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Visits, Visitors and Extra Curricular Activities

Our children are curious learners, and are eager to improve their learning! To help develop, consolidate and deepen their learning, understanding and skills, we incorporate lots of visits, visitors and extra-curricular activities into our provision!  We involve parents, grandparents and the wider community and utilise their knowledge and resources; we also plan extra-curricular visits to enhance the learning within our topics.  See the photographs below for an illustration of this!
Art Week: May 2019
On Monday we worked with Natalie Burns the artist who is exhibiting at The Old Courthouse.  Some of the photos show us looking for our favourite 100 square in the Natalie Burns Exhibition at The Old Courthouse, others show our children working together with Natalie to create a grand cumulative collage!
On Tuesday, the children from Catbells and Kidsty Pike classes went to Peggy Nut Woods to continue their creativity in a woodland environment!  The children made magic wands, 3D sculptures and our school logo out of leaves, twigs and stones!
On Wednesday, the children worked with Julia Mitchell, a sketch artist! The children brought in photos of their pets, or favourite pets, and Julia taught them how to sketch them! She proved to be an inspiring influence!

Art Week - May 2019 - Helvellyn Class

We have been to The Old Courthouse to see the exhibition by Natalie Burns called '100 Squares - A Year of my Life'. There were 100 pieces of art, each made up of 100 squares, to tell the story of Natalie's 2017. We thought the exhibition was fantastic - so much to look at and think about. If you have time, you must pop in yourselves to have a look! When we arrived back to school we started writing our reviews of the exhibition - Natalie is keen to read the finished products! We then started to make our own collages, focusing on landscapes, squares and animals. 

On Wednesday, we worked with an illustrator called Julia Mitchell. She showed us some of her own pencil drawings - mainly fell ponies - and explained how long it took to draw them. Julia demonstrated how she started a sketch by drawing Mrs Idle's dog, Tramper. We all had the opportunity to draw our own pets, and Julia came round to help us if we needed it. 

We were also fortunate to have a visit from Emma Bramley, who showed us some of her art work. Emma takes her sketch book everywhere in her handbag, and likes to sketch places she has been. 

On Thursday we worked with Mandy Parker to learn silk-painting. We had a practice on our own piece of material, then came together to produce a shared background.