Saturday, 15 September 2018

It's ukulele time!

Last week Year 4 had their first ukulele lesson.  

We learnt two songs.

'Meet my ukulele'


'That thumb brush strum'

Thursday, 13 September 2018


Establishment phase is a wonderful time of the year at Gainsborough. We welcome back all our students and celebrate our aims and accomplishments as we move up the school. Our Year 2 artists in Bullfinches class worked super hard yesterday with Ms Britton Field to learn all about a new artist to add to their repertoire ...ANDY WARHOL!

Year 2's Pop Art multiple work is now on display in the classroom. Come take a look and celebrate the beginning of term with us!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Bienvenidos! - Welcome back!

How was your verano?

-Muy bien

All the pupil's answer was: Muy Bien!, so we are glad you had an amazing summer.

In our first week back we have been revising all the things that we learnt in Spanish.
In KS1 Spanish club we talked about ourselves:

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Seaside Art

Year One have been focusing on the fundamental of Collage this half term. After their exciting trip to the beach at Southend with sketchbooks in tow, they returned to school full of ideas and observational drawings from the beach. 






These drawing ideas informed their work, we painting paper to recreate the textures we found at the seaside. Then we constructed beach huts from lollipop sticks to layer our work and create background and foreground. Amazing work Year 1, you should be very proud of all you have achieved in Art this year!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tie Dye with Fashion+Textile Club

In Fashion and Textile Club we have been learning the Tie-Dye technique this week.
With Tie dye  you can produce beautiful textile patterns on fabric by tying parts of the cloth to shield it from the dye.

We had so much fun perfecting this new technique!

ARTefacts- Canopic Jars

Year 5 have been making crafting Canopic Jars this term in response to their Ancient Egypt topic.

We have been learning about Mummification. It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved.

A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. During the process of mummification, all of the major organs were removed and placed in canopic jars.

What are canopic jars?
Jars used by ancient Egyptians to hold mummified remains. During the mummification process the organs of the human body were removed and preserved separately in canopic jars.

What did the Egyptians put inside the jars?
The persons liver, intestines (guts), lungs and stomach were placed in canopic jas. Each organ was placed in a special jar with a top representing an animal or human head.

Why did each jar have a special top?
The Canopic Jars were decorated with the heads of the four sons of Horus.

These are our versions of Canopic Jars with sculptured heads of the four sons of Horus.
Amazing work Year 5! 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Nursery Animal Prints

Nursery have created these amazing paintings in response to  Animal prints we researched using the class ipads. We are very proud of your attention to detail and brush control. Well done Nursery!