...
History Homework

History Homework

Here are just some of the fantastic examples of history homework from throughout the school.  Children used their research, DT and English skills to help them complete this task. This homework was set over the Summer holidays to excite the children about the topics they will be studying in their new year groups and to give them a starting point for their learning. Thank you for all the effort put in to this...