Chorlton Park Primary School Kite Project

Infinite Arts worked at Chorlton Park Primary school in Manchester in 2012 with the Reception class to make diamond kites using plastic and wool.
Teacher Kate Prasad sent the following feedback:

“Thank you for such a wonderful morning. With regards to linking the learning to the curriculum, here are a few from Development Matters, the non-statutory guidance we use for all our planning."
Kate Prasad, Chorlton Park Primary School, Manchester  

  • When constructing the kite:
    • Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.
    • Two-channeled attention – can listen and do for short span.
    • Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.
    • Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’.
    • Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
    • Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.
    • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.
    • Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
    • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
    • Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

    When flying the kite:
    • Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles. • Talks about why things happen and how things work.

    Thanks again for such a creative morning.
  • Kate Prasad, Chorlton Park Primary School, Manchester

The project was funded by Infinite Arts
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