Trees - Year 1

Year 1 have continued to explore plants and nature this term. Within their art lessons pupils have been painting trees. They started by drawing a simple trunk and branches while carefully observing a photograph of a tree. Pupils were asked to try and keep their pencil on the A3 paper (as best they…

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Year R - texture

Today Year R were exploring texture and printing. Pupils first learnt about texture; they felt and described various textured materials and objects before printing from them. They applied the paint with sponges, laid the textured materials on their paper (ink down) and then applied pressure with a…

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Year 6 relief printing

This term in art, Year 6 pupils have been exploring relief printing. Using inspiration from female artist Georgia O’Keefe, pupils began the project practising their observational skills and drawing real skulls in class. Pupils learnt how to transfer their drawing onto card with tracing paper; they…

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Year 5 recycled portraits

Within their art lessons this term, Year 5 have been studying portraiture. At the beginning of the project, pupils drew simple pencil self-portraits from a mirror. These were used as a starting point when designing and making a recycled cardboard self-portrait. Pupils learnt how to use tracing…

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Year 1 make clay leaves

Within their project about plants, pupils in Year 1 have been creating leaf relief prints in clay. Pupils have learnt how to handle and roll clay. Using tools, they pressed a leaf into the clay creating an imprint. They cut their clay leaves out, smoothed the edges and added a hole for hanging.…

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Year 3 Art and Music project

This week, within his music lesson, Mr Miles worked with 3SA to interpret their artwork (graphic scores) into music. Graphic notation (or graphic score) is the representation of music using visual symbols. Pupils worked in groups and used percussion instruments to interpret a section of each of…

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Year R insects

Using inspiration from photographs, Year R have made insects this week. Pupils decorated the body using colour pencils; thread and twisted pipe cleaners; used glue; cut with scissors and created tabs when attaching legs and wings. Among the insects you will find ladybirds, bees, spiders, stag…

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Yr 3 Art and Music - graphic notation

This week, within his music lesson, Mr Miles worked with 3HA and explored music inspired by the symbolism and storytelling of traditional aboriginal painting. These ideas will help the pupils when creating their graphic scores next week in art.

Meanwhile, I worked with 3SA to compose their…

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Year R paint beetroot!

Year R have been practising their observational drawing and painting skills throughout term 5. This week, working in small groups, some of the children painted beetroot. They carefully looked at the beetroot before sketching its shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed…

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Year 3 music and art

Our Art and Music project continues. Mr Miles worked with 3SA this week; they explored the interpretation of shapes and lines into music using percussion instruments.

Meanwhile, in art, I worked with 3HA. Pupils interpreted music through art, creating concertina sketchbooks. They listened to a…

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Year R paint watermelon

Year R were practising their observational drawing and painting skills today. Working in small groups, the children painted slices of watermelon. They carefully looked at the melon before sketching its shape with pencil. They were introduced to primary colours and mixed their own secondary and…

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Year 3 Music and Art

Year 3 pupils in 3SA have been interpreting music through art - creating a ‘visual experience’. After exploring colour and emotion in their previous art lesson, this week the pupils listened to a selection of music and used colour and line to describe the feeling it evoked. They worked very…

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