Half Term

The academy will close for the half term holiday on Friday 20th October 2017. Pupils will return back to the academy on Monday 30th October 2017 at the normal time. Have a peaceful and enjoyable break.

Art of the Portrait

During the Spring term year 5 children have explored the topic 'Portraiture', and as part of this topic children took part in a workshop run by artists Ian Andrews and Sarah Fortes Mayer from the MAC Gallery – Birmingham.

Working on large sheets of paper and using charcoal and a rubber children created chiaroscuro drawings of elderly people. As part of the project children were invited to interview an elderly relative about a significant moment in their life. 

All the children really enjoyed the workshop and were pleased with their finished chiaroscuro drawings. The portraits will form part of the year 5 art exhibition ‘Art of the Portrait’ in the Summer term, which will feature all the artwork the children have created and their interviews with family relatives.