Our Creative Courses are about developing the whole child. It is an opportunity for children to select from a range of courses offered by KS2 staff to try out and find new talents as well as consolidate existing skills. It is a time to investigate and really explore other subjects and mix with all age groups within KS2. Inspired by a teacher's love of a subject, younger children learn from the older ones; positive learning is modelled by them as they themselves take control and make three choices each half term.
Art with Mrs Kirk
Science with Mrs Casey
Dance with Mrs Jenkinson
Gardening with Mrs Robinson
ICT with Mrs Rayner
Food Technology with Mrs Nelson
Sewing and Textiles with Mrs Taylor
Mrs Jenkinson's Dance Group
We have learnt to do a cha cha with a partner! We know what the basics are, New York's, time steps and shoulder to shoulder is!
In Mrs Jenkinson's dance course we have learnt the cha-cha! We have have learnt to do it to music and with a partner!
We looked at the paintings of George de la Tour and how artists are fascinated by light and shadow. We made observational drawings in the dark of a still life set of objects. We used graphite sticks, charcoal, chalk, 2b and 6b pencils to explore shading. Our group includes Year 3 to Year 6.
We've been inspired by the visits made by our sponsored Guide Dogs to make 3-d sculptures of the dogs. Guess what we have used to make them? Yes - rubbish!! Plastic packaging and carrier bags make the best malleable material for sculpture, bound together with masking tape and then covered in a layer of PVA and white kitchen towel. We are planning to paint them too. It takes perseverance to create our sculptures but they even have personalities!
Art project - Vessels
Made from mod-roc, these vessels have been decorated with themes such as 'Spring', 'Under the Water', 'Shells' and 'Ivy'.
This term we have made films about five ways to well being. We have tried to encourage people to think about a healthy and happy lifestyle with these five areas. All the children have developed their film making skills by producing and editing photographs and videos. Enjoy!