Hirst Class Learning Story

Anti-bullying Week 2017

The focus of this week has been Anti-bullying. As such, 6A have been busy creating their own play about bullying. The play focuses on JJ. JJ has recently joined the school. When he goes outside for playtime, he accidentally finds himself in a spot of trouble. He has...

Room for Art update

Hirst Class visited the Whitechapel Art Gallery again, to see the environment that they are going to be exhibiting in and continue working on the next stage of the Room for Art design. The children designed their own tiles, inspired by the Peggy Angus tiles we have in...

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

Room for Art update

Just a quick update with a few photographs of the project from the last two weeks. The children have been learning about the different processes of being an architect; measuring the site of the art room, making models and researching surface texture through making...

Room for Art update

Today we thought about what we would like the art space used for, and imagined some sculptural designs of the building. We also interviewed people from our school community, as we hope the space will be a central feature of our school - used by everyone. Lots of...

Room for Art

Hirst Class started working on an exciting project today. They went on a trip to the Whitechapel Art Gallery and worked with the architects, Matt+Fiona. The project is being run over the whole Autumn term, and during that time year 6 will be working closely...

Our Last Day in Suffolk

Today,5A went to the Suffolk Punch trust.They fed and saw a few animals such as,guinea pigs,goats and chickens.They also learnt about farming in the past.Additionally,they  rode on a cart which was pulled by a tractor.After that,they also saw big horses and a few...

5A at the Spectacular Seaside

As we entered the seaside we stopped to get some ice cream.It tasted like whipped cream and it was really nice.In the beach the tide was already close in,we had so much fun playing in sand and splashing around in the water.We also found something buried in the sand it...

5A at Minsmere

We're speeding back to London...so here is another blog post! Eventually, we arrived at the bird sanctuary and two bird specialists showed us around the Minsmere marsh. Soon after , we were given binoculars to search for special birds . Then , we went pond fishing and...

Den Building in Rendlesham

We're writing this on the coach on the way back to London! On Wednesday afternoon we built dens in Rendlwsham Forest in Suffolk. Our guide Bev showed us how to make our den and what we needed. We explored the forest for different materials. Then we split into groups...

5A’s First Morning in Suffolk

We all started off by going to the Rendleshm Forest. We then went to a playground in the forest. There were all sorts of things to do, for example an obstacle course, different types of swings,a zip wire etc. We played around for a good hour and then started exploring...

Sew Amazing!

Year 5 are developing their sewing skills in art this half term, with Kahlo Class producing these fantastic houses today. They are going to be sent to a national art charity to be added to a collective 'village', made by children from all over the...

Angel of Poplar

Yesterday we went on a local area walk to the Angel of Poplar statue at Poplar Recreation Ground. We visited the site of the original Upper North Street School and stood where the bomb was dropped. We all found the experience very moving and touching. We couldn't...

Kahlo to the British Museum

Kahlo Class had an incredible trip the world famous British Museum today! We learned about mummification, and got to see some real live mummies! Amazingly, the British Museum never unwrapped the mummies first brought to England in the early 20th Century. This means...

Snails in Kahlo

This morning, Alicia found a snail in the Secret Garden and we named him Herman. We brought it into the classroom and put it into a small tray as a habitat. Fortunately, Mr O'Regan warned us snails like to climb around and Herman would probably try to escape. We...

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