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Summer Term 2021

The Whole School Art Project on Unity


Action shots of the whole school art project in Kestrel class - we loved creating our flowers to be placed on the Unity Tree.


Our KS2 Stone Age day!


To introduce our new history topic - 'Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age' - we started the term with a fabulous KS2 Stone Age day. In our class bubble, we created a chronological timeline (using a toilet roll!), designed cave paintings, used clay and sticks to make spears and, in Ashbeach Common, rose to the challenge of creating natural shelters. 

Forest School


Every Tuesday afternoon we go to Ashbeach Common and enjoy a Forest School session. As well as the usual excitement of den building and tree climbing we have also introduced some weekly activities linked to our 'Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age' theme.


20.04.2021 - Today we created a natural archaeology site which many of the children enjoyed. Some of the class tried wood whittling and decided (completely independently) to create stone age 'weapons' tied with string.


Art - Warhol, Kandinsky, Cave paintings


Our classroom is currently adorned with some beautiful artwork. The children have studied Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky and Stone Age cave paintings. Lots of artwork has been directly linked to the Year 5/6 Shape & Geometry maths objectives.

Summer Term 2020

We have been following ‘Draw with Rob’.







Jackson Pollock inspired art

Summer Term 2018

KS2  Forest School Day

Monday 2nd July KS2 spent the day in the common taking part in various activities that link to the science curriculum. Activities included: making mucky water and filtering it; den building; using pullies to lift buckets; making art with natural resources.


This week we have started to explore the technique of impressionism in our art lessons. Using Monet's Water Lilies for inspiration, we have began to create our own art work with pastels and water colours.

British Museum Trip

On Thursday 19th April we went on our rescheduled trip to London. We visited the British Museum to look at the Egyptian exhibits for our Theme work on Egyptians. We saw lots of interesting artifacts, including a real life Mummy.



Autumn Term 2017


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