There has been an air of Christmas around the school during the past two weeks. All the children have been very busy, creating a Christmas design that can be turned in to cards, key rings, fridge magnet, gift tags and even wrapping paper! I have seen the products and they are of an extremly high quaility.
The children all worked extremely hard and we even played Christmas music to get us into the festive spirit, even if, alas, there was no singing. Now that the children have done their part it’s now over to you!
If you would like to order any of the aforementioned items then please fill out the form on the back of your child’s deisgn. Kindly note the following:
- Please ensure that you fill in your child’s name, exactly as you would like it to appear on the design.
- Please can you put an X in the box to indicate the top of the design. I did do some, but time constraints meant I didn’t do them all, so if you could just double check then that would be fab – thanks.
- You may see on the form that it says Does not work well: anything stuck to the paper….. I phoned and spoke to IQ cards before starting the cards, just to clarify and they are referring to cotton wool, googly eyes, glitter etc and NOT piece of card and paper. I just wated to clear that up incase you read that and thought your child’s fabulous design may be ‘rejected’ at the printing stage! I hope that puts your minds at rest.
Remember that ALL orders have to be received by FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER and your child’s design MUST be returned to their class teacher.
A huge thanks to the Friends of St Peter’s for organising this event, as the funds raised benefit all our children at St Peter’s.
In other exciting news……
One design will be chosen for our school Christmas card and one design will be chosen, by Father Jeremy, to be sold at Sacred Heart Church.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This spectacular deer that Rosie (Year 1) has created really is a ‘work of art’! Ash you can see, she had to make it in stages and be really patience, but her hard work paid off because the end result is outstanding! Brilliant work Rosie and thank you so much for sharing this with us…and of course Father Jeremy!
Nell has diligently painted these stones, for Father Jeremy, which include a few of his favourite things! I think they looks fabulous…don’t you? Fantastic Nell – thanks for sharing!
Look at this astonishing portrait of Father Jeremy that Islwyn (Year 6) has drawn. It is clear that he has made a careful study of Father Jeremy’s features and included a lot of detail in his drawing. Bravo Islwyn and thanks for sharing!
Following in the footsteps of his brother, Mostyn (Year 3) has drawn a superb portrait of Father Jeremy too! I think it looks just like him, especially that wonderful smile. Great work Mostyn and thanks for sharing.
Wow! I am super impressed with this stone portrait of Father Jeremy…it looks just like him! The artist behind this creation is Calin (Year 4) and he has done a a terrific job. Well done Calin and thanks for sharing….please keep hold of it…I know Father Jeremy will love it!
Wow! What a wonderful pop-up card that Alana has created to pay tribute to Father Jeremy and his 45 years as a priest. The time and effort that she has put into making this has paid off because it looks fabulous! Bravo Alana and thank you for sharing this with us…and Father Jeremy!
Knowing that Father Jeremy enjoys nature, Ben (Year 3) decided to paint a trio of nature pictures. The first is a scene from Madagascar with mango trees and a volcano! The second is a sea scene with lots of hammerheads, stingray and lion fish ……
…Finally , there is this painting of Father Jeremy’s church with a cow outside as you may find in the countryside. What a fitting tribute for Father Jeremy, Ben. Thank you for sharing these with us.
Goodness me! Look at this wonderful plaque that Riya (Year 4) has created for Father Jeremy. She a clearly put in a great deal of time and effort to create this stunning masterpiece. Very well done Riya and thanks for sharing!
What a truly delightful painting by Fern (Year 5), which celebrates Father Jeremy’s 45 Years as a priest… I especially like the words ’45 Years of changing lives’ Brilliant work Fern and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Look at this fabulous poster that Emma (Year 4) has created to express her feeling and congratulate Father Jeremy. I think it looks truly amazing! Very well done Emma and thank you for sharing this.
I just love Eva’s (Year 5) poster that has facts about Father Jeremy, including, ‘Last but not least he is the best priest I have ever had!’ What wonderful words Eva…thanks for sharing this with us.
Wow! What a remarkable collage that pays tribute to Father Jeremy…I think it is simply stunning! This is what their mum wrote: “We wanted to do something special to celebrate Father Jeremy’s anniversary. Although Kian wasn’t here when we created it, he has read a lot for Father in the past and it wouldn’t seem right not including him in this. Dillon did the 4, I did the 5 and Conor researched for photos, printed, stuck on and touched up the poster. So, again, a team effort. “ Here, here to that! This creative family always make such an effort for these art challenges. Thank you so much for sharing this with us….and Father Jeremy.
We have had another busy week in Reception, doing lots of arts and crafts.
These children were learning about colour mixing. They mixed the primary colours of red, yellow and blue to make the secondary colours, orange, green and purple. they then had great fun mixing ALL the primary colours to make BROWN
Lovely colour mixing!
These children have been exploring engineering by making household items, such as hoovers and hammers to practise their DIY skills!
We decided to give this bald man some funky new hairstyles using natural things we found on the school field. Which new hair-do is your favourite?
Hello! What another funny week with weather… I attempted to have a BBQ on Sunday, but spent a lot of time chasing around the garden retrieving the furniture! I’ve had a busy week, working in school with Reception children. As you have seen on the Blog, they have been learning about SPACE…which they have really enjoyed. I am still exploring the local area and this week I have been on walks along the shoreline at Portchester, the Billy Line and Clanfield.
Art Challenge For Father Jeremy:
Father Jeremy has got a very special celebration coming up on 26th July this year. He will be celebrating 45 years since his ordination into the priesthood. I think this is a remarkable achievement and should be marked by your incredible artwork. Therefore, your Art challenge for the next fortnight is to produce a piece of art for Father Jeremy. This can take any form you like from street art, a drawing, a decorated stone, a portrait, collage or even some edible art! As well as being a priest, Father Jeremy has a wide range of interests including walking, reading and nature. So let you creative juices flow and come up with something spectacular….I know you will!
As I have mentioned, this is a two week challenge and I would ask that, as well as me displaying your art on the Blog, would you please keep hold of it (yes even sculptures you may make), so that I can collect it from you, when we are all back in school and put it in a book and then present it to Father Jeremy.
As always, you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:
Keep creating and keep safe!
Well, not only does this pirate ship and treasure chest picture look amazing. but it actually moves! The ships sails across the ocean to reach the treasure. The artist is Islwyn (Year 6), who is a regular contributor to the Art Blog and this is another stunning piece of art. Brilliant work Islwyn and thank you for sharing this with us.
Wow! What an amazing aeroplane that Calin (Year 4) has drawn. He has really taken him time and added lots of detail. Top job Calin and thanks for sharing!
Wow! What a totally amazing boat that Phoebe (Year 3) has made. I love the sea colours that she has chosen to decorate it with. Bravo Phoebe and thank you for sharing this with us!
Every week these brothers do the Art Challenge and each week they blow me away with their creativity. This week they decide to use LEGO and create vehicles that go on land, sea and in the sky. Here is Kian (Year 6) with a brilliant boat, which he has carefully made with lots of added features….
Next is this amazing hot air balloon by Conor (Year 4), complete with the basket to carry the passengers….
Last and by no means least is Dillon (Year 1) who has made this terrific truck, with wonderful wheels and windows. Well done boys and thank you so much for always rising to the Art challenges!
Oh my goodness! This aeroplane by Aaron (Year 5) is just spectacular. It has been so well drawn and painted – I love it! Fantastic work Aaron and thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Oliver (Year 5) and Tommy (Year 4) have created a wonderful array of vehicles, using LEGO and I think they look fantastic. Well done boys and thanks for sharing!
Goodness me Eva (Year 5) never fails to amaze me with her amazing artwork and as you can see, she has done it again with these fantastic drawings of a bus and car. What a talented artist – thanks for sharing Eva!
Wow! Another outstanding piece of artwork by Emma (Year 4). This week she has created this amazing 3D car. I think it looks truly spectacular….I would like a car just like this! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Emma. Both sisters were ‘helped’ by Honey their cute cockatiel. I think these photos with Honey perched on their heads are just brilliant…it looks like a hat that I would wear to Ascot!
Sabrina (Year 5) has done a splendid job creating this spectacular home on Minecraft. Well done Sabrina and thanks for sharing!
What an absolutely amazing travelling circus that Emi (Year 4) has created. I know it took her a great deal of effort, but I’m so glad she persevered because the end result is astounding! Fantastic work Emi and thank you for sharing this with us.
I’m so impressed with this brilliant bicycle that Humphrey (Year 1) has drawn. He has really taken his time and added a lot of detail. Well done Humphrey and thanks for sharing!
Goodness me! Look at this incredible vehicle that Riya (Year 4) has made entirely out of Lego. She must have a great deal of patience to make such a spectacular mini-bus, complete with lights…I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is an edible ‘work of art’! I am writing this before eating my dinner and my mouth is watering and my tummy is rumbling! Olivia (Year 4) has made this spectacular London bus cake and it looks totally awesome! This is what her mum wrote: ” We used lots of different sweets to decorate the bus including – Smarties for headlights, chocolate buttons for people, Oreo cookies for the wheels, White milky bar for the windows and cola laces. We had a lot of fun creating this and lots of left over sweets to eat 😀
Now we need to try the cake ” What a talented baker…I’m sure we may see Olivia on Great British Bake Off in the future! I’m just disappointed that I can’t sample this delicious looking cake! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Olivia!
This fantastic bus has been drawn by Brayden (Year 4). What a wonderful job he has done and I particularly like the way he has carefully added the wheels and doors. Bravo Brayden and thanks for sharing.
This is splendid! Mostyn (Year 3) has done every Art challenge and completed them to a high standard and this one is no exception. He decided to make a moving picture with a pirate theme! The pirate boat sails across the ocean! What an inspiring idea Mostyn – I’m sure this will encourage others to have a go. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Goodness me! Look at another creation by the amazing Alana (Year 4). This time she has gone all out and created this brilliant London bus, complete with wheels and windows. Just imagine all the sights you could see travelling around London on a bus like this. Spectacular work, as always, Alana – thanks for sharing!
This bicycle is simply stunning! Emily (Year 5) has done an amazing job of making and constructing this bike. As you can see, she has taken a great deal of time and patience to make and the assemble each part of the bike. I also love the colours that she has chosen for her background. Bravo Emily and thanks for sharing!
Wow! William (Year 3) has done a truly spectacular job in drawing of his favourite car, an AUDI R8. As you can see, he has put a lot of detail into it and it is one of my favourite colours for a car. Wonderful work William…thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Oh my goodness! This surfer’s van, complete with a surfboard on the roof, is amazing. It is clear that George (Year 3) has spent a long time creating it as it looks sensational! Brilliant work George and thanks for sharing!
We started our space topic this week by getting creative and making a night sky, that we will add to during the topic. As you can see, we had great fun using silver and gold paint and GLITTER to make the sky at night!
We put our night sky on our Learning Journey board and added space themed crafts that we made during discovery time.
There are rockets made from 3D shapes, such as cylinders and cones.
We made 5 little men in fantastic flying saucers, using pipe cleaners and tin foil.
We listen to a story about how colours can show our emotion and then we made our own ‘Emotion Aliens’. The Yellow alien shows happiness, while the pink alien shows love. Thankfully no one made a blue Alien which shows sadness.
I do hope you are all managing to have FUN IN THE SUN while staying safe!
It has been a busy week for me. I went on two long walks on Saturday. The first was along the seafront all the way to Old Portsmouth. It was great to see so many boats and ships on the water and we enjoyed strolling along by the edge of the water. I did think about swimming but it was far too cold! Later that day I went for another walk. This time it was all around Langstone and I saw a mummy duck with seven ducklings…they were very cute!
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed art work this week. It was incredible to see all the wonderful things you created to celebrated the Feast Days of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the upcoming Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul. I would like to share the art work produced by the MARPLES family:
This is what their mum wrote about it: “We discussed the feast days during June and decided to focus on St.Peter. The boys wanted to do something together and I joined in too. As they are missing school so much they decided to create the school badge. We all did a quarter of the badge each using whatever media we wanted to. We used paint (again, we did not have the colour paint we needed) and mixed red, blue with a little white to get the purple colour. We also used crayons, felt tips and colouring pencils. Everyone chose a different media combination.” Wow! What a talented family and a fitting tribute to St Peter. Well done Kian, Conor and Dillion…oh and of course Mum!
I feel we should congratulate Liverpool on winning the Premier League, but as you know, it is Mr Cunningham’s favourite football team. I saw this sign and immediate thought of the staff at St Peter’s and all the families…we will hear about this for a long time to come!!
The title for your art this week is The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT. This can take the form of a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a collage or anything else that you would like to create. As always, I’m sure you will impress me with your creativity!
Here are some ideas:
CHALLENGE: Design your own vehicle, maybe one that flies and can float on water!
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:
Keep creating and keep safe!
This week we turned the Reception area into a sweet shop
Here are some of the staff and customers
The classroom became a sweet factory and new sweets were designed, by our top ‘confectioners’. Mrs Pearson came up with the ‘great’ idea of vegetable lollipops, such as carrot, beetroot and spinach. However, the children weren’t too keen on that idea and came up with their own ideas. Among my favourites were a mermaid ice lolly, a unicorn ice lolly and a refreshing watermelon and popping candy ice lolly…yum!
Here are a selection of our sweets and lollies.
We have also being learning about habitats. We read the Gruffalo together and then searched for the right materials to make homes for the mouse, the fox, the owl, the snake and of course the Gruffalo!
This is an amazing piece of art, which has been brilliantly drawn, is by Ryan (Year 3). It is about Jesus telling Peter to cast his net over the opposite side of the boat and then he gets a net full of fish. A fitting tribute to our St Peter’s celebration Ryan – thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Wow! Look at all this fabulous Artwork to celebrate the Feast Days of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Peter & St Paul. Miss Stapley and her children spent a pleasant afternoon making these ‘works of art’. They have done a splendid job and I look forward to seeing what other art they produce. Thank you for sharing these with us!
Reception children learnt all about the Feast day of St Peter and that he shares it with St Paul. They looked at the keys on their uniform and then painted their own…. I have to say, they did a fantastic job!
Goodness me! These fabulous keys are a true ‘work of art’ and I love them! Islwyn (Year 6) and Mostyn (Year 3) have put a great deal of time and effort into creating them…and I’m so glad they did because the end result is simply stunning! The messages, which rhyme, are so thoughtful as well. Amazing work boys and thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Wow! Just look at this terrific terracotta plant pot that Louis (Year 5) has carefully painted. Once he has sealed it, he will put the cactus he has bought in it. Bravo Louis and thanks for sharing!
Aaron (Year 5) has created this amazing picture. Can you spot the crosses on his shoulders? Brilliant Aaron – thanks for sharing!
Wow! I just love all the artwork this family produces…and they do something fantastic every week! This creation by Emma (Year 4) is the ‘Key to Heaven’ which is a symbol of St Peter. Look how carefully she has made it – complete with a ruby gemstone at the centre. Simply stunning Emma! Thank you so much for sharing this with us….
…then Emma’s sister Eva has created this beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus and selected all her favourite colours while carefully colouring it it. It looks spectacular Eva – thanks for sharing!
Florence (Year R) has been busy creating again. This week she has made this fantastic Sacred heart of Jesus, using multi-coloured Pom-poms, which looks totally awesome. She is going to hang it in her bedroom.
Then Florence made this funky Narwhal card to give to a friend for their birthday. It looks like Florence had a lot of fun creating these – thanks for sharing them with us!
Wow! The amazing Alana (Year 4) has been hard at work creating again! This time she has created the Sacred Heart of Jesus, using a mixture of collage and painting. I think it is truly stunning and a beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing more of your art with us Alana – I’m sure you will continue to inspire others to ‘have a go’!
Just look at this incredible picture that Ben (Year 3) has drawn to celebrating the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul. I absolutely love the detail he has put into his drawing. Great work Ben and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Wow! I think this heart that Emily has created is just beautiful. As you can see, she has carefully woven it with different shades of pink so that the overall effect is amazing! Well done Emily and thanks for sharing.
This fantastic piece of art has been created by Oliver (Year 5) and celebrates the life of St Peter. This is what Tommy told me: “I enjoyed to make up this art, I searched my house for keys. I found four perfect keys for my work.” I think it looks fab – thanks for sharing this with us!
Tommy (Year 4) has carefully drawn and coloured this brilliant picture, which depicts the life of St Pete,r who is the Patron Saint of Fisherman. I am very impressed with how well it is drawn. Bravo Oliver and thank you for sharing!
I hope you have all had a good week – hasn’t the weather been funny? I think we have had all the four seasons in one week!
The saga of my garden continues…As many of you will know I only started gardening during ‘Lockdown’ and many of you have kindly sent me advice or photos to help me. I just have to share these photos from the Hirmiz family that have inspired me to keep going:
Aren’t they fabulous! I particularly like the strawberries and that groovy Flamingo! Mrs Hirmiz told me; “The last picture is a plant with pink flowers called Pelargonium graveolens. This one we used to have in Iraq we put the leaves with tea, it gives a very nice flavour to it.” Now, that does sound delicious!
I was telling Lillian in Reception all about my garden on Monday and she kindly brought me in 3 tomato plants.
I will keep you up to date with how I get on with them!
Back to business:
Art Challenge Feast Days
We have two important Feast Days in our Church calendar for June. The 19th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart and 29th June is the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul.
For your art challenge this week I would you to do a creation linked to either of these Feast Days.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an object of devotion and always falls 19 days after Pentecost.
As you know, St Peter was given the ‘keys to heaven’ by Jesus and was our first Pope and in Matthew Ch16v18 Jesus said ‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.’ He is also the Patron St of fishermen. St Paul changed from not believing in Christianity to spreading the word through the letters that he wrote. Naturally, he is the Patron St of writers.
Ideas to inspire you:
Alternatively, you could do artwork to do with the Patron St that you have been linked to in school (England St George; Scotland St Andrew; Ireland St Patrick: Wales St David), or the Patron St of your home country.
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me: