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Reception recycled fish!

Reception have been looking at the artist Alexander Calder’s fish sculptures. They are made from metal, glass and pottery. He bends and twists the wire to create drawings that hang in space. We used recycled coat hangers to create the outline of our fish. We pulled really hard on the sides of the coat hanger […]

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School Trees Project

Rathfern Primary, Street Trees for Living (STFL) and our neighbours have worked together to create a tree-lined street on Rathfern Road. It has been a wonderful experience to work with our neighbours on this incentive as a community project. We have secured the cost of 8 trees from the generous sponsorship from neighbours and local […]

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Year 4 Plastic Weavers

Year 4 have been learning how to weave with recycled plastic. This was inspired by Mrs Maharasingam’s British Council visit to South Africa where she saw decorations made with reeds and woven recycled plastic at Enkhokhokhweni Primary School, Mpumalanga. We also watched a video about a women’s cooperative in Burkina Faso which combines eco-protection and […]

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Year 5 visit to the Tate Modern

Year 5 visited the Tate Modern this week. We loved the interactive Olafur Eliasson exhibition and enjoyed exploring the Turbine Hall, the Tanks and the Materials and Objects gallery. In the Turbine Hall, we looked at Kara Walker’s 13-metre tall water fountain which explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. We could see […]

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Community Ambassadors Workshop

The Community Ambassadors attended a workshop with WE schools on Wednesday the 13th November. At the workshop they had the opportunity to work on planning and preparing for their bid to raise funds for their community garden project. Jamey from WE Schools spent time looking at the project in more detail and discussed what the […]

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Plastic Fish

Year 3 have been looking at SDG 14 (Life below water) in their art lessons. We learnt about the effect of overfishing and plastic pollution on our oceans. We designed our fish thinking about the colours and types of plastic we would need to collect. We worked in groups to cut and layer the plastic […]

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Climate Protest

Rathfern participated in the Global Climate Strike on the 24th September 2019. The aim of the protest was to create awareness of the importance of saving our planet and for them to know that they were part of the world’s biggest ever climate mobilisation led by children all over the world. We used the medium […]

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