Arts Mark: Blog items

Schools Alive 2024

Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 8:10am

We are so proud of all the children who took part in this year's Schools Alive hosted by Blackpool Music Service supported by Friends of BMS and held at the Winter Gardens Blackpool. Their 'School of Rock' performance ROCKED! 🎡🎡🎸🎸🎀🎀

Year 3- Travelling by Tuba

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 10:47am

Year 3 got to experience Travelling by Tuba, an interactive musical trip through the year ! The children loved looking at all the different instruments and hearing the amazing music!

Year 5 - Nativity Art

Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 11:22am

As we get closer to Christmas, pupils in year 5 were asked to use the art skills we learned earlier in the year to produce a Nativity image. Using pencils, pupils sketched images of the Nativity over an ancient map of the Holy Land.

Key Stage 2 Choir Perform at Abingdon Street Market

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 10:37am

This evening our choir performed at Abingdon Street Market πŸŽ„πŸŽΆβ˜ƒοΈ
Thank you all for coming ⭐

Year 3- Chiaroscuro!

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 3:00pm

The children explored the skill of chiaroscuro in art which means 'light- dark'. We looked at how to use charcoal to create shadows and then used rubbers and chalk to create highlights. We will sue these skills in our fianl piece. 

Year 6 - The Haka

Date: 15th Nov 2023 @ 8:50pm

Today we began our dance unit - The Haka. We watched different performances of the Haka and discussed the history behind it. We learned that The Haka is a ceremonial Māori war dance or challenge. Haka are usually performed in a group and represent a display of a tribe's pride, strength and unity. We performed the first 15 seconds of the dance in unison and made sure that we could all follow the movements in time and synchronised. Over the weeks we will add parts to the dance until we have learnt the entire routine.


Year 3 Welcome their parents to The Royal Ballet

Date: 19th Oct 2023 @ 7:48am

This week was our last week dancing with The Royal Ballet School. To celebrate the success we have had over the last 6 weeks, we invited parents in to watch what we have been learning. It was a great turn out and we appreciate the support from our friends and family! We showcased our spotting, skipping, sautes, reverence and finally a routine we had put together linking to our Science topic on Forces.   

Year 3- Marvellous music!

Date: 18th Oct 2023 @ 4:05pm

This week Year Three listened to the song ‘ Lets work it out together’ again and discussed creating a composition that goes along with it. We used YUMU and looked at note length and varying it throughout our pieces. 

Year 6 - Composing with Computers

Date: 17th Oct 2023 @ 3:50pm

For the last two lessons we have used Charanga YUMU to compose and electronically transcribe our own composition using a 5-note set treble clef stave.

We reviewed our knowledge of note values and durations and created our own compositions using a mixture of crotchets, minims, dotted minims and semibreves. Some of us were able to create an ostinato (a repeating musical phrase).

Year 5 - Sketching and Maps

Date: 21st Sep 2023 @ 2:51pm

As our art journey continues, pupils sketched images form our class reading book, 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. After creating a sketchbook page of ideas, pupils created a final piece of art by sketching an image over a map.

Year 5 - Typography Topic

Date: 7th Sep 2023 @ 2:56pm

This week, the pupils in year 5 have begun their art journey which is all about typography and maps. Typography is the creation of aesthetically pleasing and legible letters. In this lesson, pupils learned about how printed letter fonts have evolved over the past 2000 years. We then created our own letters using a variety of shapes.

Blackpool Children and Families Art Competition

Date: 19th Jul 2023 @ 12:06pm

Blackpool Children and Families Art Competition

One of our year 5 pupils, Sophie W, has been chosen as a winner of the Blackpool Children and Families Art Competition. Her fantastic pencil drawing of Blackpool Tower will be used to make their new Children and Families Plan look and feel more exciting. Well done, Sophie!

Boundary Music Concert

Date: 12th Jul 2023 @ 5:45pm

We celebrate Music at Boundary with an End of Year Assembly for Year 3 Samba and our Peripatetic musicians on guitar and drums. Everybody performed brilliantly for the school and parents! Callum was awarded 3rd place in Blackpool Musician of the Year!

James Harris visits Boundary

Date: 10th Jul 2023 @ 1:36pm

We were so thrilled to be visited by author, James Harris on Friday 7th July. He conducted a whole school assembly where he talked about writing books and how he got into it. James grew up in  seaside town, near Middlesbrough (just like Blackpool). James definitely inspired some of our aspiring young writers to follow in his footsteps and begin writing their own books. 

Throughout the day, Year 5 and 6 took part in workshops, where James talked about creating stories from things he was most interested in. James got the children to draw a random shape on a piece of paper and told them to swap them and then he told them to create the shape into a monster. The children could shout out a number between 1-40 and James would give them different ideas to help create a monster. This showed the children that they could let their imagination run wild and create something from 'nothing'! 

Year 5 - Sketching Practise

Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 4:17pm

This afternoon we practised our observational drawing skills. We made careful observations of real life objects and used pencils to sketch items that were found on the beach. 

Ella-Rose wins the National Literacy Trust poetry prize!

Date: 19th May 2023 @ 12:02pm

During Thursday's assembly, Ella-Rose was presented with a bundle of books by Get Blackpool Reading as she won the National Literacy Trust poetry competition. Here is Ella-Rose’s poem:

"Litter, litter goes in the bin,
To throw it on the ground is a really big sin.
The earth is home to lots of creatures and bugs, they don't come in our home and throw litter on rugs.
Dont sin it, bin it! working together we can win it."

Ella's class were also given their own copy of "The Creature Choir" by David Walliams. Well done to everyone who took part!

Year 5 - Stormy Cinquains

Date: 18th May 2023 @ 3:43pm

This week year 5 have begun their poetry journey by looking at didactic cinquain poems. After reading several examples, pupils identified the features, layout and language of cinquain poems and discussed what they liked and disliked about them. In this lesson, pupils worked together to create a cinquain poem about a thunderstorm before working with a partner to create a beach-themed poem. 

Year 3 Stop Motion Animation

Date: 16th May 2023 @ 11:43am

In our topic of Stop Motion animation we created short films from still pictures. We used onion skinning techniques to know where our previous picture were so that our changes were small. We made sure not to include our own hair/fingers in the photos to ensure consistency in the finished clip. Some people even added sound (planes and trains) to our animations. We were inspired by our Science of Growth and the WW2 topic using steam trains and fighter planes to create our animations. 

Boundary Budding Stars round-up!

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 1:07pm

After running so many amazing clubs this year, we hosted our first Boundary Budding Star's Showcase evening where pupils from across school performed.
Talented pupils from Reception to Year 6 showed us their skills in drama, dance and song with Ballet Club, Bollywood, Schools Alive, Samba and Choir all performing brilliantly. Year 5 showed us their Tempest performance from the Grand Theatre and Key stage 1 music Club sang too. 

Thank you to all our wonderful children for taking part and for the support and encouragement of their parents and carers!

Whole School Art Day 2023

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 11:22am

On Thursday all the children fully embraced a whole school art day. From Nursery to Year 6 you could hear the sound of paper being ripped and cut as the children created collages of different things you can find in their home town of Blackpool. From transport in Year 3 to famous landmarks in Year 5, from trees and flowers in Year 1 to collaged signs in Year 6. The children have created some superb pieces of artwork and these are all going to be displayed together to create a whole school mural.

Year 2 Music Makers

Date: 24th Mar 2023 @ 8:16am

This half term in Music we have been doing lots of listening and describing using our Music Mats. We have been using appropriate musical vocabulary such as tempo, pitch, beat, rhythm and dynamics. This week we have been using the glockenspiels to compose and transcribe our own music in response to the song Helping Each Other. We have been writing down the notes and the names so that we can play it back again next week. 


Reception Ballet Club

Date: 23rd Mar 2023 @ 8:16pm

Over the past few weeks some of the children from Reception have been attending ballet club.  They have been working extremly hard to practice their ballet dance to the music 'Sugar Plum Fairy'.  The children listened carefully, worked as a team and demonstrated lots of our Boundary characteristics.  The made sure they pointed their toes and moved elegantly in time to the music.  The children performed their dance at our Boundary Budding Stars event infront of approximately 120 parents and carers.  They did a very a fantastic job.  We are very proud of each and every one of them.

Year 5 - Art Day

Date: 23rd Mar 2023 @ 4:37pm

For Art Day, pupils in year 5 were asked to create a collage and drawing of a famous Blackpool landmark. After discussing the landmarks, such as Blackpool Tower and Central Pier, pupils created a page of ideas in their sketchbooks. After that, pupils chose a landmark and found an image of it to reproduce for their final piece of work. The children used a range of materials to make a collage background, before drawing a pencil sketch of their landmark.

Key Stage Choir perform at Choir of the Year!

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 7:55am

Wow! What an experience!
We are very proud of our choir who performed at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. A big thank you to Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Pope for all of their time and effort given to the children, and to all of the other staff who attended tonight.

Musical Success!

Date: 16th Mar 2023 @ 4:22pm

Today we celebrated the achievements of Lola and Callum, some of our KS2 Drummers. They achieved Blackpool Music school Medals in Gold and Silver for their committment and learning in drumming. They attend weekly Peri lessons in school and we are very proud of them! Well done!