New Reception Year pupil intake for September 2018

Congratulations to all those allocated a September 2018 Reception Year place at Ark Castledown.  Please remember to return paper copies of  your completed admission forms to our school office as soon as possible to confirm your acceptance. If you have been offered but do not wish to take up your place, please do let the school office know as soon as possible so that the place can be allocated to another pupil. Paper copies of the admission forms are available from the school office. 

Dazzle Ships

Last week Year 5 were lucky enough to be invited, by local artist Jaye Ho, to sketch and design our very own Dazzle Ships. Dazzle camouflage was a technique used in World War 1 and 2 to make it harder to determine the speed, heading and target of a ship. Complex patterns of geometric shapes and contrasting colours dazzled and mislead the opposition, hence reducing their accuracy in firing. 

Both Year 5 classes spent time with Jaye, learning about Dazzle camouflage, sketching the boats found on Hastings seafront and then adding our own patterns to create Dazzle Ships.

It was a wonderful opportunity and we all had a fantastic time. We would like to extend our thanks again to Jaye for a marvellous day full of art and history in our local area.