EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES

--------------2014--------------

CLASSIFYING THE CABINETS


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--------------2013--------------

DRAGON IN THE PLAYGROUND


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--------------2012--------------

A MAGIC LANTERN SHOW


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 ARCHIMBOLDO IN 3D


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--------------2011--------------

5400 PHOTOS IN 3 MINUTES



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ROBOT ANIMATIONS


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BUILDING WITH STRAWS


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BATTLE FOR THE GOLDEN BIRD


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PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE POSTER


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--------------2010--------------

BALLOONS


Click for video of balloons bursting in slow-motion.

SPEAKER-FLOWERS

Click for pictures of children visiting Brian Eno's Speaker-Flowers installation.

NEVER-ENDING STORIES

Click the picture for a new story from Emilia, who left us last year to go
on to Secondary school, and is continuing to write her excellent stories.

 

CABINET DREAMLINES

Click the picture to see the video and find out how to create your own 'dreamlines'.

--------------2009--------------

SHADOW PUPPET THEATRE

Click to play with the online shadow puppet theatre

DEXTER'S STICK-FIGURE ANIMATION


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WWII - ENTERTAINMENT

Click  each of the 3 pictures to join in with some 1940s entertainment

SNOWMAN PHOTO COMPETITION

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--------------2008--------------

SINGING CHRISTMAS CARD & ANIMATED ADVENT CALENDAR

       

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MERRY MONSTERS & CHRISTMAS COMPETITION

       
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TINY ECO-ASSISTANTS IN THE PLAYGROUND

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CHARLES THE LION READS YOUR STORIES ALOUD



Charles the Lion, who reads the news on our school web-site, also now reads out
stories written by some of our children. Click on Charles to choose a story.

BUILDING WITH STRAWS - TOWERS & BRIDGES

Family Challenge - Investigations Week. Click the picture for more photos.
 

--------------2007--------------

ANIMATED ADVENT CALENDAR

Click to see more than 100 animated characters from children in Years 3-6.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERIES

 
           Year 6 - Paintings of Brighton                            Y5 - Self Portraits                 
Click pictures to see children's artwork displayed in 'Virtual Art Galleries'

MAPPING THE METAMORPHIC ISLES


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For 'Art Week' in June 2007 we took inspiration from the ship composed of old
 furniture (sideboard doors,wooden  chandeliers, etc) that was on display at
the
Fabrica art gallery ('Beneath the Stride of Giants' by Brian Griffiths).
You can see some of the Nursery children visiting the gallery
here

The whole school created stories of the ship's voyage, mapping its journey,
and constructing islands for it to visit. These islands had inhabitants,
creatures and buildings that were (like the ship) constructed or
 evolved from other objects or beings.
See the giant exhibition in our school hall
here
See work creating the islands
here

Click the Play button to listen to some 'musical islands'.

We looked at all sorts of maps of voyages and real and imaginary lands
- click the pictures below to see some interesting maps that have been made
'zoomable' (maps open in new window).






Make your own 'mutant scrapbook' pages by clicking above (opens in new window).

 

--------------2006--------------

GAMES PROGRAMMING

Again we have been working with children from other schools in the Brighton
Excellence in Cities' cluster on an ICT project. This time involving games-
programming days - using several different programmes, but mainly
'Mission Maker' from Immersive Education.  Click picture for more photos.

 

--------------2005--------------

200 YEARS OF MIDDLE STREET SCHOOL

This year we have been working on a project with Brighton Museum to fill a cabinet
with artefacts and models to celebrate '200 Years of Middle Street school'.
Click the picture for details.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE SEAFRONT

We have also been working with children from other schools in the Brighton
'Excellence in Cities' cluster on digital photographs of the sea-front.
Click picture for more examples.

 

A MINI-CABINET


 

FAVOURITE MUSEUMS & PLACES IN BRIGHTON


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Some children have been writing about their favourite museums in Brighton & Hove
for www.show.me.uk
in the children's section of the 24-hour museum.
 

--------------2004--------------

ART WEEK - ANIMATIONS & RECORDINGS

Click to see a selection of animations and recordings made for our school Art Week.
 

START MAGAZINE


Click for an article on our our project that appeared in START primary art magazine in February 2004.
 

NATIVITY ANIMATION

Animation of the 'Brave Little Camel' for Nativity Play. Click to see the video.
 

--------------2003--------------

INTERACTIVE WALKWAY

Children on the Brighton to Vienna 'Interactive Walkway'. Click picture to see video.

Some of our projects are now featured on other web-sites:

The Curiosity and Imagination site on approaches to learning that combine play
with hands-on experience of inspiring objects and environments.
The
nesta futurelab showcase of interactive media, educational ICT and digital technologies.

Clubs continued through the Spring & Summer with up to 50 children each week.
 

ARCHIMBOLDO ART-CREATOR

Archimboldo is an artist very much associated with cabinets of curiosities. 
Click on the picture to try our on-line 'Archimboldo Art Creator'.

 

--------------2002--------------

NATIVITY BACKGROUND VIDEO

Click to see the video we made to be back-projected at our school nativity play.
 

ALIEN ARCHAEOLOGY

Click on the poster to see details of our Summer project.
Click here for video.

 

CABINET OBJECTS

Click for video of children talking about objects from our cabinets.
 

KALEIDOSCOPES

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Click to see some kaleidoscope movies                 Click for a cubic VR movie    


SCREEN SAVER

Click the picture to download a 'Cabinets & Pods' screensaver for your PC.
 

--------------2001--------------

Clubs have continued on Mondays and Tuesdays with 45 children attending.

BOXES

Click the picture for videos of Year 5 children opening boxes that they have
packed with some of their favourite personal objects.

 

SUMMER CABINETS & PODS DAYS

Click for a  video of some of the activities from our Summer Cabinets & Pods days.

Here are some pictures (some curious) from this event -

     

 

Activities included using the QX-3 computer microscope, building Lego Mindstorms
robots, 'Robot-Wars'-style battling with remote control cars, digital photography
 and looking at some of the new software we will be using next term.
Mr Olden brought along fossils, skulls, insects and spiders from the Booth Museum
 - which children examined and then drew and used as inspiration for making models.
We also built some giant geometric shapes and the 'Animal Club' finally managed to
make a video of their play.
 

OUR SCHOOL IN 3D

Click the picture to see our 3D model of the school playground.
 

THE DREAMS OF YEAR 4

Click to see Year 4's dream photographs
 

GETTING THE PROJECT STARTED

Easter Holidays 2001 - A special all-day holiday meeting attended by 20 children.


Summer 2001- objects from cabinets used to inspire story-writing during school 'Book Week'.
 


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March 2001 - toys and games lent out from Cabinet collection to Y1 'Toy Museum'.



Feb 2001- the cabinets pictured above have been added over the last few months.

Autumn 2000 - 'Cabinets & Pods' meetings every week on Mondays and Tuesdays after school.


June 2000 - photo of our first cabinet - featured in Brighton & Hove News.

February 2000 -  We have purchased 2 cabinets in advance of receiving our grant.
These are a large 'merchant's cabinet' for Years 5 & 6 and a smaller triangular
 cabinet for the Nursery.

February 2000 - Press release from Brighton & Hove LEA - featured in 2 local papers:

Feeding Inquisitive Minds
Middle Street Primary scoops 11,000 for 'Cabinets of Curiosities'
Press release featured in local papers describes the project and quotes
Brighton & Hove's lead councillor for school effectiveness , Pat Hawkes -
"This is a wonderful example of how schools in Brighton & Hove are getting
 children to think creatively so that they can achieve their full potential."



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