Friday, February 5, 2016


Doodles from my notebook. Trying out a new style - a bit more abstract/simplified. The first two are in 'honour' of the, shortly to kick off, '6 Nations' tournament.

Monday, February 1, 2016


Today in FS2, by pure chance(!), they were looking at Little Red Riding Hood!
We had a go at drawing reversible images - where Granny becomes the Big, Bad Wolf if you rotate her.
Nb. she has spots and bags under her eyes 'cos she's not well, even though she's putting a brave face on! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


It's out!!
My book is now available to buy!
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Y4 have painted their clay sculptures. We used a 'splodge' technique to achieve the colouration found on grey seals!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Y2's have been printing houses ready for collaging into mixed media 'Fire of London' pieces. Lots of 'woodwork' on this one!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


In y3, as a follow up to their pop-ups last week, we decided to sculpt some penguins (and seals) out of clay. We modelled the penguins around our thumbs! Dowels and broken lollipop sticks complete the look. We'll let them air-dry before painting.

love the modelling and detail of these back flippers.

Monday, January 18, 2016

bears cottage

In FS2 today we continued with our 'G & 3 bears' theme. Using simple origami we made the cottage 3d so that it could stand and have both an 'outside' and an 'inside'!
The idea can be adapted for many traditional tales - 3 little pigs, Handel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood etc. It can even be made to pop-up! 
This is the mock-up I did.