23rd March 2016
On Wednesday 23rd March we were proud to open our doors to parents for our World Art Day.The children in each class had spent the second half of the Spring Term working incredibly hard on their chosen countries of the world.
Reception had chosen China.The children had been learning Chinese during the term and experimented with different art types.The theme of the classroom was red, gold and yellow with plenty of Chinese dragons and lanterns hanging from the ceiling.Their poster boards were fantastic, showing off their Chinese fans and even their names written in Chinese.The youngest members of the school were very pleased to be able to show their hard work to their parents.
Next stop Japan. Class 4 was looking very spring-like with the typical Japanese cherry blossom on their displays. They had a replica tea room in the role play area, a display showing the Bento Boxes the children had made and much more.The theme was finished off with some Japanese music playing making the whole classroom feel very peaceful!
Onwards to America and a visit to the Native Americans in Class 3.The children had been hard at work making woven god's eyes and dreamcatchers using natural materials.There was a tipi in the role play area, some totem poles that the children had made for a maths project on measurement and finally a corner dedicated to the more modern America!
To reach Africa in the main school, parents could refresh themselves first with tea and cake from the PTA while basking in the early Spring sunshine.
Class 2's artistic African efforts looked fantastic.They had been working on outfits, shields and native African masks for their play and were pleased to be able to show them off. Artist, Reg Payne had come into school to help the children create their shields and masks using willow and paper. The children painted them in warm natural colours and finished them off with bits of raffia for an authentic African look.
And finally, the last stop was Class 1 which continued the African theme with a gallery of art work depicting Savannah sunsets in watercolour, tonal drawings of African animals, acrylic paintings and quilling.
The school and the PTA would like to thank the parents who gave so generously towards buying their children's art work and supported the school by attending the event. You helped to raise over a thousand pounds and this will go towards trips and equipment for the school.