Tuesday, June 30, 2009

school trip

School trip day today - purely educational of course - there just happened to be a few rides at the place we went to! On the way home one of my students drew in my notebook - his favourite subject, a dinosaur. Not bad for an 8 year old- on a moving bus!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

arty science

Today, post-inspection we went a bit creative in science. To cover forces, pushes & pulls - we applied the same to a lump of clay each. We'll let them dry and then paint (or not). It enabled the kinaesthetic learners to engage a bit more and allowed the creatives to explore things away from the printed page. Oh, and we thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

Almost coral-like this piece. I can feel some 'temporary' metal paperclip sculptures coming on when we get to using magnets.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Sorry for anyone who keeps tabs on this blog - I've been a little tardy in posting - we've had a big inspection at school (anyone who knows about the UK education system will know exactly what I'm on about). It ended today!!

Managed to get a couple of photos of the y2 displays in our school - I wish they'd ease up so the rest of us can try to at least emulate them!

They've got a bit of a seaside theme going on at the moment and model lighthouses seem to be springing up all over school.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

gymnastic sculpture

Managed to get thus far with our large papier mache sculptures in art club. Maybe another layer will do it and then we can paint! This shows one figure doing a 'crab', supported by another seated.

In y3 today we looked at paintings by William Powell Frith. Over the next 3 weeks or so we are aiming to create pictures in a similar vein. Started off by sketching crowds of stylised people using overlaps. This pic shows a before and then an after (instruction & input) sketch.