Coronation Bench competition - Year 6

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Earlier in the term 4, six wonderful artists in Year 6 worked together after school to create a ‘Coronation Bench’ design to be entered into an art competition run by The Tower of London.


Well done Alfie, Melita, Stella, Poppy Mae, Finley and Lily! From more than 1,500 bench designs, our…

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Year 3 Cave Art!

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In English today, we had an Experience Day looking at the Stone Age medium of cave art. We explored the meaning behind lots of different examples and discussed why and how these illustrations would have been created. Following that, we divided into 'Stone Age Tribes' and devised a backstory for…

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Faith Ringgold story quilts - Year 4

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Year 4 are delighted to share with you our cross curricular project inspired by the life and work of Faith Ringgold, an African American female artist and author.

Our current display is of our own ‘fibre art’, a title used by Faith to describe her own particular form of art, combining…

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Year 3 Visit the Stone Age

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Yesterday, Year 3 took a flight on Topic Airways back in time to the Stone Age. When we landed, our plane was boarded by a smelly, hairy Stone Age man named CLAW. In his broken English, he taught us about life in the Stone Age, including how he hunts, how the women and children gather food and…

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Masked Year 4s

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Have you ever watched the Masked Singer or The Masked Dancer on the Tv? If you have, you may have marvelled at the masks that the contestants wear. Year 4 were challenged to imagine that they were going to be on this show. They had to explore, research, design, make and evaluate a mask. They had…

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Year 3 Egyptian Necklaces - DT

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The Year three topic last term was Ancient Egypt. Within Design Technology, pupils designed and made necklaces inspired by Ancient Egyptian art. This was a textiles project and the main feature on each necklace is a rectangular shaped piece of weaving. Pupils also explored making tassels and paper…

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The Great Fire of London - Year 2

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As part of our history work on The Great Fire of London, the children were set a Design and Technology challenge to rebuild London after the fire. They were given various materials and had to choose which to use and how best to join them together. Working in small groups, they designed their…

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Year 6 chair project update!

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Our DT projects consist of four steps – explore, design, make and evaluate.

Year 6 are designing chairs for an Action-man sized person. Pupils have been given a brief and have chosen their target customer and the style of chair they will make.

Week one

To begin the project, the pupils…

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3JA Egyptian Day

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Last week, the children of 3JA visited Kent Life in Maidstone for an Egyptian themed day. We came across lots of Egyptian characters who led a range of sessions, varying from entertaining pharaohs to preserving bodies to enter the afterlife. The children had lots of hands-on experience such as…

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Stained glass workshop - Year 2

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This week, Year 2 were privileged to have a stained glass window expert, Buffer Tucker, visit them in class and run a special workshop. Buffy is now retired but used to work in the stained glass windows department at Canterbury Cathedral. As well as a career restoring historical windows, Buffy has…

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Year 6 - artefacts from around the world

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Throughout term 1, Year 6 practised their observational skills by drawing objects and photographs of cultural objects from around the world. As well as studying them carefully, pupils also considered the cultural significance of such artefacts and discussed how they were acquired by museums for…

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3LC3JA Flight to Egypt

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Yesterday, the children of Year 3 boarded the 3LC3JA flight to Egypt. After collecting their tickets and passing through security, each passenger took their seats and fastened their seatbelts. Following the safety briefing from cabin crew, the plane took to the skies for the land of pyramids and…

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