Art & Design
The Reception children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we begin making a 3D clay sculpture using the designs created last lesson? The children listened to the instructions and explored the clay. The children were asked to create an animal sculpture using their own designs. They looked at their designs and set […]
The Year One children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we plan and create a sculpture as a class? The children were introduced to the artist Louise Bourgeois and the Maman sculpture made from bronze. The children were asked to give adjectives to describe the sculpture. (The sheer scale of the giant […]
In art, The Swans have been using oil pastels to create Still Life images. They worked hard on building up the layers to deepen the tone of their work as well as blending colours together to create depth and tone.
The children in Kingfishers class thought about the question – Can we apply paper-shaping skills to make an imaginative sculpture? The children were asked to look at the 3D art on the board. They were then asked to pick one element from the model and re-create their chosen section using a technique learnt last lesson, […]
This half term, Owls class are doing weekly Forest School sessions. We are linking these to our topic on the Battle of Hastings and the Norman invasion. In this week’s den building challenge, children were challenged to build a den as similar as possible to a Norman castle. They had to find and saw their […]
The Swans have begun their drawing unit: Still Life. This week we were drawing using charcoals. We looked at how shading can create depth to a drawing as well as proportion and space. They used white chalk to show the light reflecting off their object. Their work was extremely impressive!
In their art lessons, the children continued focusing on Sculptures and 3D. Recently, the children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we shape paper to make a 3D drawing? The children continued to look at the work of the artist Samantha Stephenson. They were asked to show each other how they could […]
The children became ‘artists’ and thought about the questions – Can we explore playdough and its properties? Can we use tools safely and with confidence? The children started the lesson with a ‘Dough Dance Party’ manipulating the clay in time to music. Mrs Clark put on some funky music and they listened to her instructions […]
This half term the children will be focusing on Sculptures and 3D in their art lessons. This afternoon the children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we roll paper to make 3D structures? The children looked at a piece of art by Samantha Stephenson an Australian artist. The children were told she […]
The children became artists and created their own snowflakes. Mrs Clark and the children talked about snowflakes and how they are made, the way they look and the fact that they are symmetrical. The children were given three pipe cleaners and asked to lay them on top of each other to create star shape. They […]
This afternoon the children became artists. Today, the children went on a nature hunt to collect leaves, pine cones, tree bark, evergreen stems and other signs of autumn. The children used the items they had collected to create a wreath using a paper plate. The children were encouraged to think about how they were going […]
In Art we have been looking at Prehistoric cave drawings. For our final piece in this unit, we tried to keep the materials we used as natural as possible as we know that materials such as paint and colouring pencils were not available for Stone Age people! We collected mud to create our background, then used charcoal […]