Wednesday, January 27, 2016


It's out!!
My book is now available to buy!
Please follow the link below to check it out;


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.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

bears & flags

In FS2 they have begun to look at traditional tales. First up is 'Goldilocks...' so we had a go at drawing bears using simple shapes.

In Y1 they are looking at Britain & the monarchy. So we created a Union flag from images of things that we considered reminded us of Britain - the different native animals, famous landmarks, flowers, people etc. You might be able to spot a London bus, the Queen and a teacup. (Nb. Some of the pics were done by the adult helpers!)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

the dark side!

Have gone and done it - I've signed up to the behemoth that is Facebook. I've finally decided that it's probably the best way to promote any work that I do. Although my blog does get read (thankyou!), more people interact with FB and it's an easier platform to share and respond to the work of others.
Suffice to say, any future posts on here might be even more few and far between than previously.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


As I type this my book has gone to print! It should be available to buy in a couple of weeks at the most. Fingers crossed we manage to sell some! 

Don't worry. As soon as I know the link I'll post it!

the really little ones!

Today is the day I venture down amongst the little people - our 3 yr olds!
We had a go at drawing and naming shapes (using dots to guide us) and then decided what we could make from them. We added lots of detail whilst concentrating on pencil grip, language skills etc.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

simple perspective

In y4 today we looked at perspective. Using the simple format of a box frame with diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines we were able to create different room, land and cityscapes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A is for ...

Penguins, polar bears and seals! Today in y3 we drew these 'cos it's been snowing and is very cold! They are also, next week, going to be starting a 'topic' all about cold places. We looked online for pictures so we could add more detail.