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Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

This week the children have been exploring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in order to gain a better understanding of their similarities and differences, particularly information texts and how these can help them when researching specific topics and...

Blaydon Fact Posters

Following the children’s exploration of Blaydon to identify its key human and physical features, the children then worked in their groups to create fact posters to present their findings. When doing so, the children created labels and captions, as well as drawing...

Mayan Pots

Year 4/5 this term our topic is the Mayans. We have researched Mayan pot designs using a range of search engines. After we gathered some research and ideas about Mayan pots we created some designs of our own. We then used a coil pot model to create our very own Mayan...

Shooting Rockets 

On Thursday at art club, we had great fun making our very own firework rockets. For inspiration, we watched some beautiful firework videos. We then designed our own rockets based on these ideas using a range of craft materials. Check out our super...

Allotment Week

During our allotment week, Year 4/5 had an opportunity to visit our school allotment. They helped to weed the beds and to plant some new bulbs ready for spring time. The children also used some freshly picked blackberries to cook some delicious blackberry and apple...

Blaydon

As part of our “There’s No Place Like Home” topic, the children went on an exploration of the surrounding area of the school to look at the different types of housing and buildings that can be found within their local environment. Each group chose to explore an area...

Harvest Art

During our harvest week at school Year 6 decided to complete some harvest art in the style of Van Gogh. Take a look at some of the techniques we used including using the brush in different ways to create texture and also mixing colours to create different tones to...

Plant Portraits

Following on from Year One exploring and sketching a wide range of fruit and vegetables, the children continued to explore the work of Acrimboldo but this time through creating a portrait using fresh produce. Throughout the whole process the children had to really...

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