Nurture Group Graduation

Today, four children and their proud parents celebrated their achievements as the children graduated from nurture group.

They were presented with their graduation diplomas.

Their fantastic graduation gowns were made by our very own Mrs Kolaj.

The ceremony was celebrated with a party and a dance off.

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Jam for the Mayor!

Some of our Year 4 students had the opportunity to go to the Whole Foods store in High Street Kensington and sell the yummy strawberry and rhubarb chutney and the strawberry jam that they had previously made in school.

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It was a fantastic day out. The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea came to visit our stall and she bought some of our jam!

The Lion King

Year 3 had a great time watching The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday 21st June. We really loved the music, learnt a lot about the Savannah and were inspired by the acting we saw by each and every one of the characters!

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have a look at our reviews of the performance.

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Impressionism in Year 5

In Year 5 we looked at the French Impressionist artist, Monet, who was famous for his painting Waterlillies. Impressionism was an art movement that began in France in the mid-19th century that showed snapshots of what everyday life was like. Impressionism captured a real moment instead of painting historical or romanticised scenes. The Impressionist artists painted in a way that was quick, using dabs of paint instead of the fine brushstrokes of the Academics. Light in works of art was also very important to Impressionists.

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Using paints, we created our own impressionist piece of artwork using small dabs of paint.  We created landscape paintings.

The African Art of Edward Tingatinga

As part of our topic on Africa, we looked at African art. Although African artwork can be very different, cultural and tribal, there is a common theme which is the abundant use of bright colours and animal and nature inspired. We looked at Tingatinga art which originated in Tanzania by the artist Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968. Edward began his work painting under a Baobab tree. His work consisted of bright, bold colours, simplistic designs, inspired by his surroundings.  Unfortunately he lived a short life, to the age of 35. After his death, painters who learned about his painting styles and techniques taught many others and the style spread across the world. Today, some children’s TV programs are based on the paintings by Edward Tingatinga.

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We created our own Tingatinga inspired artwork. We had to use vibrant, eye-catching colours and think about our artwork’s composition. We used pencil, pen and watercolours.

Persian Rugs and Islamic Geometric Patterns

As part of our learning on Islam, we looked at Persian rugs which are heavily based on geometric patterns. We created our own Persians rugs by weaving. We began making our loom by creating lengthwise warp yarns. We then created weft threads by taking different coloured yarn and inserting it over-and-under the warp threads.

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