Therapeutic play turned Into Art!

As Easter is fast approaching the whole school are taking part in a whole school celebration, so in the Base we have begun our abstract representation of Peter’s Denial! When it’s finished it will be displayed in our hall along with the rest of the Stations of the Cross created by the other classes!

Conor making mess look good!

We discussed the story of Peter’s denial and we learned about the different emotions experienced. We reflected on our own lives and how we might feel or act when we experience these emotions.  We were able to recognise how people’s faces represent their emotions and we even practised some these ourselves!

Zack being super creative!

To create our artwork we combined our creativity with some of our therapeutic play techniques. We added paint to shaving foam, matching and mixing colours, then we developed our fine motor skills as we marbled the paint and foam using art straws. Next, we placed our card on top, patting it down gently and then used rulers to scrape it all off, et voila, marbled card! Our next steps will be focused on developing our fine motor skills further through cutting, and developing our teamwork skills as we piece together our work into a giant collage!

Abi deep in concentration!

Easter Hall Displays

In preparation for Easter, each class is creating a display showing one part of the Easter Story. Here are some of our creations so far; we cannot wait to see them all!

St. Andrew’s RC Primary School

WW1 Project

P6 are engrossed in their WW1 topic.  The project was kicked off with a performance and workshop by Macastory, pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience.  P6 have since been working extremely hard on developing their own script writing skills and have produced their own short plays based on the Christmas Day Truce.  We hope to be able to premier these performances soon.

 

Primary 4 – The Egyptians

Primary 4 have spent the last term learning about the Egyptians. We have been learning all about how the Egyptians lived, different Egyptian Artifacts and Egyptian Pharaohs.

We particularly enjoyed learning about Mummification and how the Egyptians prepared the bodies before mummifying them. Some things were really interesting but a little disgusting, particularly how they would take the brain out!

We made our own mummies in class (although the process wasn’t as grueling!).

We used mod rock, Plasticine and paint to create fantastic replications of Egyptian Mummies!

P4