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Art and Design Intent

We firmly believe that all children have the abilities and talents to become capable, innovative artists and designers no matter their creative background. The use of well-structured creative lessons around art and design, is critical in nurturing the children’s fundamental skills. We believe that it is essential that children have the opportunities to master the basic skills in art and design during EYFS and KS1, this allows the children to then build on these skills in KS2, where they encounter a wider variety of media to work with. With the use of sketch books, children will be able to evaluate, critique and improve their own and others’ pieces of art work. We intend to allow the art and design curriculum to flow through the entirety of the school curriculum, where cross curricular links can be made and the children can therefore use their expressive skills in other lessons.

Year 1- Observational Drawings- L.S Lowry

Year 1 have explored the artist L.S Lowry, we researched the artist to find out information and facts about himself and his famous artwork. We then explored and experimented with different materials such as graphite, chalk, coloured pencils and oil pastels. We then went outside in the sunshine and sat across from the school. We discussed the building and structure of the school and then began drawing what we could see! Paying close attention to detail and size. 

Year 1- Holy Spirit creations for the RE Display!

Year 1- Holy Spirit creations

Year 1- Holy Spirit creations

Year 1 worked really hard to create their own representations of the Holy Spirit. We used water colours to mix and create a fire look by blending the colours together. We used the colours, red, yellow and orange to blend together to create 'fire' and added an image of a Dove in the centre to show the Holy Spirit. 

Year 3 - Artist Visit

Year 6 - Collage Easter Cards

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Year 5 Easter Cards

The children in year 5 used collage to create beautiful Easter cards inspired by the special time of year. 

FS2 Easter Cards

FS2 children enjoyed handling and manipulating chalk. They made marks and rubbed the chalk to make repeating patterns when making their Easter Cards.

Year 1- Easter cards- Collage

Year 1 have used the skill of collage to create beautiful Easter cards. 

Week 4 of Art Club- Let's Get Creative!

Week 4- Let’s Get Creative!

For the last week of art club, the children used a mixture of pattern and colour blending to create ‘Zentangle’ leaves. This activity can help children develop their creativity and can have a positive impact on their wellbeing.

Week 3 of Art Club- Mark-making

Week 3- Mark-making

The children explored alternative mark-making to compose ‘crazy hair’ portraits using paint blowing. The children chose to use their photo in black and white to contrast with the bright colours of their hair.

Week 2 of Art Club- Weaving

Week 2- Weaving

The children enjoyed learning how to weave, making decorative bowls from wool. Take a look at their fantastic creations!

Week 1 of Art Club- Colour

Week 1- Colour

The children in art club enjoyed exploring primary and secondary colours creating amazing colour wheel ‘eyes’ that show off their colour mixing skills.

Art and Design- Painting

The children explored painting this half term by taking part in a study of the artist William Turner, where they learnt all about his life and works. They then practiced using tint and tone to create different depths of colour which they could then apply to their final pieces. Take a look below at the beautiful artwork the children created.

Artists in Year Two- Spring Term... 'To design a maquette which represents Planet Earth!'

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Our learning journey in Art during Spring 1.

Artists in Reception

Together we became artists, inspired by Picasso, to create portraits. We looked at all the portraits Picasso had painted, decided on our favourite and used shapes and expressions to create our very own master pieces aswell as remembering all our previously learnt techniques when using paint brushes and paint.

Year 1- Sculpture 'Antony Gormley'

Year 1's art focus during Spring 1 was 'sculpture' looking at the artist 'Antony Gormley'. We explored the artist's work looking at 3D sculptures. We then designed our own 3D sculptures linking to our topic 'Travel and Transport' choosing to make sculptures of aeroplanes, cars, bikes and rockets by sketching our ideas in our sketchbooks. We explored modelling clay, using water to help mould the clay in to place and tools to score, cut and carve the clay. We then painted the clay using appropriate colours for our transport sculpture. 

Y2- Spring 1 Focus: To create a maquette to represent Planet Earth

FS2 Being Imaginative and Expressive

Children were given dinosaur skeletons and were encouraged to think about and discuss what they wanted to do with them. Children looked and them and together generated ideas. They decided they wanted to draw them. One child suggested they draw around the skelstons to make it look the same size and another child said to add detail. These comments inspired other children to do so.






Year 4 sculpture work

Year Four have created sculptures of Roman soldiers using wire and modroc. They have carefully considered the stance of their sculpture so that they can convey an action. 

This term we have discussed the artist Jackson Pollock. We looked at images of him and his work for inspiration. We liked the that Jackson Pollock used lots of different items to paint with not just a paint brush, as our topic is all about autumn, we decided to use conkers to produce our art work.

Children were asked to place a piece of paper in a shallow cardboard box and dip conkers into autumnal colours. They then rolled the conkers around in various directions to create action paintings reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s work. 

Year 1 - Observational Drawings

Y2- painting in the style of Sarah Shiundu

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We have been studying art by Sarah Shiundu and we have created our own artwork inspired by her. We have used oil pastels to create a blended gradient, painted figures and used fabric to create and effect.

Year 5 Creative RE

Year 5 used the media of pastels to produce some wonderful artwork which represents Our Blessed Mother, Mary.

Year 4 - Painting

In Year 4, the children have started their painting topic. The Art produced is based around our current topic which is the Maya Civilization and our Book Talk book: Middleworld. The children started by making a mood board of different designs for a Maya mask. The children then annotated these to show what features each photograph had. The children then explored mix media by using oil pastels, pens, felt tips and colouring pencils and said which ones they liked and which ones they did not like. They also decided on what colours they would use for their art piece. In groups, some children created a Maya mask design for our immersive classroom. The children worked as a team - one person drew the design onto cardboard and then the children worked as a team to choose the different colours for their mask. Some children used paint, whilst others used oil pastel. 

In Nursery we have been learning about Kandinsky, and even made our own Kandinsky circles.

Year 5- Sculpture

The children are learning about sculpture this half term and have enjoyed exploring different architecture and patterns from Baghdad and the Middle East. We can't wait to design and build our very own sculptures in this style!

Year 6's artwork was inspired by Henry Moore. We focused on including perspective in our artwork to add depth (for objects to look further away). The children have started to experiment in their sketchbooks and are beginning to develop their ideas. 

Holy Family Art Gallery

Year 5 loved experimenting with tint, tone and shade

Year 5 have studied work by Joseph Wright and Clarkson Frederick Stanfield. We have used water colours to create different colours using tinting, toning and shading. We are very excited to build on our knowledge of how to use water colours to create volcanic paintings. 

Children used different materials to dab coloured paint to create their own firework art during Chinese New Year.

Year Two Sculpture

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Year Two explored how 2D can become 3D by designing through making. First we cut simple shapes from card and used them to construct architectural forms. Then we used those shapes to create abstract elements to represent the ocean or grass. Here are our final creations. Year Two made a maquette to represent planet Earth. We loved showing our creativity and imagination through our sculptures!

Nature Art in Reception

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Reception children really enjoyed including nature in their art work. The children looked for lots of leaves and berries to create their masterpieces.

Mud Painting in Reception.

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Mud painting on a large scale. The children mixed up mud paint onto their paint brushes and became Artists. The activity provided the children with lots of different skills from strengthening shoulders and elbows to developing hand eye coordination.

Reception - Community

Reception have been reflecting on different communities through their art work.

Year 2 - The Feast of the Epiphany

Year 2 have been reflecting on the Feast of the Epiphany through their art work. 

Year 4 Religious Art

Year 4 used their collage skills to create these amazing religious Christmas cards. They tore music scores and glued them on the front and then tore patterned paper to create the stable.

Year 4 Mosaics

Year 4 created Roman mosaics using different coloured card. They used scissors to cut the tiny mosaic pieces to create a fruit bowl, a jug and a fish.

Year 4 Roman Busts

Year 4 researched Roman busts and analysed them in their sketchbooks. They planned their artwork and then used foil and clay to create their final pieces.

Reception using paint in the style of Jackson Pollock. They enjoyed action painting, moving very quickly across the painting, dribbling the paint in long, wobbly lines.

Reception were so proud of their art work they used it to create their 2022 calendars

EYFS have been inspired by the Artist Jackson Pollock.

Reception children experimented with colour mixing and tinting.

Reception children enjoying using their hands and feet to experiment with paint.

Year 4 Clay Artwork

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Year 4 have created these amazing clay sculptures of Julius Caesar. They were inspired by a famous sculptor - Andrea Ferruci and have used tools and foil to create detailed models.

Yerar 6 Creative Remote Learning

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Year 6 were very creative during remote learning and used their art skills to produce David Hockney inspired landscapes, focusing on colour and patten. They also used the the different art pencils to produce detailed sketches of key UK landscapes, linking to our 'United Kingdom' topic.