Friday, November 21, 2014


Yet another card 'design' - footy team selfies.

At the prices I'm considering charging (£2 each or 3 for £5) I can't go overboard with detail and colour on my cards otherwise they would take far too long. Remember that these cards are all hand-drawn, so for an original, unique piece of art they're a bargain! Once the cost of materials, envelopes, cellophane wrappers etc, not to mention time, have been taken into account I'm unlikely to be able to retire on the profits. Would you charge more?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mural and cards

A quick pic of a mural I'm currently in the process of painting in our FS2. I went for simple, bright graphics rather than a 'realistic' representation.

And I hadn't realised what a variety of 'designs' I've created on my hand-drawn cards until I began to sort them into groups today! I've obviously done a lot more of some designs than others.

Must start trying to sell some.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Romans and tigers

Y4 made some clay relief sculptures the other day. Using simple rolled slabs they created and assembled shaped pieces to represent Roman legionaries.

Today the y1's drew tigers. They had a go before following step by step instructions to draw several variations.

We then looked at Rousseau's 'Tiger in a Storm' before drawing our own large pictures of a tiger hiding in the long grass.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Y4 have been completing their mosaic pieces by grouting them. 

Once they've dried we'll seal them with a coat of PVA. The idea is to use/give them as coasters.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


It was y2's turn to weave today! We started by threading up our looms before embarking on the tricky task of creating stripey bookmarks! There was a lot of unravelling of mistakes so hopefully they'll be completed in time for Xmas!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Following on from their leaves last week, our y1's did some more weaving. And as they are currently looking at the book 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' it seemed apt to weave tigers!

We added extra stripes, claws, grass etc. to further enhance them.

Our ceramic poppies were very favourably commented on today and about 2/3 of them were taken away in return for donations to the RBL. Shall have to check tomorrow how much was actually raised. The remaining ones will be available for the next few days before finding a suitable home in our forest area.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Today we planted our ceramic poppies to form an avenue that parents and guests will walk down tomorrow when they attend our y5/6 remembrance service. The idea is that afterwards when they are leaving they will choose a poppy and give a small donation that will go to the Royal British Legion.

We managed to produce over 300! Not quite on a par with the Tower of London but the proceeds will end up in the same place.