Our Elmer sculpture is complete! It has been collected and is off to join the herd. Look out for our Harton Primary School sculpture, called ‘Proud to be me!’ during the summer holidays. The trail will begin in August. A huge thank you to every child that completed an Elmer design! The children have spent so long painting the sculpture and making sure it looked it’s very best before leaving our school. It looks AMAZING!
The children in Year 6 have enjoyed a range of activities during Arts Week, in particular they enjoyed working with Daniel, a visiting artist to create some Apollo 13 themed pieces of artwork, which will soon be turned into a book to showcase the children’s work. Here are a few snaps of Year 6 hard at work.
Year 1 have had a fantastic but busy week celebrating The Arts this week. There’s been so many workshops and visitors the week has flown over!
Williby Roc’s came in to make art with the children using recycled materials.
Here they are creating dream catchers.
Year 1 had a brilliant time with Miss Smith learning a dance routine to perform with the whole school in assembly. They are amazing dancers!
Children used their hands, feet and voices to keep the beat and make a rhythm.
There has been a lot of decorating going on in our yards recently. Three of our children’s Buddy Bench designs were used as a stimulus to paint three benches – one for each yard. Year 6 Playground Buddies have been helping children that are feeling lonely, or need a friend. We have some new toys and equipment planned for each Buddy area.
Our Elmer has arrived in school and it is ready to be painted with our school design. WATCH THIS SPACE!
As part of our history topic about toys, we learned about the Victorian toy called a ‘Thaumatrope’. This was a popular toy, made from a disc or card with a picture on each side and attached to two pieces of string. They were used by twirling the two discs around quickly to animate the pictures.
We made our own Thaumatropes and really enjoyed testing them out!
Here are some of our toys.
All of the children have worked together to recreate the Christmas story and have retold the story in their own words. The children have been very proud of their work that has been showcased and displayed around school.