During today's Arts Council we have made some exciting plans for Arts Week 2018. Mrs Longden is making arrangements for Peter Swidrak to bring an exhibition of portraits to school. Our Key Stage 1 children had the brilliant idea of setting up an art gallery. We thought it would be great for other year groups to do this too. As the World Cup is just around the corner we thought each class could chose a World Cup country and find out about an artist from their country. Members of the Arts Council are going to collect more ideas from their class mates. We might also ask Mrs Allen to plan in some dance, drama and music into this year's Interfaith and Philosophy Week. So watch this space for more brilliant ideas.
After thoroughly enjoying the performance by Kinetic Theatre as part of Science Week The Arts Council collected feedback from their classes. It was reported that the children and grown-ups in school thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The acting was really good and the action was fast paced. Of course we learnt lots about science too!
The Arts Council are currently talking to their classmates and collecting ideas for this year's Arts Week.
Miss Garratt presented an assembly today all about mutual respect and tolerance for other people. These are very important British values. Mrs Longden set the Arts Council a challenge to see if we could find any evidence in school to show that our school thinks these values are important. WOW! We found loads of evidence and lots of it was very arty and creative. We found art work from Interfaith week. Creative wiriting D&T work and information all about Chinese new year - Alan and Ben's mum kindly provided us with some authentic Chinese decorations. We found lots of evidence of classes celebrating other languages. There was artwork inspired by other cultures. We spotted classes learning about music from around the world. We found work in classes celebrating why children at our school are special and what makes them different. When we spotted examples of thes values we tagged them with a label. Keep your eyes peeled around school. We had fun and talked to the children in our classes about what we found out.
Following on from the huge success of last terms Artwork from Home Gallery we would like to introduce the new themes. So if you fancy getting creative and displaying your artwork on our Galley in the hall please hand in your masterpieces. Please place any completed artwork in the box in Reception and children from the Arts Council will update the display. Don't forget to add your name and class.
Themes to base your art work on
to be handed in Friday March 16th
Easter - depict part of the Easter story, draw an Easter egg or design an Easter card. The choice is yours
to be handed in Friday 23rd March
Nature and Woodland – As Spring is beginning to arrive why not create artwork based on plants or animals.
to be handed in Friday 13th April
Mythical Creatures – you could draw your favourite creature from a story such as the Gruffalo, hydra or Minotaur. If you are feeling really creative how about designing your own crazy creature.
to be handed in Friday 20th April
COLOURFUL – so long as its bright and colourful the choice is yours
to be handed in Friday 27th April
Special places your house, classroom, favourite holiday destination, garden, fantasy settings, imagined other worlds
to be handed in Friday 4th May
Portraits Why not have a go at a self-portrait? Or maybe paint your best friend or a family member. How about someone famous? The queen, Simon Cowell, Theresa May – the choice is yours!
The Arts Council met this week to judge the winners of the Christmas Art Competition. Well done to Dom and Lola-Mai who were chosen as our two winners. Thank you to the children who entered - there were lots and the standard of the art work was brilliant.
DRAMA CHALLENGE: The whole school is getting really excited about this afternoon's performance of sleeping beauty. the Arts Council have set a challenge for each class to try out a drama activity linked to the story. Your challenge may involve hot-seating a character, creating a tableaux of a scene, re-enacting a bit or even putting on your own mini panto. We can't wait to hear how you get on. Drama rocks!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed their art work to our gallery. Well done to the Arts Council for making such a great job of the display. Keep an eye on the weekly themes and feel free to send in your arty contributions.
Huge thanks to everyone who has brought in homework on the theme of Autumn. The gallery will be up and running this week and your fabulous work will be on display in the hall. Remember this week the theme is food. Yum! Yum!
Park Street’s Gallery of Art
We (children on the Arts council) have noticed that lots of children enjoy painting, drawing, model making and craft at home. We think it would be great if we have a weekly theme for children who enjoy being creative to have a go at. Basically pupils and staff are welcome to have a go at creating a piece of art work based on a weekly theme. If any master pieces can be handed in to the Arts Council we will put all the homework on display to form a gallery in the hall. Here are the themes for next half term. The idea is children have a week to work on a piece of art based on the theme and it will go on display the week after. Children will need to add their name and class to the back of their work. Grownups are more than welcome to join in!
Themes to base your art work on
Theme for week 1
Autumn or season pictures.
Theme for week 2
Food including fast food, your favourite dinner, breakfast or lunch, fruit, vegetables, chocolate, sweets, snacks etc.
Theme for Week 3
Animals real animals, pets, wild animals, mini-beasts, mythical, fantastical, one you have made up, dinosaurs etc.
Theme for Week 4
Superheroes or Disney Characters Ones that you have seen at the cinema or on the tv OR try creating your own
Theme for Week 5
Plants and flowers
Theme for Week 6
Special places your house, classroom, favourite holiday destination, garden, fantasy settings, imagined other worlds,
After a really successful meeting the Arts Council have agreed on some really exciting ideas which they will be launching over the second half of the Autumn Term.
1. Christmas artwork competition: Billy came up with a fantastic idea. He has suggested we run a competition through school where all pupils are invited to enter a piece of artwork based on the theme of Christmas. The Arts council agreed this was a fab idea and suggested we collect some prizes. The team felt it would be appropriate to have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for each phase of school (EYFS, KS1 and KS2).
2. Display for budding artists to share their work: This week Hayley brought it to the attention of the Arts Council that she thinks lots of children enjoy painting and drawing at home and that it would be a great idea to display their work in school. She added that this may even encourage children to come of their tablets and devices and get more creative.
Great ideas Team! Watch this space for further information
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