Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Rabbit Dolls are in the house!!!! Character and Literacy INSET for teachers from Kirklees and Calderdale

The Rabbit Dolls are in the House!!!

Today I was visited at Battyeford School for the day by 11 fabulous teachers from Kirklees and Calderdale schools all eager to throw the new curriculum for Art & Design in the bin and do something bigger, bolder and better (and involving Craft!!! -which seems to have been lost by the DFE this week). We had great fun and oooed and aaaawed at each others creations. We were joined for part of the morning by the fabulous Samantha Bryan so that delegates got to witness first hand her beautiful contemporary (another word lost in the new curriculum) craft creations.



Some of our relief projects in the making....

Everyone is busy, busy. busy... they will not stop!!! TEA I cry TEA! No one is listening!

So cute and how lifelike!

Funky Grandad, what an amazing body! Truly well sculpted- a 'rigorous' piece of work! Loving the cape!

Here comes the dragon...super work by the teachers from Greetland Academy

Kate from Carlton has a purple obsession! 
The wonderful work of Julie Arkell takes us on another character filled adventure where we can envisage seeing our creation engaging with other characters from familiar texts.
The Rabbit Dolls arrive as if from nowhere! We enjoyed these characters and could see how skills were being built in this Year 1 project that would aid children's knowledge and understanding towards more complex construction later in school.


We showed off at the end of the day!!! Why not?!




  1. What a terrific day for learning new skills, being creative and meeting like-minded people. Thank you to Samantha and Natalie for sharing their expertise and techniques. Also thank you Natalie for the superb resources which can be used in school with children (and adults) of all ages.

    1. Thanks for your kind comments Judi, really glad you enjoyed the day... I will be putting together another INSET for this academic year. I will keep you posted!