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Culture Sculpture Project
Each class started their session by listening to a story, taking inspiration from the text and illustrations to create their designs. Whilst creating their designs and sculptures they listened to both traditional and modern music to help immerse themselves in the culture.
EYFS - Colours of Australia
by Bronwyn Baucroft
Year 1 - The Great Race
by Christopher Carr
Year 2 - Threads of Me
by Erica Asaute
Year 3 - Dreamcatcher
by Audrey Osofsky
Year 4 - Rama & Sita
by Malachy Doyle
'Colours of Australia' inspired the creation of beautifully vibrant gecko sculptures.
Key Stage 1
Year 1's story about 'The Great Race' led them to design and make dragon masks. Where Year 2, having read 'Threads of Me', used Kente cloth designs to create their more abstract pieces of sculpture.
Key Stage 2
As the book title name suggests, Year 3 made their very own 'Dreamcatchers' using brightly cololured wools, feathers and beads. Year 4's inspiration came from the Hindu story of 'Rama and Sita' they created Rangoli patterned discs.
Coquet Park hosted their very own art exhibition to showcase the children's talents for their parents and carers, who were suitably impressed by their young artists. The children were beaming with pride! Many thanks go to Mrs Marcantonio from Art4 and the PTFA for making this possible.
Over the course of one year, the whole school embarked on an Arts project with the hopes of achieving the coveted Artsmark award. We are delighted to announce that Coquet Park First School has been awarded the Gold Artsmark Award. Our report included wonderful comments, such as...
"Coquet Park First School is a school that truly values the importance of the Arts from the senior leaders, governors, staff, children and the community. You should feel proud of your achievements when it comes to your Artsmark journey and the recognition you give to how the arts significantly contributes to your Equality Action Plan.......
Pupil engagement is a strength and your strategies for involving pupils in the planning and delivery of authentic arts and cultural experiences has been very successful."
The children are very proud of themselves and their achievements, and we had a celebration arts afternoon, where each class chose an arts based activity. Our love of the arts continues and we will be asking for their ideas of what exciting project to do next. Watch this space!
Thank you to all for supporting our Artsmark journey – we look forward to showing many more of our artistic skills over the coming months and years.
A Stained Glass Window for our School
Mr and Mrs Halliday, parents of Millie in Year 3, are stained glass artists and have very kindly offered to donate a stained glass window to our school. They wanted to honour the hard work and resilience of the staff, children and families over the difficult past year.
They said “We all need to be proud of how we got through the last year and how we have all had to adapt and change. And what’s wonderful is that we are here and working together and our children are the little heroes ... so let’s make something beautiful to celebrate this achievement and the beauty that can be found in the human spirit in difficult times. “
The children were invited to submit their artistic ideas for what they felt would reflect our school and the unprecedented time the whole world had seen. The Glasshouse then took those ideas to create the design you see below. We are so touched and grateful for this kind offer, and a stained glass window, in the centre of our school, will be a beautiful way to hopefully mark the end of these challenging times.
Coquet Park children impressed everyone again at our Art Exhibition. Inspired by the book "A River" by Marc Martin, each year group created their own landscape for the river to flow through. Visitors were amazed by the talent on display.