Our Whole School Theme
The theme for the summer term is
"Tales of the Riverbank"!
We are delighted that our new topic is entitled ‘Tales of the Riverbank’. Redwood’s focus is on how the River Nile was important to the ancient Egyptians (and modern ones too!) Our topic focus will be geography and science – and yes, this will include amazing mummification details!
Willow's topic focus will be geography and science based although we have some lovely river-themed stories to share and use as inspiration too.
The theme for the spring term is
Our topic focus will be art and design based, as we take the major landmarks of our capital city and some of the famous artworks in its many galleries as inspiration for our creativity.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Art Exhibition in April. It was wonderful to see so many visitors and to have such a successful official opening with Keith Jansz, our local artist. The staff and children worked incredibly hard all term and produced an amazing body of art work. Keith was particularly impressed by the range and breadth of art work on show.
Thank you too, to everyone who contributed cakes for our Art Café; the standard was exceptionally high and it was wonderful to see so much cake inspired by such a range of artists.
We had been planning the exhibition for many weeks and were overwhelmed by your support and the success of it all on the day - thank you.
The children and staff were very proud to share their school with so many people and I'm sure you will agree it was a very special day.
Meet the Artist
On Thursday 26th February the whole school will be visiting a local artist, Keith Jansz. We will be visiting Mr Jansz’s studio during the afternoon in small groups to see his art and learn about his work as an artist. To learn more about Mr Jansz and his work take a look at his website: http://www.keithjansz.com/keithjansz.com/Home.html
For three days in March, Mr David Bowers an established Mosaic Artist worked in school with our staff and pupils to create two mosaics for our school premises.
A HUGE thank you to David Bowers for working so hard in school with us all this week. The whole process has been a fantastic and it has been an amazing experience to have a visiting expert in school. I'm sure you will agree we have created two wonderful pieces of art that will be part of Finmere School now for many years to come. We have taken lots of photographs during the past 3 days and you can see these below.
Please do pop in to school to see the mosaics if you haven't done so yet and don't forget to ask your child to show the 'bit' they did.
Of course, none of this week would have been possible without the very generous donation from FOFSA to pay for David's time and the two mosaics. We are extremely grateful and their support has enabled all the children (and staff) at Finmere School to take part in a very memorable and special event.