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Growing and maturing in our learning journey ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, That bear fruit at the right time, And whose leaves do not dry up, They succeed in everything they do’ Psalms 1:3


‘Do for others what you want them to do for you’ Matthew 7:12


‘Our love should not just be words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action’ 1 John 3:18


‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’ Lamentations 3:40


‘The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love’ Psalms 145 8:9


‘For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12:14


‘Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials’ James 1:12

Get Creative

Mrs Orth's Mini Gallery

Currently the 83-year-old British artist, David Hockney is in self-isolation at his home in France where he is creating drawings of spring using his iPad.

He has announced that spring can’t be cancelled and we should all try to re-connect with nature. Take a look at some of Hockney’s spring pictures that I have attached above. If you have an iPad see if you can create your own series of pictures called, ‘Spring Awakens’. Draw a different pictures each day and don’t forget to send me some examples.  

When David Hockney exhibited his first Spring pictures in London in 2012 he created a spring room filled from floor to ceiling with multiple pictures of the season emerging.

Many of his pictures were created using an iPad as well as using more traditional materials such as paint, charcoal and pencils. If you don't have an iPad drawing app, felt pens can give a similar effect. 


To create your gallery fold a piece of card (a cereal box will also do the job) to make 4 walls. Next print mini versions of your i-Pad art and paste them to the walls or glue on your mini paintings and drawings.


Can you name the famous artists visiting Mrs Orth's gallery?


"Sketchbooks!” is a short online course AccessArt has created. It is made up of a combination of resources on AccessArt, specially re-edited so that they are suitable for all ages and all abilities to use at home. No special materials are required and it is completely free to take part.

The ideas can be spread out over a number of days or weeks, and the skills and experience learnt will stand pupils in good stead for when they return to school.




If you practice an instrument take time to do this. If you have an instrument unloved and lying around the house now is a great time to learn to play it. I have tuned up my cello that I played at school and with Mr Orth on the flute we will be joining friends in London for a virtual play-along.

You could also start to create your own music using Garage Band.

 Somewhere over the Rainbow

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is currently working with their community choir to record a version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. They are very excited about this project and want to get children from all over the South West featured. They are inviting you to create some imaginative rainbow artwork (some of you have already done this beautifully) to feature in the music video. Please see below for details.



-The deadline for paintings/pictures/any type of creation is Monday 20th April 2020 at 17:00 to this email address:

-By sending in the artwork you will be giving permission for your child’s work to be used and broadcasted online.

-If you wish, your child can feature in the photo holding their artwork and/or put their name on the work. You sending this image to us will act as your permission for us to use your child’s image and/or name on our online video. Please only instruct us on submission of the picture if you wish otherwise.

-Send in your submissions electronically as photos, scans or a PDF Document