Somerleyton Primary School

 

 

Celebration of our arts curriculum which consists of Music, Drama and Visual Arts. The curriculum enables children to explore and express ideas, feelings and experiences through music, drama and visual arts.

Dance & Performance 

PETER PAN GALLERY 2019

A magical performance as Wendy recounts stories to her brothers of Never Never Land. Our amazing pupils once again gave a fantastic performance at Bethel Theatre.  A real team effort of dedication and energy.

ROBIN HOOD 2018 GALLERY

The whole school took part in the end of year performance on stage at Bethel Theatre. The show was 'Robin Hood with a Somerleyton Twist'. Singing and dancing to songs such as 'The Monster Mash' and 'We could do anything'

Music

This page is to share our music curriculum where children can express and explore feelings and experiences through music.

SNAPE 2020 GALLERY

Forty children from year 2 to 6 took part in the Schools Celebration of Music.
Our orchestra played a medley of songs from the war years including, 'Accentuate the Positive' and 'White Cliffs of Dover'. The choir sang songs from across the ages, firstly a Victorian examination song 'Drive the Nail Aright' to 'In Our Children's Eyes'.
They performed beautifully and with such skill, incredibly proud of the all. 

MILL MARSHES GALLERY

Class 2

Children experienced the sights and sounds of the broads when visiting Oulton Broad, the National Park's southernmost broad and Hardley Mill, seeking inspiration to compose and perform music for the Water, Mills and Marshes Album. 

Visual Arts - Reception 

The arts give us the tools and skills that are essential to help us make our way through life. 

We owe it to the next generation to ensure that they enjoy an education that offers them the whole of life and culture: head, heart and soul.

Cultural Learning Alliance 

 

As part of the First Flight Festival, along with Suffolk Wildlife Trust the whole school created their own bird boxes, raising awareness about wildlife habitats in urban areas and having some fun during the process. Here are some of the finished boxes from reception.

The boxes will be displayed outside in Kensington Gardens on the 25th, 26th and 27th June. Go take a look at the fantastic display. 

RECEPTION TREES GALLERY

The children mixed different shades and tones of blue by using black and white paint.  They painted a winter back drop, added paper trees and finally completed the picture with snow.

The children studied Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night paintings and used this as inspiration for their own. 
They mixed black and white paint to blue to achieve the shades for the sky and made yellow swirls and stars.

Visual Arts - Keystage 1

As part of Remembrance Day class 1 worked hard sketching poppies both in shade and colour, mixing orange and red paint to create the colour of the petals.

POPPIES GALLERY

 

CLASS 1 TEDDIES GALLERY

Years 1 and 2 as part of their project on toys through the years they have been drawing their teddy bears in pencil and crayons.

 

CLASS 1 SOMERLEYTON HOUSES GALLERY

Each child in class one constructed a model of a Somerleyton house which is linked to their topic studying Somerleyton village.

 

The Snail & The Whale  

After a visit to the theatre to see The Snail and the Whale

performance, the pupils responded with with wax resist and written descriptions. 

 

YEAR 1 SUNFLOWERS GALLERY

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Born 1853 Netherlands- died 1890 France

Year one have been inspired by the striking colour and energetic brushwork shown in his sunflower paintings.  Using thick paints applied with spreaders they have successfully painted the flowers then using collage and wax crayons added background to create these wonderful still life images.

 Visual Arts - Lower Keystage 2 

 

BIRDBOXES GALLERY

As part of the First Flight Festival, along with Suffolk Wildlife Trust the whole school created their own bird boxes, raising awareness about wildlife habitats in urban areas and having some fun during the process. Here are some of the finished boxes from class 2, their design is inspired by the sea, using ModRoc to create waves.

The boxes will be displayed outside in Kensington Gardens on the 25th, 26th and 27th June. Go take a look at the fantastic display.

CLASS 2 SOMERLEYTON SKETCHES GALLERY

Children in year 3 & 4 visited historical areas of Somerleyton, looking at natural features and buildings.  They sketched Somerleyton Hall, the marina, and the swing bridge.

We would like to thank Lord and Lady Somerleyton for letting us look around the hall and grounds.

FISH SKETCH GALLERY

  As part of year 3 and 4's art project they have been looking at patterns and textures, sketching a variety of fishes using pencil to shade and make bold features.  

FISH COLLAGE GALLERY

Using collage techniques class 2 created 3D fish, using black and white shapes for the scales. 

LIFE SKILLS CLASS 2 GALLERY

Using soft pencils, from 2b to 6b to create tones of grey, the children described the shape ad form of the objects in still life.  They described the degree of lightness or darkness of an area and used a rubber to show where the light was brightest.  The tones varied from the bright white of a light source through to shades of grey to the deepest black shadows.  I am sure you will agree the results are excellent.

CLASS 2 PORTRAITS GALLERY

 Year 3 & 4 were inspired by the French artists Andre Derain and Matisse to create their own portraits.  They were particularly looking at using hot and cold tones to show light and dark.

 Visual Arts - Upper Keystage 2 

BIRDBOXES UKS2 GALLERY

As part of the First Flight Festival, along with Suffolk Wildlife Trust the whole school created their own bird boxes, raising awareness about wildlife habitats in urban areas and having some fun during the process. Here are some of the finished boxes from class 3, their design was inspired by ancient Egyptian art which they have been studying this term.

The boxes will be displayed outside in Kensington Gardens on the 25th, 26th and 27th June. Go take a look at the fantastic display.

MONSTERS CLASS 3 GALLERY

The pupils creative minds were flowing, using their imagination they created their own monsters in clay. 

The next stage is to paint them.

CLASS 3 HOUSES GALLERY

 

Visual Arts - Whole School 

Getting Creative at lunchtime pupils were inspired in the learning garden at lunchtime by gathering materials to create their own water feature.   

WORLD BOOK DAY GALLERY

Children from all years transformed a spoon or a potato into their favourite book or story character.  You can see for yourself the creativity and ingenuity involved in the work of the children. A wonderful variety of characters inspired from the past as well as modern classics.

Judging was not easy, all had such individual qualities, so all were entered into a prize draw to win a book. All children who entered received a small prize and every pupil received a book token. 

Congratulations to Ellie, Skye, Jasmine and Willow, enjoy reading your new books.

 

Play time Inspiration 

During lunchtime the children were feeling very createful and designed a sculpture in the learning garden.

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