Saturday, August 15, 2015

todays buys

Local brocante today - picked up these two vintage school posters.

Monday, August 10, 2015

en vacances

On hols at the mo. Enjoying the searing heat of deepest darkest France. Latest brocante purchase - an old cast-iron sewing machine base. Not bad for €22. Have taken it apart to clean and titivate before reassembling with a wooden top.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


For some reason outlook is not letting me email photos to myself so that I can upload them (via my ipad) to this blog. It keeps saying I've exceeded my attachment limit when I know I've happily sent similar sized files before! I'll have to try and sort out an alternative way of doing things.
A shame, because there is a lot of great stuff being produced in school at the moment that I can't share.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Warhol & Tudors

Y6 have finished their self-portraits in the style of Andy Warhol.

And our Tudor real estate is nearing completion. Today we fixed the upper and lower storeys together and added the internal roof structures. Just the thatching to do. Hope it doesn't rain before next week!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


In y5 today we looked at the work of Piet Mondrian. We saw how his work progressed from being quite realistic  to completely abstract. We concentrated on the images he drew of trees. We had a go, using charcoal, to draw trees in a style somewhere in the middle! We drew lines and smudged them to try and show form and a sense depth. The ruler (30cm) gives a sense of the scale we worked at.

Monday, July 6, 2015


On a recent school trip to Hannover we stopped and admired sculptural works by Niki de Saint Phalle - such fantastic colours and exhuberant poses.

Meanwhile in school our y2 dinosaurs are nearing completion. It was a bit of a slog this morning but hopefully they will dry ok and we'll be putting in the pneumatic mechanisms, adding teeth, eyes etc. next week.