Our Creative Curriculum
This term we are trialling the beginning of our more ‘Negotiated’ style curriculum. Our overarching topic is ‘Raging Rivers’. This has allowed us to make links between our Geography Rivers study, our Art Sea project and English Shire study.
Below are just some of the exciting activities we have been involved in. We have been able to develop new skills and knowledge creatively as the projects have evolved, developing more independence, knowledge, skills and understanding.
Rainbow Day - what a colourful time!
Today children have enjoyed developing running stitch skills using blinks and embroidery threads. After a couple of knotty situations we are really improving our skills. We have also enjoyed learning about toys of the past and create some wonderful purple feather collages for a whole school Rainbow Angel art creation.
World War Rationing
Pupils enjoyed making a ration style soup using vegetables and stock. They understand more about how food was limited during WWII and that ration books were used to control individual food portions.
Live Music.....not a thing of the distant past
Year 6 enjoyed a fabulous morning of live music as part of our musical workshop morning. They were treated to a host of music from across the decades and some Disney classics. We used body percussion to keep tempo and even got the chance to play with the band on guitar.
School Nurse Visit - We scrub up well!
Year 6 are getting to grips with their personal hygiene. The school nurse reminded us of the importance of keeping our bodies healthy with daily care essentials. We even got to examine headlice under a magnifying glass!!!
Year 6 are enjoying creating their own Daily Mike sing with Mr Parkin our music specialist. We’ve had to learn some tricky chords but are beginning to crack it!
Children have enjoyed working with watercolours to create this exciting observational pictures. They took inspiration from Warhol’s digital art to captured these great photographically art pieces and paint this detailed leave pictures.
We have worked collaboratively to create some magnificent volcanic structures that we hope to use to create a live volcanic like reaction in! Keep posted to see their progress - paper macheing takes a long time!