Art & Design


With Autumn now under way and Bonfire Night looming it is a good time to talk to the children about fire safety. We do this in class, where the children can share their experiences and learn which safety measures need to be in place before you even think about lighting a fire. We discuss risk, the f


For their construction this week Year 6 children were encouraged to see if they could incorporate a moving part. They were asked to think about using the topography of the land and repurposing objects in an imaginative way. Despite lots of chat in class about the various kinds of motions possible, w


As part of our topic ‘Marvellous Me’, the children in. Reception enjoyed creating their own self portraits. After looking at their reflections in the mirror,  they carefully mixed paint to create their own skin and hair colour.  They then added detail to their faces using oil pastels.  Take a


Year 6 have been very busy over the last week with lots of preparations being made for their Leaver’s Show. In-between this, they have been doing some art work where they have been looking at the sculptors Henry Moore and Giacometti and the work they produced. The children enjoyed giving names to th


This week Year One have been practising their artistic talents. Closely linked to our theme, “We’re all going on a summer holiday”, the pupils have been observing, drawing and sculpting shells. Firstly, we investigated patterns on a variety of shells and sketched them using pencils. The children tri


In our Art topic this term, the children in Year 3 have been learning about the artist Julia Lidell. She is a textile artist who produces woven designs. They commented on her designs and identified how her work made them feel. In order to replicate her artistic style, the boys and girls designed a f


Reception have continued their topic ‘Explorers Outdoors’ by looking at minibeasts. We began by reading ‘Mad about Minibeasts’ by Giles Andreae and tried to guess which minibeast was being described. They then looked at artwork ‘The Snail, by Henri Matisse and had a go at creating their own collage