Art & Design

Friday is Poetry Day

Our poetry circles are packed with recycled, traded and researched vocabulary all ready for our ocean poetry morning. Our poems are influenced by James Reeves’ beautiful poem ‘The Sea’.

Dennis the Dragonfly

Our teachers made a fabulous modroc dragonfly at a recent staff meeting. In Year 6, the Jaguars have already used their new friend (now called Dennis) as inspiration for a writing task. Now, Dennis is coming to life during lunchtime and art lessons.

Developing our Sketching Skills

As part of our topic ‘Frozen Planet’, the Jaguars have used their observational and fine line pencil skills to draw a polar bear using the correct proportions and features. We will revisit our sketches next week when we start our watercolour work.

Fabulous Fireworks!

The Year 3/4 Owls looked at lots of different firework patterns and then recreated some of these using pastels. We blended the colours with our fingers. Have you spotted any of these patterns in the sky over the last few weeks?

We are Inspired by Artists!

The Jaguars created pieces in the style of Nerys Levy (an activist for climate change and contemporary artist). The children used oil pastels to create bold lines and watercolours to produce muted shades.

Super Assembly

The Foxes dazzled a huge audience with their amazing assembly all about Superheroes. They looked awesome as they sang, shared their Big Writes, art work and poetry.
Well done Foxes… you were wonderful!

Wonderful Hedgehogs

The boys and girls have had so much fun making their spiky hedgehogs! Check out all of those spikes. They learned that hedgehogs have lots of spikes to protect them from animals that might eat them.

Spider Facts!

The Daisies have learned two facts about spiders, they have 8 legs and 8 eyes. They have worked very hard to make hand print spiders that have 8 legs and we tried our very best to stick on 8 eyes. Some of us got very excited and gave our spiders LOTS of eyes.

Girl Power! 

We really enjoyed working as teams to create Queen Boudicca as she went fearlessly into battle! Our creative writing, added to our artwork, has created a beautiful display in the Y3/4 corridor.

Birkwood Bakery Bees

The Year 1/2 Bees have enjoyed baking and decorating Space themed biscuits this week. They have measured out ingredients, and carefully mixed and rolled out the dough ready to bake. They were delicious too!

Comic Strips

Look at these wonderful comic strips! The Foxes drew their comics in Art and then used them in Literacy to add speech.
Super Work!

Mini Allotments

The Jaguars have fully enjoyed designing and creating their mini allotments, having been inspired by their recent visit to Reobert Street Allotments. The children are very impressed with their results and it has helped them when writing instructions in their English lessons.

We Are Pop Artists!

Year 6 Jaguars have used Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol as inspiration for our pop art designs. Thank you Peter Swidrak for introducing us to these famous artists!


The Tigers’ Art Morning

The Year 5/6 Tigers were fortunate enough to be visited by an artist this week. We looked at different artists and their styles of artwork. We were then tasked to create our own sculptures out of card to represent animals and people with an artistic twist. 


Painting with the Butterflies

As part of our ‘All About Me’ topic, we have been thinking of different ways to create a self portrait. This time, we used paper plates and carefully mixed paints that matched our skin, hair and eyes!