Category Archives: AoLE Expressive Arts

The Evil Pea causes chaos…

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1!
First of all, the Evil Pea caused havoc in the classroom by sellotaping vegetables and covering them in paint! So we made our very own Supertatoes to rescue the vegetables.
Then, our lovely class mascot, Ioan the Sheep, was kidnapped by the Evil Pea! Luckily, we have been learning all about persuasion in our language lessons, so decided to put our persuasive skills to the test and try and persuade the Evil Pea to return Ioan. We created videos using the Ipads, made posters which we put up around the school trying to persuade other classes to help us and we completed challenges, given to us by the Evil Pea, linked to our focus sound of the week. By 3pm, we had pretty much given up hope of ever seeing Ioan again, but then Mrs Norman arrived with a parcel for us…..our amazing persuasive skills had worked and the Evil Pea had sent Ioan back!!!! We were all so thrilled and can now have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend, knowing that our little friend, Ioan, is happy and safe. Well done Blwyddyn 1- amazing work this week. What a super team we are!!
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Messy Monday

This week, we have been reading the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’. Charlie’s underpants go missing and a yeti finds them. The children used the outdoors to create their very own Yetis. Their creations were amazing and all so original.
We then decided to go on a leaf hunt and try and find out which trees are near our outdoor area. It was surprising how many different types of leaves we found. The children have also continued their learning by bringing in leaves they have found outside of school and using the charts to find out which tree they come from. Ardderchog Blwyddyn 1!
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Superkid!

Our book is ‘Superkid’ this week and in the story, he encounters some pirates, so we went on our own pirate scavenger hunt on our outdoor day this week. We found cannonballs (conkers!), a parrot’s feather, a captain’s hook (a twig/stick shaped like a hook!) and we even found a plank for people to walk!! We then made our own Superkid masks using items we found in the outdoors. We are all Superkids in Year 1!

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Brilliant Banner

Today was our final day of the project – The Bells Of Santiago.
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed egniting their creative sides. The banner is outstanding (even if I do say so myself). The banner will now be laminated and hung in the Waterfront Museum in preparation for the exepition in October. Continue reading

Amazing Art – Bells of Santiago

Today, following on from yesterday’s creative lessons linked to the Bells of Santiago project, Keith, our local artist inspired us to begin to create a banner related to the fire. Our art work will be hung in the Waterfront museum as we perform our song on October the 4th.
Today was stage 1…
Vocabulary word wall related to the event, sketching images and cutting out stencils. Tomorrow we will use paint to add effects. We are so excited to see the finished product develop. Continue reading

Creative composition

Today Stacey Blythe came in to school to compose a song about the Bells of Santiago. We will be performing our song to the juniors tomorrow.
We will also be performing to the public and family at the Swansea Waterfront Museum on October 4th… Details to follow. Continue reading

The Bells Of Santiago

Thank you to the Lighthouse Theatre company for their amazing, inspiring and theatrical performance this morning. The production was part of our art project … This was stage one of the project.
The children thoroughly enjoyed and also loved the follow up workshop where they developed their acting skills. Continue reading

Awesome Art Work

Today year 4/5 visited the Glynn Vivian Art Museum. As we are studying the body, our focus was portraits. Pupils drew art work by Josef Herman, they also drew the art work collected by Richard Glynn Vivian.
The children then looked closely in the mirror to observe their facial features. They drew their faces and finally created their portrait collage using coloured paper and card.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning and have developed their first hand observation skills by using different media to do so. Continue reading