Bradley Barton Primary School and Nursery All inspired to learn and inspired learning for all.

What we are learning

Spring 2023:


Our vehicle for the Spring term will focus on art and is entitled 'Every Child an artist' 

We will start our vehicle with a hook day where we come to school dressed as an artist. Children will have a go at drawing a self-portrait and a friend’s portrait and then this will form a baseline to help inform the planning and progression for art skills to be taught. We are hoping Ms Barton will sit for a portrait too.


In the first week children will be shown how to build on previous knowledge from primary colours and develop and secure their understanding of secondary colours.  We will also learn about tone and shades.


 In Spring 1 we will look at a variety of artists, including Picasso, Van Gough and Arcimboldo. These artists all create self-portraits. Arcimboldo uses fruit and vegetables to make self-portraits so we will link this to PSHE and healthy eating. We will learn how artists show how a person is feeling in a portrait and learn about a famous artist through asking questions. We will also have a visit from a local artist who creates giant sized portraits from cardboard.


 In Spring 2 we will visit a local care home and draw portraits of the people who live there and the children will then draw some of the residents. The children will take photos of the residents and then continue to improve their portraits back at school. We will make frames for the portraits and then give them to the residents at a presentation ‘Meet the artist’. We also hope to complete a final portrait of Ms Barton to highlight how our art skills have progressed since our hook day. 



In Maths, we will be focusing on the numbers 6 -10. 



In English, we will be writing a recount of Christmas day and then our key text is 'Little Red Riding Hood' (Nosy Crow version). Our end of unit outcome is to rewrite a version of the story. 



Our PSHE learning centres around keeping ourselves safe. 



The children will continue to access daily RWi phonics sessions. The children will meet their new RWi teachers and groups on Thursday 5th January. 



Autumn 2022 Vehicle destination: Transport through the ages museum.