Monthly Archives: May 2017

Living Art

I hope you all enjoyed our lovely art exhibition. I thought Year Four looked great. The t-shirts will last if you can iron them BEFORE you wash them. This will set the fabric paint. I would recommend you don’t wash them with anything else to start with just in case the colour runs. Thank-you for your support over this last half term and have a lovely half term.

The Great Fra Newbery Collage and The Wonderful Watercolors!

A few days ago- year 6,Mrs Grier and Mrs Stevens finished the collage that they made in the school hall. It took about a week over all to finish.  We made a collage of a painting Francis ( Fra was his nickname ) Newbery painted called : A Weaver’s Shop. Many people helped in this occasion. The first set of people that went were : Phoebe Winding , Paige Wathey and Kaitlyn Yang. They started by  roughly outlining the shape of the painting. Then ,in a later time ,they started cutting out fabrics and slightly shaping some of the materials. After that, they started to cut some balsa wood to use so they could make the spinning wheel. Next, they finished off by painting over some of the materials. Once they had finished, Tallulah  , Kaitlyn  and Paige went to take a picture of them with the collage. Sebastian was also their so they could take  a picture of the small group. The children were all proud of their work in the end.

They also did some watercolours. After Ruth Winding (Phoebe’s mother) had taught a few people, some of them went to teach on their own. The teachers were : Mia ,Kaitlyn, Sebastian , Phoebe and Paige. They taught the basics of water colouring. Most of their pupils listened. However some didn’t. A few of the people who did listen were : Timothy Boulter , Oakley Winter’s O’ Brien, Euan Chant, Keira Lake, Pippa Taylor and Tallulah Gravelle. They were all very eager to learn the arts of water colouring.After they had learnt about the basics, they went on to paint the painting that Francis Newbery had painted. All of them did very well and their pictures came out brilliantly. Hopefully they’ll be doing something like this again! If you would like to see their amazing artwork you can see it in either the school hall or their classroom located by the school gate that you exit the school in. Thank you for reading all of this! 

By Kaitlyn 

The Amazing Fra Newbery Collage

A few days ago , the amazing year 6 started the Francis Henry Newbery – also know as Fra Newbery – collage. It all started on Monday morning when Mrs Grier and Mrs Stevens came into our class and grabbed a couple of people to go with them to start the collage. These people were Kaitlyn , Phoebe , Paige. They started it off because they are the best drawers in the class. The next day , which was Tuesday , more people came as they did on Wednesday and Thursday to finish of the collage and it looks stunning if I do say so myself. We used  flax for the hair of the people and a variety of different fabrics , however the rest was just regular paint.

On the Friday before we started some of the students taught the other students about water colouring . The teachers where , Kaitlyn , Sebastian , Phoebe and Paige. There were good listeners and bad listeners. The people who were good listeners were : Keira Lake , Holly Loveless , Ben March , Pippa Taylor , Tallulah Gravelle and Mia Wood. The work we did can be seen in the hall at school or in the year 6 classroom closest to the school gate you enter and exit also located opposite the year 4 classroom.


Recently, year 6 were told to create a copy of Fra Newbery’s extraordinary painting ‘weaving the sailcloth’ on a massive collage/mural in the lunch hall.  It was quite a challenge at first but me, Paige and Kaitlyn  got it going. Next, some more year sixes arrived and carried on the collage. There to help us were ms Grier and ms Stevens, who were very good at art. It took only two days to complete and I was really impressed with it in the end. Today, which is the 26th of May,some parents are coming to view our masterpiece, and our watercolour versions.

It  was difficult, but we managed to do it just right, with much confusion,pride, and most of all, teamwork. even though some were more interested in the subject and painting than others, and a few did not listen, we all did extremely well. Kaitlyn even got star of the week because she did so well!!

Another thing we did related to this painting was when my mum , Ruth Winding, came into our class to teach us some watercolour tips so we could produce an outstanding watercolour painting version each. After our presentation to the parents , we will send them to the Arts Centre to display there. The next day after my mum had left , me, Kaitlyn and  Paige taught some fellow pupils in our class the tips that my mum taught my group, I think the best listener was Mia , who did exactly as I asked her to.

I really hope that we do something like this again, it was lovely! The mural in the lunch hall is heavily admired by passers by, pupils and teachers.

this report was by Phoebe, year 6.

Jurassic art week !!

We have been working together to build an ice cream hut. We wrote the signs ourselves and all made an ice cream each.

We made some yummy ice creams -Riley -James Clarke

We made different flavours – Alfie chambers

I made strawberry ice cream – Lilly Abbott-pace

I wrote the chocolate sign – Sully Lurkins


Canon Richard visits year 3

Canon Richard visited year 3 on Thursday 19th May. We wanted him to help us understand the 4 actions of the Eucharistic Prayer: taking, blessing, breaking and sharing. Afterwards we had some squash and lemon drizzle cake in the company of our friends in year 3.

The Year 3 Ring of Fire!

We had a BRILLIANT time this afternoon causing eruptions on the school field. Another big, big well done to all of you. Each and every volcano was a masterpiece. They were all so different, creative and detailed. Unfortunately, our photographer forgot to include the actual volcano in one or two of these pictures… but they were all fantastic

Kitty and Ruby

Oscar and Kian


Kitty and Ruby