Clayton Brook Primary School

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Look at us learning

On this page you will find the exciting experiences we have had so far this year.



World Book Day!!

Art and Design!!

The  children  explored abstract art to create their own abstract paintings. They investigated abstract painters such as Jackson Pollock and Kandinsky. The children learnt how to paint like Kandinsky thinking about creating backgrounds, using colour to represent atmosphere and lines to mark definition. They used images to recreate their own environment in the style of Kandinsky. 


The children explored a variety of materials to investigate changes that can occur when different materials . They concluded that some material changes can be reversed and some cannot.


We had lots of fun in the snow!

After learning all about materials and their properties we decided to investigate which insulators are better at slowing down the movement of heat than others.

We really enjoyed making hats and learning songs before we watched  our Christmas Play, 'A Dicken's Christmas'.

Well done to all the children who made an Anglo-Saxon house as part of their homework!!

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Year 5's Class Assembly

Through our English lessons, this half-term we have explored the thoughts, feelings and actions of characters using drama techniques such as freeze framing, thought tracking (in role as characters, children speaking their thoughts aloud), role play and conscience alley. The children examined incidents from the viewpoint of different characters within the story, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. They linked them to short writing opportunities – diary entries, internal monologues and letters. In the following weeks, the children completed their own action scenes and stories based around an invention that went wrong.

This this half-term,  the children have developed their understanding of the human form. By extensive drawing  their understanding of human proportions have been developed and then challenged  by creating a 3-D form in sculpture. Exploring Ancient Greek sculptures and the work of artists such as Alberto Giacometti and Patricia Coates,  inspired and guided the  children from the initial drawing and investigating stages to developing their sculpture. The children  also developed their understanding of how to use a journal as an investigative tool.