Children in Year 5 have been learning about India and in their Art lesson today the created Mandalas using natural materials.
Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols in the Indian religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. They are circular in shape to represent the universe. Mandalas area spiritual guidance tool that helps focus attention and provide calm feelings for meditation.
While the children were outside they were given specific instructions to create their Mandalas. They could only use four colours, it had to be circular in shape and symmetrical. The children worked together in groups of three or four and all rose to the challenge.
The results are quite spectacular.
The children in Year 4 and Year 5 have been learning about Pop Art and the work of the artist Andy Warhol. They used this as inspiration for creating Art work that is now on display at Waitrose in Waterlooville, as part of the annual Waterlooville Art Trail.
Year 4 children made pictures of fruit, using bright, vivid colours, while Year 5 children created their own soup can labels. Their artwork is incredible and their choices of soup flavours are both inventive and whacky!
The artwork is on display from Saturday 29th June until Monday 15th July and really is worth a visit!
Huge thanks go to Heather and Emily, two Year 10 girls from Oaklands, who came in on their school INSET day to help construct the whole display.
Just a selection of photographs showing the efforts made and the fun had by all.
A few notices for you…
Just a quick reminder that it is the school’s Sports Day this Monday 1st July. It is a 9:15 a.m. start and it would be great for as much parental/carer support as possible (and good weather)! Please check for a Parentmail for more details!
It has been a busy half-term with our inter-school competitions. St Peter’s have put teams forward for tennis, athletics, cricket and orienteering – they have competed against other schools in the South-East Hampshire area.
This year, St Peter’s also entered a cross-country team into the South-East Hampshire running league for the Spring Term. The children took part in the cross-country races at Portsdown Hill on a Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm. The league culminated with the finals taking place at Crookhorn Secondary School on a rainy afternoon – the team showed such resilience in the harsh running conditions and did themselves proud! They all showed great commitment levels! Mr Land and Mrs Burrows congratulate you! We are looking to grow this after-school club even further in September, so if your child likes a challenge and to build their ‘grit’ and fitness, then they can always join the club.
This Friday also sees our SummerFest at the school site from 5:30pm, where the children of St Peter’s will be showing their Western-themed dance that they have been preparing with CM Sports for the last half-term in their PE lessons. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning the dance and I have witnessed first-hand how good the Year 4 and Year 6 dance is!
Thank you, and hopefully I will see you at the SummerFest and the Sports Day!
St Peter’s hosted staff and pupils from other primary schools in a joint art project. Children from our school welcomed the children from Corpus Christi in North End, St Paul’s in Paulsgrove and St Jude’s in Fareham and they worked together to produce Prayer Book sleeves and a lolly stick cross. The work was inspired by the upcoming feast of St Peter and St Paul and the day was led by local artist, Frances Peel. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m sure you will agree that the art work they produced was both thoughtful and stunning.
A huge thanks to Frances and all the schools who took part – let’s hope we work on more projects together in the future.
A few snaps of our Countries of the World Carnival.
St Peter’s is again taking part in this annual tradition of displaying Cows in Queen’s Inclosure Woods (Park Lane entrance) Waterlooville.
This community project is co-ordinated by St Wilfrid’s church and displays the artistic talents of children and young people in our community.
There are photographs of St Peter’s cows below, so pop along to the Queen’s Inclosure this Saturday 22nd June between 11am-3pm and see if you can spot them – I’m sure you’ll agree they look amazing. I’d love to see your photo by them if you do!
There is also a BBQ and lots of other fun activities to keep you entertained.
The children in year hooked in their History Topic of the Great Fire of London with a topic box from Hampshire History Resource centre.
The children had a wonderful time exploring all the artefacts and asking lots of questions about who might have owned some of the items and where might they have come from.
Lots of inquisitive learning which will lead them onto learning lots more about the great event that happened.
Amazing work has been going on in the recent STEM day in year R. They looked at four investigations – Salty ice (the effect of salt on ice), Speed Ramps (which car goes faster), Shadows (how they are formed and how they change) and looking at the bird nest in the school grounds to help build their own nest.
Wow! What a wonderful morning we have had creating African crafts. So many family members came in to work with their children to create African Tribal Masks and Kenyan Placemats. We were totally overwhelmed at how well everyone engaged in the activities and we created an African vibe with tradition music to accompany us while we made our crafts. It was so lovely to see members of staff from around the school also joining in the activities. The morning was finished off with a parade around the hall.