Awards Friday 18th September 2020

Each week children from each class will be presented with either a Teachers Award or a Spellers Award for that week.  We would normally celebrate this in school during an assembly but due to the guidelines we have to follow this is currently not possible.  So another way we are celebrating these achievements are to post them on to our website.  We hope you enjoy and are as proud as we are of these children.


Congratulations to: Arpan, Lucy, Navamanisha and Samson



Maddi, Leah-Louise, Noah, Emma and Angelina


Jaxon, Charlotte, Bao Yi, Irsla, Fariha and Cohen

Bubble Art

This week we have welcomed the children back into their new classes forming their bubbles. We have had a brilliant start to the year discussing the new systems in place and worries regarding coronavirus. We have settled into our bubbles and spoke about the importance of staying within our bubbles. This led into our first lesson; Bubble Art!

Clay Animals – final photos

Having painted and glazed our clay animals, we took them with us to our Forest School to photograph them in the wild!

Kelsey’s snake

Meerkat friends by Amy and Ophelia

Mythical griffins by Alice and Sarah

Marwa’s monkey

Laila’s Koala

Aleksandra’s owl

Matvejs’ crocodile


Lochlan’s crocodile

Clay Animals Part 1

In school, we have been exploring how texture can be shown on clay sculptures.  We began by looking at close up photos of feathers, fur, skin or scales of different creatures and making notes about what made the textures.

The next step was to try out different tools and techniques on a flat piece of clay to recreate these textures.

We rolled the clay into a rough sphere and then pressed down until we had a flat tile about a centimeter thick.

We used a combination of tools designed for working with clay, our fingers and improvised tools too.

We found that we needed to cut, press, smooth and indent to create all the effects that we wanted to recreate.

Our next step is going to be to let them dry and try out different paint effects.