Arts Mark: Blog items

The Dot inspired Art

Date: 29th Mar 2021 @ 7:02pm

We watched this video called the Dot. 

THE DOT

Then we used our painting skills from Autumn term to create different colours and textures for our dotty abstract art. We used warm and cool colours to design different sized dots using different tools and technicues. Then we constructed our group artwork!

Going Dotty!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 4:39pm

Year Five have been created art inspired by a short film called 'The Dot' and have had a fantastic afternoon creating their masterpieces!

The children either created their dotty pattern inside a circle or around a circle using a variety of bright colours. They ended up with some eye-catching creations!

Sizzling Samba

Date: 22nd Mar 2021 @ 7:06pm

Fern Class are starting to work with Mr. Simpson to learn about Samba. We have been focusing on using the different Samba instruments and working on keeping the beat/pulse, repeating call and response rhythms and learning about the different names of notes e.g. crotchet, minim and quaver. It has been great fun so far!

The Royal Ballet Zooms in

Date: 18th Mar 2021 @ 1:29pm

We have been having weekly Ballet lessons from The Royal Ballet School via zoom. Miss Gough has taught us some beautiful ballet moves as well as the French words for meaning. We have enjoyed linking our ballet lessons with our Light topic in Science as we have danced like lights, flames, fireworks and candles. Ballet is all about core strength, stamina and control. 

French words:

Tendu - to stretch

Reverence - curtsey

Arabesque - lifting one leg behind the other

Port De Bra - Movement of the arms

Pirouette - to sping

Plie - bend the legs

Musical Maestro

Date: 15th Mar 2021 @ 7:19pm

Throughout the last lockdown, some children continued to recieve their weekly Music Lessons via Zoom from Blackpool Music Service, including Guitar and Drumming. These two Musical Maestros achieved their Silver awards for guitar. Their effort, commitment, persistence and hardwork resulted in them achieving their next Guitar award! Well done and keep playing. 

Year Three and Four loved their first lesson with the Royal Ballet!

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 4:43pm

Year Three and Year Four really enjoyed their first lessons this year with Sarah and Rob from the Royal Ballet! They learnt all about the Royal Ballet School at White Lodge and how ballet and lots of its terminology originates from France. 

The children learnt some of the main ballet positions and their dance was linked to light which is one of the current Science topics in Lower Key Stage Two. Children learning at home also joined in with the Zoom lesson. 

We had a fantastic time participating in the Royal Ballet Nutcracker Workshop!

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 12:15pm

The children had an amazing opportunity today and took part in a zoom Royal Ballet School 'Nutcracker' workshop. The character that was particularly popular was the Mouse King and everyone loved acting as him through dance. They also learnt about the story behind the Nutcracker Ballet. 

In January, Year Three will be receiving weekly ballet lessons from the Royal Ballet and four older pupils are already part of the Royal Ballet Scheme after school.

 

'Annie' Musical Theatre Workshops.

Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 10:03am

Children from Year Five and Year Six really enjoyed their first musical theatre workshops with Georgia from Italia Conti. They are looking forward to their second set of workshops this Friday and cannot wait to be filmed performing numbers from the show early next year!

We loved performing in the Blackpool Digital Dance Festival!

Date: 6th Dec 2020 @ 8:47am

Dance teams from both Year Three and Year Five have submitted dance routines into the first ever Blackpool Digital Dance Festival. Here are Year Five performing. The children helped to choreograph their dance as well as perform it! The children from both year groups said that they loved participating and working together.

Our Royal Shakespeare Ambassadors loved their Zoom training session!

Date: 2nd Dec 2020 @ 4:30pm

This week, our RSC Ambassadors participated in a training session with Jo Cleasby from Blackpool Grand Theatre. They discussed the characteristics needed to be an effective ambassador who is able to represent their school and work with other schools. Everyone could suggest important characteristics such as: being confident, organised and keen to participate.

The group also discussed ideas that we could work on as a school and as part of a cluster of RSC Associate schools with their peers from other schools. 

Year Five loved interviewing Shakespearian actors!

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:04pm

Today in Year Five, both classes had the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with two actors from the RSC. They learnt about how actors deal with pre-performance nerves, how they learn their lines and what inspired them to become actors.

This week, we have also been learning how to create our own space inspired interpretative dance with small groups of children being each planet. A number of children have also been keenly rehearsing for the first ever Blackpool digital dance festival. Another creative week in Year Five!

Little Red Riding Hood Ballet

Date: 18th Mar 2020 @ 1:05pm

Children from EYFS and Key Stage One are really enjoying dancing and acting in our weekly dance and drama club. They cannot wait to perform for parents, friends and family in the Northern Ballet's KS1 version of Little Red Riding Hood in a few weeks! 

The Taming of the Shrew

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 8:00pm

As part of Year 5's work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, 14 children had the opportunity to learn and act out a scene from the play 'The Taming of the Shrew' and perform with other schools in the local area.  All the children came together at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool and performed on its famous stage.  We were extremely impressed with the children's dedication and commitment when learning their lines and also the courage and confidence they demonstrated whilst acting in front of an audience. All of Year 5 children enjoyed watching the play and their experience at the theatre. 

Shakespearean Drama

Date: 13th Feb 2020 @ 9:19am

Year Five have been rehearsing for the forthcoming Shakespeare festival which is being held on Tuesday 3rd March at the Blackpool Grand Theatre. 14 children are performing in Taming of the Shrew alongside children from eight other schools. The children are all extremely excited to perform!

School's Alive 2020

Date: 11th Feb 2020 @ 12:59pm

On a very windy Monday evening and having been rehearsing since September, Boundary joined pupils from virtually every Blackpool school at The Grand Theatre, performing hundreds of songs and dances, playing in bands and orchestras and enjoying a wonderful introduction to theatre!
Pupil's from Years 5 an 6 performed a medley of songs from Oliver and WOW, they were amazing! The hard-work, determination, perseverance and team work that each child demonstrated throughout each rehearsal and during the final performance really paid off - we could not be more proud of each and every performer!

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch and to the children and staff for the time and energy they put into rehearsing and the final show.

The One With The Grinch!

Date: 10th Dec 2019 @ 8:28pm

Today we began our Christmas celebrations by attending our annual Christmas pantomime at Blackpool Sixth Form College. This year's panto was the Grinch and it was absolutely brilliant. It was very funny and the girl who played the Grinch was utterly brilliant!!

'Grinch'mas Panto!

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 1:05pm

It was a little bit chilly but the rain held off as Year 3 began their journey to the Christmas Panto! KS2 had the wonderful opportunity to watch Blackpool Sixth Form in their interpretation of the Grinch at Christmas. Well done to all the students who took part! We had a fantastic time. 

RSC Trip - The Merchant of Venice

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 3:18pm

The Royal Shakespeare Company Primary School scheme aims to increase the cultural capital of each student who is involved - exposing children to wider reading, increasing literacy skills through drama and acting and attending professional performances. It introduces children to the idea that words have a life off the page as well as within a book itself - this was certainly the case as Year 4 attended a performance of The Merchant of Venice at The Grand Theatre. Prior to this, both Year 4 classes took a small section of the play and, working in small groups, taking on a particular role, rehearsed their lines and with a new understanding of inflection, tone of voice and body language, performed their part of the play to the class.

Ambassadors, Ambassadors, Where for art thou Ambassadors?

Date: 12th Nov 2019 @ 9:16am

Our Royal Shakespeare Ambassadors had a fantastic day working collaboratively with children from schools from Wyre, Fylde and Blackpool. They worked together to help plan the forthcoming Shakespeare Festival and were involved in joint projects and discussion groups. The children learnt about the role of being a Shakespeare Champion and played speaking and listening games with the other schools. A fantastic day was had by all!

 

Lets get creative! #NorthernBalletSchool

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 8:04pm

Our visit from the Royal Ballet school was fantastic!  Keisha, a dancer from Northern Ballet, worked with us to explore the story and characters within Puss in Boots. We took on different roles throughout the lesson and learnt how we could use our bodies and expression to convey different feelings and movements. 

We loved performing in the Blackpool Digital Dance Festival!

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 2:15pm

Dance teams from both Year Three and Year Five have submitted dance routines into the first ever Blackpool Digital Dance Festival. Here are Year Five performing. The children helped to choreograph their dance as well as perform it! The children from both year groups said that they loved participating and working together.

‘Annie’ Musical Theatre Workshops.

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 2:11pm

Children from Year Five and Year Six really enjoyed their first musical theatre workshops with Georgia from Italia Conti. They are looking forward to their second set of workshops this Friday and cannot wait to be filmed performing numbers from the show early next year!

We had a fantastic time participating in the Royal Ballet Nutcracker Workshop!

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 2:10pm

The children had an amazing opportunity today and took part in a zoom Royal Ballet School ‘Nutcracker’ workshop. The character that was particularly popular was the Mouse King and everyone loved acting as him through dance. They also learnt about the story behind the Nutcracker Ballet. 

In January, Year Three will be receiving weekly ballet lessons from the Royal Ballet and four older pupils are already part of the Royal Ballet Scheme after school.

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