20 Jul School Hall Display
Alexandra Palace is within a stones throw of Alexandra Primary. Indeed, many of our pupils can view it from their classrooms. Earlier this year, we decided to have a whole school focus on Ally Pally. The outcomes of this were many. One idea was to create a piece of art, based on Ally Pally, which the whole school could contribute to. After some discussions, we decided to build our own Ally Pally using silver and gold tissue paper as the bricks – and also the faces of all the children at our school.
This is the story of how the whole school contributed.
1. Nursery – creating fireworks using fluorescent paints, black paper, a salad spinner and lots of elbow power. Definitely had a WOW factor!
2. Reception – getting mucky, using their fingers to create fireworks.
3. Year 1 – using their choice of poster paints and ear buds to create yet more fireworks. Very effective.
4. Early Years Board – building it brick by brick, photo by photo. This is so fiddly and the children showed great concentration.
5. KS1 Board – yet more sticking, slow work but they did so well.
6. KS2 Board – the older children could progress more quickly and worked really hard to build this up.
7. Year 2 – the whole class made their own stained glass windows based on the Ally Pally Rose Window.
8 Then some Year 2 and Year 3 students made the real Rose Window for the KS2 board.
9 We needed some arches for all three boards. Year 2 and Year 3 did some printing – sponge and black paint on card. A messy business!
10 Year 3 – Argentina class used coloured matchsticks to try to recreate the BBC Tower at Ally Pally.
11 Some Year 3 children came to do it for real on the KS2 board.
12 Here’s all the boards together. Now we need to get them up above the dining hall. Well done Team Alexandra!