Curriculum and Cultural Experiences
Curriculum in Action
Rococo vs Bauhaus - Year 5 DT Chair Day
Year Five looked at design from both Rococo and Bauhaus styles, then designed their own. They used skill with tools to make their models, learning how to strengthen joins and add upholstery. They reviewed their products and discussed why some features changed (not just because the glue guns were fiddly!!).
Glockenspiels at Nelson
The Year 4 and Year 6 classes have been playing some wonderful music on their glockenspiels. Nelson Academy is lucky to have such talented musicians in our school!
Year Five celebrated Burns Night with a day of Scottish fun! In honour of the Scottish Poet Robert Burns, we dedicated a day to all things Scottish - Burns' poems, Scottish Dancing, Charles Rennie Macintosh art and some Computer programming with a special Scottish Challenge. As a treat, after working hard peeling tatties, we enjoyed our Burns' Supper together (haggis, neeps, tatties, scotch pancakes, shortbread and a 'wee dram' - Irn Bru). I was very happy to have seen such enthusiasm for Scottish Culture and some converts to the delights of the haggis!
Year 4 classes started weekly 30-minute ukulele lessons last week. The children will be learning about the different parts of the instrument and will be learning chords over the 10-week course. Our budding ukulele players are very enthusiastic about their lessons and we are looking forward to hearing some beautiful music as they learn and improve. The school is delighted that the children have been given this opportunity and we are very grateful for the funding provided by the Norfolk Music Hub.
Remembrance Day Activities - Year 6
Our Year 6 pupils perfecting their watercolour skills by painting the sky before adding on their hand-drawn silhouettes of WW2 images during Remembrance Day activities. The finished products were truly stunning and poignant.
We will remember them...
Christmas-themed Maths - Year 6
Year 6 practised plotting coordinates on their own drawn quadrants to reveal some Christmas themed pictures... ho ho ho!
Victorian Art - Year 6
As part of our Victorian Art and DT unit, Year 6 used their knowledge of William Morris' repeating designs to create their very own nature-inspired repeating patterns, which, after much careful sketching, adorned their hand-made 3D boxes! There was a sweet treat hidden inside... we made Peppermint Creams (a tasty Victorian delight) and placed them inside our boxes, however, we did not stop there. Every present needs a recipient, so we used our, new-found, cross-stitch skills to create personalised, monogrammed labels- using a Victorian font of course!
We have also been studying the architecture of the Victorian Era and used our fantastic drawing skills to sketch The Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abby and The Elizabeth Tower. What a talented group of artists, and artisans, our oldest pupils are! 🙂