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...
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...
Landing at Gold with Shakespeare.

Landing at Gold with Shakespeare.

During their topic of Shakespeare, Year 5 have researched and located the counties and rivers surrounding Shakespeare’s place of birth. They have then provided a map and the grid reference of key places in Shakespeare’s life. So if you’re interested in visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon it is worth checking with the Year 5. They know where to go! Joined up learning included geography, history, English and maths. Brilliant work Year...

Writing in History

Here are some examples of higher level boys’ writing across the year groups which has been inspired by their learning in History. Year 1 Year 4 Year 5 Year...
Historical Timelines

Historical Timelines

One of the key skills the children learn in History is to have a good chronological understanding.  Here is a selection of work based around timelines from each year group so you can see how this important skill develops throughout the school. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6...