C7 – Expressive Arts

Topic: WORLD of WORK

In Art and Design P7s have been looking at the weaving industry in Scotland.

Pupils have looked at a basic history of weave and the weaving process.  P7s have also had great fun making their own weaves! There have been some fantastic results! Visit our blog next week to see some of our finished products!

 1. Firstly pupils learned about looms and how to make their own loom using recycled materials.

2. Then pupils have experimented with different yarns and wools exploring how these can affect the look and texture of a weave.

3. Pupils have also experimented with recycled fabrics and tassel techniques.

4. Pupils have developed skills in the visual element of pattern and colour.

Responses from P7 Pupils 

‘I really enjoyed it! I have learnt a bit about a history of weave and it is fun!’

‘During the project I have started to practise my own weaves at home aswell!’

C4H Art and Maths


Today in art we were making the feathers for our birds of paradise. We had made a lot of detailed designs on pieces of paper using pastels, paint, ink and scratch art and they were very colourful. This week we had to cut feathers out of our coloured paper.


We were learning about Grid References so that we can read maps! We learned that you have to read along the corridor and up the stairs!

We have just started to learn about fractions and to practise, we were colouring in a given amount and writing a fraction to match an amount. We are learning to read and write fractions. The number on the bottom of a fraction is called the denominator and it tells you how many equal parts the thing has been divided in to. The number on the top of the fraction is called the numerator and it tells us how many of the equal parts we have.


We have a busy day in C4 on a Wednesday, we have PE, Music and Art all in one day!

In PE, we are doing Athletics this term. Today we were practising skills for throwing. We were using shuttlecocks and balls and learning the skills we need for the Javelin. We had to work with a partner to throw the shuttlecocks to each other.  This will help us for activities on Sports Day too!

When we went to music, we were learning about rhythm and pulse. We were learning a rhythm that went ‘ta te-te’. We are really enjoying learning rhymes to help us to learn about pulse:

Pulse is a steady beat,

Feel it moving through your feet,

Always steady, keep in time,

Clap your hands and say this rhyme!

In art, we are doing a Birds of Paradise project. We have made feathers and decorated the body of the bird. We were learning to add small details and we used paper, paint and oil pastels. We used toothpicks to add small details and this skill was called scratch art. Today, we made more patterns that are detailed and tried using marbling ink. For marbling, we put a piece of paper in a coloured ink and water mixture and then when we took the paper out, there was a mixture of colours and patterns.