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Arts Award Adventures

By James Ashard | October 11, 2019

Our Year Four pupils are working with artist/teacher Elliott Rush as an introduction to Arts Award. The ‘Discover’ Arts Award involves; taking part in arts activities, researching artists or craftspeople and their work, and sharing their Arts discoveries. After developing music compositions last week, pupils have now created their own fantasy architecture.

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Creative Coats of Arms

By James Ashard | September 26, 2019

Welcome to an exciting new year at Western. This term Year Five pupils will be exploring the work of artists Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Both artists use boxes to help structure their ideas. As a starting point, pupils thought carefully about what drawings could represent them when they created their own Coat of Arms…

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Dark and Fearsome Dragons.

By Gemma Robson | June 3, 2019

Year Four are currently exploring the fantastic adventures of Beowulf. Part of this Anglo Saxon tale involves a battle to slay the fire breathing dragon. Over the next few weeks we are going to create short animations to illustrate this exciting story.    

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Love has inspired us…

By Gemma Robson | May 2, 2019

Year Three pupils have just completed a fantastic mural design inspired by the work of artist Marc Chagall. Marc Chagall’s work was often described as dream like. His wife Bella shared his unusual vision of the word and he often included her in his paintings. Both classes were asked to think about things they loved…

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Year 5 meet the Vikings

By Gemma Robson | March 29, 2019

Year 5 have been so busy with their new topic all about the Vikings. They have been learning about sagas and how these stories told of heroes and villains; voyages and returns. The thing is, is that sagas were often incredibly long. So Year 5 had to create their own versions- mini sagas. They had…

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Year 3 News

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

Year 3 have had a busy half term which all began with lots of adventure and excitement during STEAM week. We discovered a range of different careers linked to Science and Technology when we conducted a number of fun experiments. We have also been taking part in the Seven Billion Ideas project, looking at how…

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Year 4 Outdoor Cooking

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

As part of the whole school STEAM week project, Year 4 focussed on ‘Vertical Farming’ as a way to help solve the lack of food being produced to feed the growing world population. We researched vertical farming ideas and used the iPads to summarise our findings. We designed our own ‘vertical farms’, recycling plastic bottles…

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Year 2 with Sunny the Meerkat

By Gemma Robson | March 26, 2019

We have been learning all about Sunny the Meerkat and his adventures around the world in Meerkat Mail. Sunny came to visit us, here at Western! He packed everything he needed for his holiday including disgusting grubs and bugs to eat. Yuck! We then used role-play to become Sunny and write our own postcards from…

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Year 1 News

By Gemma Robson | March 21, 2019

We have been very busy thinking about how we could help with an oil spill as part of  STEAM week. We learned all about an oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico and spent the week investigating ways to help with the clean up. We created art work using oil to raise awareness…

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Steam Power for Future Innovators …

By Gemma Robson | March 11, 2019

We have just completed a whole week devoted to STEAM activities,combining  skills from Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Maths.Pupils were challenged in all sorts of ways to think differently,working collaboratively to  create and innovate.Look how excited 3CF were when their models of volcanoes erupted,leading to some brilliant scientific observations.

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