Events & Celebrations
Arts / Awe & Wonder Week
Monday 1st March – Friday 5th March 2021
Inspired by the book ‘When the World Made a Rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson we are inviting children to choose a colour from the rainbow and create their own self-portrait.
If you have not done so already, please listen the story via this link: https://youtu.be/E8587eUxY1g
You can use ANY media (pencils, crayons, pastels, paint, collage etc.) to create your artwork. We just ask children to stick to one colour and have a go at creating different shades of their chosen colour.
Please email a picture of your self-portrait by Thursday 4th March so it can be added to our virtual art gallery. On Friday, we will send a link to show off what children have done in school/at home and celebrate our children’s wonderful artwork.
You are also welcome to send in your self-portrait when we return to school on Monday 8th March. On returning to school, we would like to create a rainbow of our children’s faces and celebrate being together again.
We look forward to seeing your amazing artwork!
Let’s paint a big rainbow to put on display
When people pass by it, they’ll see it and say.
“All rainstorms must end, and this rainstorm will too.”
And they’ll feel a bit happier, all thanks to you.
Big Community Arts Day
Saturday 27th February 2021
We had planned to hold our Community Arts Day today but sadly due to the current lockdown we are not able to hold it in school. We love nothing more than seeing families enjoying the arts together on our Community Arts Days so we have come up with an art project we hope you can all enjoy together at home.
With World Book Day around the corner we would like to invite families to listen to Captain Sir Tom Moore reading from his book ‘One Hundred Steps’.
Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE3D0_oXGwQ
When asked by his Grandson Benjie what message he would like to give to boys and girls, Sir Captain Tom Moore replies “remember, tomorrow is a good day”. This is such an inspirational message that has given hope to us all living through this pandemic and we have chosen to use this message as the theme for this year’s Community Arts Day.
Having each other has never been so important and we hope this activity will inspire you to reflect on the positive times you have shared together as a family and a reminder of the brighter days that are ahead of us.
We would like for you to reflect on the time you have spent together as family in lockdown and create a family portrait. This is an opportunity for all members of the family to get creative and enjoy producing your own piece of art work.
You can use ANY media (pencils, crayons, pastels, paint, collage etc.) to create your artwork.
Please send a photo by email which will be added to our online Art Gallery. You are also welcome to send in your family portrait when we return to school on Monday 8th March.
Click on the link below to listen to the full story of ‘One Hundred Steps’ by Captain Sir Tom Moore read by Miss Hesling https://youtu.be/y_dhN6-grCc
We look forward to seeing your family portraits
“For all those of you finding it difficult, the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away. Remember, tomorrow will be a good day.”
Captain Sir Tom Moore
‘Elements of Halton’
Halton Primary Arts Network Project 2021
We were due to take part in the Halton Primary Arts Network exhibition at Runcorn Shopping City in February but due to government restrictions sadly it has been cancelled. The theme for the project is Elements of Halton and following discussions with our Arts Ambassadors we decided to focus our school project around the River Mersey and its significance for transport of people and industrial goods.
This is a fantastic opportunity for children to get creative whilst learning about the history of Halton and we would like to welcome children to take part from home. We will create an online art gallery for children to admire each other’s work and set up our own exhibition in school when the children return.
Parents, carers and siblings are more than welcome to get involved too and we hope you have fun as a family getting creative together. We’re sure most of you remember travelling over some of the bridges for the first time and how the bridges have impacted on transport links in Widnes over the years. We would love you to use this opportunity to share these experiences with your children. Why not call grandparents to share their stories also!
We would like children to create a representation of one of the following:
- The Runcorn Railway Bridge – also known as Ethelfleda Bridge and The Britannia Bridge
- The Transporter Bridge
- The Silver Jubilee Bridge
- The Mersey Gateway Bridge
You can use ANY media (pencils, crayons, pastels, paint, collage, clay etc.) to create your artwork, the most important things is to have fun!
Please take a picture of your finished masterpiece and email it your child’s class teacher by Friday 5th February 2020.
We ask that children keep their artwork in a safe place at home until we return to school. Once we are back at school their artwork can be sent in to be displayed in our school gallery. We will also hold a virtual exhibition so families can join us in celebrating everyone’s work together too.
We have recently appointed three new Arts Ambassadors from reception who will join our existing children to consult on ideas for future arts projects, foci for after school clubs and the planning and evaluation of Arts Weeks and Community Arts Days. They will also be responsible for gathering thoughts from children in their class on matters relating to the arts.
Big Community Arts Day 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Arts Day on Saturday 12th October 2019, it was a pleasure to see so many of you.
Children and families enjoyed a wide range of art and craft activities such as creating their own autumn trees, experimenting with colour mixing to create different effects and making picture frames. Children got the chance to make bracelets and crowns. They also enjoyed exploring a range of musical instruments to add sounds to different fairy tale stories.
We really enjoyed getting to see everyone’s artistic and musical skills and we are looking forward to our next event in the summer term.
Halton Primary Arts Network Exhibition 2019
The theme for Halton Schools Art’s Project 2020 is ‘Tokyo 2020’. Year 2 have been working on developing a magnificent display during Arts Club.
Arts / Awe & Wonder Week 2019
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed our annual Arts Week and the high level of involvement and enjoyment was evident in the productive and pleasant atmosphere in each class.
The children engaged in a wide range of activities that explored all areas of the arts, including Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Creative Writing. The secure cross curricular links enabled breadth of experience, individual expression and consolidation of ideas.
The activities were challenging and engaging, with a wide range of resources supporting the development of knowledge and skills.
In the words of the children:
“I like painting, I love mixing colours. I can make all different shades of a colour.”
“When it’s finished it feels really nice, really amazing!”
“This is the best week ever. I love all the fun things we do.”
Goodbye to Year 2
Watch our end of year video here!