Art & Design

Andy Goldsworthy Art

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This half term the children in Kingfishers Class will be focusing on collage. Today the children found out about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. The children were asked to respond to the work of Andy Goldsworthy. The children used natural objects and the techniques of tearing, overlapping and sticking materials. Great artwork Kingfishers.

Constable Day

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, History, Owls, Visits

To fit in with our whole school enquiry question “Why does Stratford St Mary fascinate historians?” we focused on what the village would have been like in John Constable’s time. We found out that John Constable was alive during the Georgian period. On Thursday 26th May, we did a walk around the village looking for […]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children in Kingfishers Class became artists. The children learned about the artist Yayoi Kusama. She is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called ‘the princess of polka dots’. Although she makes lots of different types of art – paintings, sculptures, performances and installations – they have one thing in common, DOTS! Miss Jones told […]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bunting

by | 6 Jun 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

The children coloured in some bunting for Mrs Cousins which is going to be put up in the village for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. They also made bunting for BlackBrook Residential Home. Great teamwork Kingfishers!

Contrasting Colours

by | 5 May 2022 | Art & Design, Owls

This half term, the Owls are developing their painting skills. So far we have explored texture and colour mixing. Our most recent lesson focused on contrasting colours. The children had to ‘overpaint’ their existing work with contrasting colours. They were able to achieve some great effects.

Art Painting

by | 5 May 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This half tem in Art, Kingfishers Class are focusing on painting. The Year One children responded to a story as a staring point for developing painting techniques. The Reception children used thick and thin paintbrushes to write letters. The children were able to apply paint by using selected brush strokes. Great art work Kingfishers.

Exploring Texture

by | 5 May 2022 | Art & Design, History, Owls

This half term, the Owls art focus is painting. For our first lesson, we explored using and creating different textures and then painting over them. Later in the term, the children will be creating their own textured versions of some of John Constable’s masterpieces, which will link together our learning in Art and History.

Lunar New Year

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This week the children celebrated the Lunar New Year. Miss Jones shared a PowerPoint and a story about the Lunar New Year. The children learned that red envelopes with coins are presented as gifts at family gatherings such as weddings or holidays such as Lunar New Year. The children created their own red envelope and […]

Artistic responses to a story

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Art & Design, English, News, Woodpeckers

For our Art topic this half term we have been exploring different types of marks and using them to respond to different stimuli. Today we listened to the story of Pattan’s Pumpkin and applied our learning of different mark making. As artists, we used paint to create different types of mark in our paintings. We […]

Mark Making in Art

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday 11th January the children in Woodpecker class were tasked with using different tools to create particular types of mark. The children used straws, thick and thin paint brushes, glue spreaders, sticks, pipe cleaners and cutlery to experiment with creating different types of mark such as ‘thick’, ‘thin’, ‘wavy’, ‘jagged’ , shiny’ etc. The […]


by | 1 Jan 2022 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

This week the reception children have been learning about the season Winter . They have been finding wintery objects outside while completing Maths challenges. They have been on a winter hunt looking for different items and completing a checklist. They have also been painting snowmen. Great work Kingfishers.

Observational Drawings

by | 11 Nov 2021 | Art & Design, Science, Swans

The Swans have being doing observational drawings of migratory birds. This week we used magnifying glasses to look closely at the colour and texture of the feathers. We then used watercolour paints to paint over our sketches. The children used a variety of drawing media such as biros, sketching pencils and handwriting pens.