Year 3 – Volcanoes

This half term, Year 3 have been researching and exploring the different parts of volcanoes and understanding why we have natural disasters such as earthquakes in our world. The children have been busy designing and making their own volcanoes using papier-mâché to make a strong structure. The structures were then painted and decorated with volcanic colours. This […]

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Year 4 – Castles

Year 4 made Norman motte and Bailey castles. They had to select materials that would make each part of their castle as realistic as possible and used teamwork to share responsibilities. They then made comparisons between these Norman castles and the Saxon castles they learnt about in their previous topic, considered the legacy these Norman […]

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Year 3 – Making Volcanoes

In D & T Year 3 have been creating a structure of a volcano using papier-mâché. They researched and developed a design criteria and then went on to make the structure. In the coming weeks the children are looking forward to painting their volcanoes and making them erupt. Throughout the process they have been very […]

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Young Artists Summer Show

You may already be aware of the Royal Academy’s annual summer exhibitions. Inspired by this, the Royal Academy is holding a young Artists summer show. The Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for young artists aged 5 – 19 years studying in the UK and British schools overseas. St Catherine‘s school […]

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Winter Art Displays

Throughout the school corridors the theme for displays is ‘Winter Art’. It is wonderful how each year group worked with this theme to explore mediums, styles, skills, techniques and famous artists in a variety of ways. Early years created worked linked to Winter Festivals. The children talked about their experiences of seeing fireworks in the […]

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Year 4 – Romans

Milites, ut parati! Year 4 received a very special letter from Claudius, Emperor of Rome and General of the Roman army, inviting them to become one of his noble soldiers. After writing him a response detailing their strengths and skills, the children were accepted in to his legions and participated in a range of actvities […]

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Reception Art Work

Reception class have been exploring and using different media and materials. This half term we have been busy looking at the work of Frank Bowling, mixing primary colours, constructing  using different resources and using glue  and masking tape to join materials. we have also been make props for our role play.

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Year 3 – Black History Month

As part of our learning about Martin Luther King, 3F produced their own artwork in the style of Suzann Sines. The children thought carefully about the choice of colours they wished to use and experimented with different brushstroke techniques to add texture.

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