The children worked together to create a mobile demonstrating key qualities they want in their friends. Following this, the children worked as a team to design and produce a board game which they can use at break-time.
A group of year 6 children looked at ways of staying calm in preparation for the SATs. They decorated the outside of the box with different things to help them stay calm. Then they explored their worries and anxieties and created monsters to represent them. The children put their 'worry monsters' inside the box to acknowledge their anxieties, but, at the same time recognising the different strategies they can use to deal with them.
Asquith Woodland, is a resource provision which meets the complex needs of children. The provision is a nurturing environment which is designed to allow children to learn through play, accessing a wide variety of sensory activities, through specific planning, which recognises each child’s achievements.
As an inclusive school the children in the Woodland access mainstream education appropriate to their individual needs. This develops their confidence to engage and learn with their peers and provides excellent opportunities to access other areas of the curriculum.
From 12:30 - 1:00pm, on a Tuesday lunch-time, find upper KS2 students bursting with arty ideas! This is a time to create, share and be mindful.
So far, the group have made some masking-tape masterpieces!
Children drew inspiration from existing art, each other and their own interests:
Students have also worked with an external art therapist, Penny Rowe, and collectively made a large-scale 3D tree - complete with miniature people living on-top!
This tree can now be found in the Ks2 Treehouse; a safe space for children to self-regulate, talk openly about their emotions, and build strategies for various complex and personal needs:
This week, art club made comic books!
On concertinaed card, we came up with lots of different ideas to fill our pages. Some children wrote and illustrated thrilling adventure tales, others wrote mortifyingly menacing murder mysteries - we even made a flip book of a dancing stick-man!
Week 4 has consisted of art club making colourful collages.
We stuck A3 sheets of paper under our tables, lay on our backs and started collaging collaboratively! We created bright forest scenes, filled with lots of creatures, to go in our KS2 Woodland area.