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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Curious Creatures

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Annabel Johnson, director of Children’s Art School dropped in to Pelham today to teach a one off session. It’s great for me to spend a little time with the children, getting to know how their creative minds think. I did one of my favourite activities with them, building on the work Veena has been doing on [...]

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Mixed media gardens

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Today our year 1 children were working on composition, combining all elements they have worked on this term into one glorious mixed media garden. Click here to see their earlier work. Louise has worked hard on developing fine motor skills for careful paperwork and helping the children with more advanced painting and compositiion techniques. They [...]

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Beautiful birds with wax resist papers

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Years 2-6 have been experimenting with ways to make decorated paper. Children began by experimenting with the wax resist technique. They used textured papers and wood to create rubbings with wax crayons then applied a wash of blue or black ink. We went on to use the papers the children produced with stencils in the [...]

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Gardening with paper and paint -Year 1 at Pelham

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This term our year 1 children have been thinking about gardens whilst using paper and paint. We started by developing our paper skills asking where does paper come from, how is it made and what can it be used for. We learnt to fold paper using symmetry to create origami and made Grasshoppers. We also [...]

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