Tuesday, April 29, 2014

friends, romans...

Back to school. In y4 the children have started to look at 'The Romans'. Therefore today we constructed legionaries using a simple card template. Each figure stands about 10cm tall and brandishes a thin wooden 'pilum'. They look quite good en masse.

Friday, April 11, 2014


We've finally come to the end of a very long term and are breaking up for a well-deserved Easter holiday. The children have created some fantastic artwork over the last few weeks that I'm frantically trying to display. This is a pic of some textile work done by our y3's. It's a combination of some printed cotton panels (for which the children made their own wooden printing blocks) and some tapestry work (inspired by a visit to our local Art gallery). I'm nailing (!) it all in place as staples just couldn't hack it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Fresh from the kiln, some of our y6 fish.

 And one of the completed papier mache celebration cakes. We obtained the colouring by applying coloured tissue paper as the final layer rather than use paint. A card crown and a bit of fancy ribbon finish it off perfectly.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

beach huts

I've been playing around with more clay and came up with a simple wooden plaque that features 3 ceramic beach huts. It measures around 15 by 10cm.

Quite pleased with how it turned out. Am thinking that I could repeat it using canvas board.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


This was our art room the other day as y5 finished off their papier mache, tiered, celebration 'cakes'! The children did tidy it up at the end. When they are dry I'll post some pics.

Meanwhile in y6, we glazed our (slab) fish sculptures. They are designed to be suspended, hence the hole in the top!

And finally, today in y4 we went a long way to completing our felt hats. This is the back view of one - on the front is a happy face!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


'following the catch'
Ink & pencil in sketchbook.