Monthly archives: February 2024

Holy Spirit Artwork

Class 4 have been learning about the Pentecost in RE lessons. We have heard how Christians believe Jesus ascended to heaven so that the Holy Spirit could come down to the world and bless Christians worldwide.

But what does the Holy Spirit actually do? What even is a Holy Spirit? What does it look like? We looked at a range of artwork on the theme of the Holy Spirit, from stained glass windows, classical paintings and modern interpretations. We found that the same symbols are often used to represent the Spirit of the Lord, including the Dove and ‘tongues of fire’. We used this as inspiration to create our own Holy Spirit artwork using a variety of methods. Check out our finished work below!

Peter Rabbit!

We have started our new English topic off by finding a huge mess in the garden! We went to investigate what had happened….

We found some things in the garden! Can you spot them?

We then had to ask questions  to this unknown visitor too find out who it might have been. We received a letter back and it was off PETER RABBIT!


Amazing Art work!

Our Geography topic was looking at and finding out about the UKs 4 countries and their capital cities. We then decided for our art that we would create a landmark of London.


Can you guess what they are?

Awesome Anglo-Saxon homework

Class 3 have been busy again! The children learnt all about Anglo-Saxon houses and villages and compared these with Roman towns. The children were then set the challenge of researching and creating their own Anglo-Saxon house or village. Ms Chapman has been ‘blown away’ with the results. We now have a number of Anglo-Saxon villages in our hall. I think you will agree they are all truly amazing.


Dear Newsround…

CBBC Newsround is a favourite in Class 4! We think it’s really important to hear about the important news stories happening in the world, and the discussions that we have about them are always lively and enlightening. As our Christian value of this term is Thankfulness, we thought we would show our thanks (and practise some letter-writing!) by sending our favourite presenters some fan mail. We thought very carefully about who to choose, why we valued watching the program and what it was about each presenter that inspired us.

Today, a very exciting envelope arrived in school – a reply! The Newsround team have written back to us and thanked us for our letters. We even got an autographed photo of our favourite presenter to keep – another autograph for the ever-growing collection! Well done Class 4 for your amazing letters!

Young Voices!

Children from Key Stage 2 attended the Young Voices event on Monday 5th February along with over 9,000 other children. The children have been practising the songs at an after school club and learning all the dance moves! We set off for Manchester and our journey included some impromptu singing. The children enjoyed a rehearsal in the afternoon, this included learning some extra songs and being led by a conductor. As the excitement grew the adults joined us at the AO Arena. The children were amazing and sang beautifully, loved all the dancing and the other performances especially M C Grammar, Urban Strides and Nandi Bushell.  Mrs Haslam and Ms Chapman were exceptionally proud of all the children!

Printing inspired by African Motifs

Class 4 have enjoyed studying African art and fabrics which has led to creating their own prints and then a collaborative whole-class piece.  Our designs were taken from nature, wildlife, geometric patterns etc seen in traditional pieces from Ghana, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Investigating place names

Today, Class Three continued their history topic on the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. The children had great fun looking at the meaning of place names and their origins and used the atlases to find Anglo-Saxon place names. We looked at the meaning of these place names and them plotted them onto a blank map. Why not ask your child if they can name any of these!

Islamic Inspired Art

Class Three have been learning about Islamic art. We began by looking at the shapes, colours and symmetry in a variety of Islamic tiles and buildings. We then experimented with designing patterns using rulers and lots of precision drawings to create stars. We then looked at using 2D shapes to design our own individual design. The final design was drawn out and coloured using contrasting colours. Here are some of our amazing final products!