Welcome to the Arts' Team!
At St. Thomas’ Primary School we believe that the Arts encompass a wide range of
subject areas and disciplines including Music, Dance, Drama, Art and Design, Visual Arts and Design and Technology. Arts at our school means providing our pupils not only with the opportunity to learn about and participate in each of these areas, but also providing them with the platform from which to be creative, to express themselves, find success and share these experiences, talents and abilities through performance.
Miss Wood Head of Arts
Claire Mather - Resident Artist
Mr Cooke - Music Teacher
We have been celebrating Shakespeare Week. All classes have learnt about Shakespeare's work and participated in different activities incorporating the 'Arts'.
Years 1 and 2 took part in a DT competition where we had to design and create our own cars in teams. The winning car had to travel in a straight line the furthest. Congratulations to 2SE who became first!
The gifted and talented Year 5 children were chosen to participate in the Manchester Easter 1000 cross project. This was a competition for pupils to express their creativity based on the Easter story and the life of Jesus. The crosses were a symbol of hope due to Jesus' miraculous resurrection as well as promoting hope for the homeless and refugees within the city of Manchester.
On Saturday 8th April, Miss Wood and 2 of the pupils who created the crosses with their families attended the Manchester Passion play.
Unfortunately we didn't win but we were proud to display our crosses at the football museum. We explained how our crosses demonstrated the value of hope.
Reporters asked children from different year groups about their attitudes towards Art week. All the children would like another Art week!!
What did you enjoy most about Art week?
Painting, collaging, making pyramids, splatting paint and experiencing new things
What new skills did you learn?
How to research, how to measure accurately, learning about new artists, how buildings are made and how to mix water colours.
What tools did you use?
We used protractors and rulers, paint, painting pens, foam and water colours.
What did you create?
Printed and coloured images, Bryan Angus paintings and lighthouses, pyramids and we recreated the town of Oldham using clay.
How could you improve your work?
Take my time and work at a slower pace, use a range of different colours and learn about different artists.