It has been a truly amazing Arts ‘Week’ and children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as well as learning many new techniques and skills in different genres of art. There has been fabric painting, collage, cutting, folding, clay work, I Pad Animations, wire animals, papier mache and kaleidoscope, making to name but a few.
The school has been a hive of activity based on our theme of ‘Creation’ and it has seemed as though every available corner in the school has had some element of art taking place – with life-size model birds being constructed at one end of the Big Workroom and an environmental collage appearing at the other, an African Creation Story and fabulous tray garden designs in the corridors as well as acrylic bunches of flowers and a whole school tree bursting into life in the hall - it has been such an exciting and energetic place to be!
A massive thank you must go to the parents who gave up their time to run workshops with groups of children and to our fabulous staff team, who thought about and prepared all of the wonderful activities, running each with amazing enthusiasm – Reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils have all worked together on art linked to land, sea and air whilst Year 3 have taken flight with the theme of ‘Birds’. Year 4 have created very realistic papier mache vegetables and Year 5 have imagined and created their own worlds! Year 6 pupils spent a morning being taught clay modeling by Mr. Stather from Kineton High School with two sixth form assistants, and we are always delighted to work with the staff from our wonderful neighbouring school. It is greatly appreciated.
The final thank you should, of course, go to the children who have participated so brilliantly in all of the activities and giving everything a go (the words “I can’t” were banned!) and working together with superb collaborative skills to produce artwork of exceptional quality. It has been an absolute pleasure to witness all of the creativity within school and a joy to behold the moments where children have realised that “Actually, I can...” and have felt incredibly proud of themselves.
All of the stunning creations will be on display at our Annual Arts Exhibition on the evening of Friday 8th and the morning of Saturday 9th November and we can’t wait to see every aspect brought together in one place.
Refreshments will be available whilst you view the art on display - it is an event not to be missed – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends are all most welcome to this extravaganza, so please put the date in your diary now.
We look forward to seeing lots of you there.