A great British Arts Week at Central Junior School

Year four made tie-dye bunting as part of one of our projects
Year four made tie-dye bunting as part of one of our projects

A GROUP of able writers from each year group worked as a team to write this report on Arts Week at Central Junior School in Chichester.

This report was written by Aliyah Horne, Isobel Cline, Sophie Wylam, Isabel Darby, Arrela Dominquez, Lola Bray, Bethan Few, Evie Watterson, Terriq Osman, Amy Joyce, Maddie Wynne, Lucy Sheldon, Hannah Airey, Samuel Brooks, Freddy Thomas and Hannah-Mae-Styles, working with Mrs Lisa Black, literacy co-ordinator

Year five created dances in groups

Year five created dances in groups


THE whole school enjoyed taking part in different arts projects and even invited the year two children from Lancastrian and Rumboldswhyke schools to join us for the day.

Despite us creating lots of different projects, they were all based around British Values: Liberty, Rule of Law, Democracy, Religion, Tolerance, Friendship, Trust, Respect and Responsibility.

At the end of the week, we invited our parents and friends to come in and they enjoyed seeing our projects.

Year three made friendship bracelets and a raindrop collage.

We made the friendship bracelets out of wool. They were twisted to show the two colours bonding and represented friendship.

To make raindrop collages we drew raindrops then we cut out pieces of paper or felt and we stuck them down on the raindrops and wrote down one of the following religions on them: Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity.

We made them to celebrate the people with different religions who live in our country, and friends at our school.

Year four made tie-dye bunting as part of one of our projects.

We put words on them like ‘care’ and ‘respect’ and ‘courtesy’. We also wrote some parables about respect. On Friday we made some scones with jam and butter to share with our parents. We felt very proud of ourselves.

In year five we focused on ‘democracy’ and what it means. To help us understand what democracy means we had a debate.

We discussed whether or not boys should be allowed to dance, and then we had a literacy challenge to write about whether dance was just for girls. Then we created dances in groups to see if this statement was correct.

It actually turned out that everyone can dance if they want to, but it should not be compulsory.

At the end of the week we showed our dances to our parents.

We also made hands that showed the meaning of democracy, and each of us as individuals. We talked about some countries that are not lucky enough to have such a thing.

Year six made Anderson shelters out of shoe boxes. This tied in with the British values of Liberty and Tolerance because this is partly what the Second World War was about.

We decorated both inside and outside. Despite not knowing what Anderson shelters really looked like, we think we did a good job, with a bit of help from photos.

Another reason we chose to make Anderson shelters is because WWII is an important part of our British history. These shelters protected people and made them feel safe.

As well as making Anderson shelters we did a written project all about life as an evacuee.

Our favourite part of Arts Week was making the shelters because we don’t usually get to do projects for the whole week, especially art ones, and it was also exciting learning about the history of WWII.

We hope we have shown what a variety of activities we took part in during this Arts Week. We had great fun working as teams to complete our projects and hope we will enjoy it as much next year.

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