Artsmark Award

We are thrilled to be working towards our Artsmark Award. On this webpage you will see a portfolio of all the activities we have been involved in as a school community, which will provide evidence to showcase the fact that we are a school which appreciates the arts and makes provision for all our pupils to engage in a broad and balanced curriculum.
Opera Brava entertained and educated the year 5 and 6 children with their first workshop, which will lead to a production and performance of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, later in the term. It was a fun day for the children who were amazed at how powerful the human voice could be. Many then bravely performed a solo, in front of their peers, before learning which role they will play in the performance when Opera Brava return later this term for a full week of creating, rehearsing and performing.
Check out the magnificent new mural designed, planned and put together with the help of all of the children.
Year 1 Sculptures.
Year 1 have started the year by creating amazing sculptures using clay. They are now proudly displayed in the new display cabinet opposite their room, so we can all enjoy their creativity.
Pokemon poster
Two of the year 6 boys have been spending their lunchtimes creating a poster for entry into a competition run by Pokemon. I am sure you will agree, it has been time well spent.
Year 6 Science Art
In the topic of Animals and the Human  Body Year 6 have been using art to discover more about the heart and the importance of blood cells in the body. We have also used abstract ink art to represent diffusion.
Year 6 explored batik art: finding out about its beginnings;how it is used creatively and in fashion; how they are created and then, creating examples of their own.
This is how they turned out...
Stories for Year R and Year 1
Year 6 were set the challenge of writing stories to be shared with the children in Reception and Year 1. They were also tasked with illustrating and designing their stories; some used the computer, some created their own drawings and some combined both. The finished results are attached for your enjoyment-we hope you will enjoy them as much as the younger children did.
WW2 Art by Year 6
Year 6 have been learning about the sketches produced by Henry Moore during WW2. Although famous for his sculptures, he created sketches showing life for people in the underground shelters in London. We practised shading 3-dimensional shapes, learning about light and shade; then we sketched in the style of Henry Moore using a range of tools and media; following that we created our own war time photographic compositions and produced scaled up sketches of our images.
World Book Day 2023-Year 6
In Year 6 we had a fantastic afternoon learning how some of our favourite illustrators produced the artwork for  their characters. We were delighted at how our illustrations turned out...
Voice in a Million
The Key Stage 2 choir travelled to Wembley to take part in Voice in a Million "The World's Most Spectacular School Concert'!  The choir had been practising the songs and dance routines since October and were soooo excited to travel to London to take part.  The girls were fantastic ambassadors for Albourne and showed all our school values in abundance.    Well done!
World Book Day
For World Book Day the children in year 6 wrote their own version of a fairy tale based on the animations from the early sixties, 'Fractured Fairy Tales'. Working in groups, the children created their section of the story, before creating illustrations to accompany it. We then read it to the children of year 1, who enjoyed it as much as we did.