Chair design.

In DT, Year 6 have been designing chairs with the aim for them to be sold at John Lewis online.

Pupils were asked to design chairs appealing to one of the following customers:

  • Student 18 -21 years old. A multi-purpose chair (it is their only chair in their one-room accommodation)
  • A…
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3SA make Egyptian necklaces

3SA made their Egyptian necklaces this week in DT with Mrs Amelia and Mrs Holdaway. The necklaces are inspired by Ancient Egypt and designed for a 'summer fashion collection.' They had to be appealing to their target customers; Egyptian themed; robust and functional; constructed to a high standard…

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Egyptian style

In Design Technology (textiles) this term, Year 3 have become young fashion designers!

Ancient Egypt is back in fashion. Pupils have been commissioned to design and make necklaces inspired by Ancient Egypt for a summer fashion collection.

The commission specified that the necklace is…

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Chair design

In Design Technology this term, Year 6 have been commissioned by a well know online department store to design a chair. Pupils have chosen their target customer and have considered the most important elements of a chair design.  Both classes decided strength and being able to hold a person’s…

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The Lost Things

Just before the half-term holidays, Year 5 finished making their ‘Lost Thing’ abstract sculptures. The pupil’s work was inspired by Shaun Tan’s picture book ‘The Lost Thing’, their own observational drawings of natural form objects and sculptures by the artist Grayson Perry. Like Grayson Perry,…

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I'm watching you!

Year 3 have been bringing inanimate objects to life with a pair of googly eyes within a fun, one-off lesson at the end of a busy term one. Pupils have been learning basic photography throughout this term. They have learnt about: orientation; composition and frame; focal point; focus; different…

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Year 1 drawing

Year 1 have learnt a new word this week – observation! Pupils have been looking very closely at toy animals and have produced some wonderful observational drawings using colour pencils. This task required a great deal concentration by the pupils.

Please see the drawings in the gallery…

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Observational drawing

Year 6 have produced wonderful A2 observational drawings of cultural objects using charcoal and white chalk. Pupils have been taking time to observe the real-life objects closely and adjusting to working on a large scale. Working in monochrome, the emphasis has been on creating a variety of tones,…

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Reception make pop-up pictures

Reception classes have been practising their fine-motor skills again over the last two weeks. Pupils have been constructing pop-up pictures of animals. They have been learning about tabs, designing, colouring, cutting out and sticking. This was a challenging task and Year R have worked very hard.…

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Year 6 are monsters!

A group of Year 6 pupils have been using their imagination this week and have created some monsters! Using the work of artists Shaun Tan and John Kenn Mortensen as inspiration, the group have used dip pen and Indian ink and colour pencils to bring their monsters to life. Pretty scary! Well done,…

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Hanging out with Russell

In Reception this week, pupils have continued to improve their fine-motor skills by making paper snakes outside in the autumn sunshine.

Pupils folded paper to make the body, then cut out shapes for the head and tongue. Many of the snakes are now happily hanging out with Russell in the…

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Pen and ink African masks

This term, Year 6 are drawing cultural objects from around the world. They have been working on small scale drawings of traditional African masks. They first learnt about the masks and how they are used within African culture. Then, drawing from photographs and filling their A5 page,…

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