Year 2 Kente Mudcloth
The pupils have been looking at ways of printing with limited supplies. Using the edge of cardboard strips and old pieces of hessian cloth, they produced some stunning designs in the style of Kente printmaking.
Year 5 Weaving
Studying the work of the Navajo people, the pupils have been making looms and weaving using paper, wire and wool. It takes a lot of patience!
Young Art Competition 2019
The question is ‘How do you present the word ‘happiness’ in the form of art?’
The answer is ‘Look at the multitude of ideas coming into the art room.’
Congratulations to our four Concerto competitors on their very successful performances at the White Rock Theatre. Isabel T, Alex W, Isabelle H and Zuriel N played beautifully as part of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and should be very proud.
Ye Ha for Years 3&4!
There has been a huge amount of sewing over half term in some households and the costumes are nearly ready! Other parents have been busy building and collecting props! Another wonderful team has been stuck in the theatre for days painting scenery and it is looking fab-u-lous!
The cast returned from half term with their lines learned, singing their songs with enthusiasm and ready to hoe-down with gusto. With only a few more weeks to go, the number of rehearsals is hotting-up! It’s going to be lots of fun, so don’t forget to reserve your seats for a rootin’ tootin’ wild west evening.
It was lovely to see some of our parents in school this week to watch their child’s music lesson in preparation for their upcoming Festival performances and/or Exam preparation. Good luck to our pianists who will be showcasing their pieces at the Hastings Priory Meadow event this Saturday 16th February 2019. Mrs Sheppard will be there to help and support between 9-11am.
Year 6 Rolling-Pin Heads
The pupils used rolling pins to create clay heads – animal or human or a fusion. The results were all different and very imaginative.
Carpentry and DT:
Senior DT Club has seen some ambitious projects recently. Lucas M and Boudewijn I have taken on a X supported freestanding shelf unit and Basil S is set to make a trestle desk.
Class projects are at various stages of completion. Year 3 have just started on their “Spring Birds”; Year 4 on nesting boxes; and Year 5 have started their biggest construction to date – their bedside table construction.
As part of Art Club the children created these beautiful collages of leaves.
Mrs Everist travelled to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth to see Toby M perform in the RSC play “Matlida”
Carpentry and DT:
Noah P has been preparing for his Bede’s DT Scholarship and has designed a treehouse forest structure for which he has built a scale model.
Enrui Z followed up his successful wood/lego hybrid X fighter with a combination lock safe/strong box. He has now turned his attention to making a model “Ti Fighter”
Years 6 and 7 are both entering the final stages of their projects. Year 6 are working on structures and have made chairs out of newspaper rods which await testing after half term. Finally Year 7 have been completing their electric guitar scale model designs. There have been some excellent results this year, notably from Sophia R, Olly B and Izzy S.
Year 6 – Atmospheric Perspective
The pupils mixed Science with Art and learned about atmospheric perspective. They used tone to create a feeling of depth.
Year 5 Textiles/Weaving
The pupils are learning about the Navajo and working towards weaving a small blanket.
They have already looked at how to construct a typical Navajo design. They are now beginning to understand the warp and weft technique with a view to creating strong textiles.
Year 8 – Advertising
The brief was to advertise custard cream biscuits to increase the annual sales figures. Year 8 had just one lesson to come up with an interesting and stimulating animatic/storyboard to encourage the general public to buy custard creams.
Will F and Charlie P were convincing ‘ad men’ and certainly sold their idea!
Year 3&4 Musical – Ye Ha!
Rehearsals for the Year 3&4 musical on Tuesday 26th March 2019 have got off to a cracking start! Pupils are filled with enthusiasm and creativity and are busy learning all the songs, dances and lines. Some wonderful characters are emerging (Charlie P is a revelation!) and the American accents are coming along beautifully. We also have a fantastic team of parents who are whipping up costumes, painting scenery and collecting props. It should be a great show!
Vinehall Art Competition
A big thank you to all pupils who entered the art competition. There were a variety of styles and materials used. Lots of talent on display!
On Saturday and Wednesday the children made some very successful Swiss Rolls, with a choice of Raspberry or Strawberry jam. As there was some time left on Saturday they also made some lovely healthy fruit smoothies.
Year 8 are studying ‘Ragtime’ music and we are creating a unique arrangement of Scott Joplin’s ‘Entertainer’. 8C were very fortunate to have a visit from our very own Mr Carl Greenwood, who gave them an on the spot performance of this well known piece of music.
Although it seems quiet on the Western Front, there are lots of busy fingers working towards their solos for the Hasting Music Festival and ABRSM Music exams which will take place in early March
The Pre Prep and Junior choirs are working towards choir day on the 15th March (get your tickets early). And if that is not enough, we also have our Junior Musical ‘YE HA!’, which is proving to be great fun to work on. Your children have turned into mini cowboys and Indians that dance!
Vinehall Art Competition
Last term’s Vinehall Art competition was on the theme ’What Are You Thankful For?’ There were so many different subjects, from dogs to designs for a skateboard park.
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