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Something fishy in Year 6…

This half term, Year 6 have been getting creative with clay in their DT lessons with Mr Johnston, learning a variety of techniques while making different kinds of pottery fish. We think the final results should be decorative enough to earn a place on a display shelf at home!

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Year 6 step back to 1941…

On Tuesday this week, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1941 for a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide Museum.

Dressed as evacuees, we took part in four very interesting workshops at the museum in Great Yarmouth. We met an ARP warden, a housewife, a Home Guard soldier and a shopkeeper who helped us understand what life was like in the town during World War II. We learned how to make a ‘proddy rug’, shook a gas rattle, turned the handles of an air-raid siren, wore a gas mask, held an incendiary bomb, huddled under a Morrisson shelter, took part in Home Guard training exercises and even made carrot sandwiches! Well done, Year 6, for taking part with such enthusiasm!

Mr Peace and Miss Elgood

The children said:

Emma: I loved our trip and want to go there again!

Lydia: I loved every single bit of our experience!

Maxim: The best part of our trip was training with the fierce Home Guard soldier!

Sophie: The best thing was hiding under the Morrisson shelter…it was a great trip!

Izzy: The best part was seeing the different bombs that were dropped!

Maisy: The Time and Tide Museum was awesome. I loved the little street with the houses and shops…I would definitely recommend going there!

 

 


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Year 6 Time and Tide visit

Year 6 pupils enjoyed a fantastic trip today to the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth. Watch this space for a full report but in the meantime, here are the children, with Miss Elgood and Mr Peace, just back and still with their 1940s gas masks and evacuation labels!

 

 


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Get on board the Titanic…

How would you like to discover what life was really  like on board the most famous and ill-fated ocean liner of all time, and meet some of  her famous characters – before disaster strikes? Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth is currently hosting  Titanic: Honour and Glory,  voted one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by The Times newspaper.  It’s a unique exhibition which really brings to life the history of the legendary ill-fated ocean steamer and will capture the imagination of all the family.  Daily from  10am-4.30pm until 24 September 2017 – find out more from the Time and Tide website.

  • Going to this, or any other exhibition or event? Don’t forget to send us your pictures – small (but fun!) prizes from Mrs French at the beginning of term for any we can use on the blog!


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You are invited to..

Parents, pupils and staff are invited to an exciting exhibition of GCSE Art, Photography and Textiles work being held in the Art Department from Monday 3rd June – Wednesday 12th June (except Tuesday 4th).

We look forward to seeing you there.

art-exhibition


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Recognition from the Royal Academy of Arts

Hockney + kids

Last year Year 2 (the current Year 3) created this beautiful painting based on the The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney.

I sent a photograph of the pupils with their work to the Royal Academy of Arts and was very pleased to receive the following letter back.

Mrs Wilson
Year 2

Hockney-letter


 


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David Hockney – A Bigger Picture

You may recall that David Hockney took over the Royal Academy last Spring with an amazing exhibition of paintings, in different medium, charcoal drawings, collage, a variety of paints, and photographs, video stills and ipad drawings. It was a fantastic exhibition, displaying the ‘drama and splendour’ of nature.

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011

I loved it and could see how the Year 2 (now Year 3) children would enjoy painting a huge picture of our own woods at school, with the path running through to the sports field.

So we did, through observation of our own lovely grounds and Spring colours, we painted a picture in twelve sections of our woods. The colours are fabulous and the simple perspective really easy to see.

The children painted the background and all the trees, and then drew and painted hundreds of leaves which, with some help from the sixth form girls, they cut out and stuck on the trees. That was a little tedious, and we all got a bit fed up, but the children were really excited to see their huge picture finished and on display in the hall.

We have photographed it and sent a copy to the RA, for them to hopefully send on to the artist.

Well done everyone!
Mrs Wilson
Year 2