Year 1 observational drawing - insects

The Year 1 topic this term is ‘mini beasts’ and within their science lessons they are learning about the anatomy of insects. Within their art, pupils have been studying and drawing my collection of insects set in resin - these are fascinating objects.

In Year R and Year 1, class teachers…

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Newton's colour wheel - art and science

This week, Year 5 have been learning about the artist’s colour wheel.

The modern colour-wheel is based on Sir Isaac Newton’s experimentation with light. While Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, he experimented by shining white light (daylight) through a glass prism, splitting it…

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Fireworks - Year R

To celebrate Guy Fawkes night, Year R created drawings of fireworks with chalk pastels. This is a very creative art medium. Pupils smudged the bright coloured pastels with their fingers, moved them around the page and made a bit of a mess! They had photographs of fireworks around them and a video…

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Ironman - Year 4

Term 1 Year 4 The Iron Man by Ted Hughes


The Iron Man by Ted Hughes is a fantastic book to inspire English lessons. We love teaching it as much as the children love learning from it. The Iron Man allows for such creativity and opportunities for learning. As well as reading the whole book…

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Year 3 - Abstract Art

Inspired by the artist - Atta Kwami.

Year three’s term 1 art project celebrates the Folkestone Art Triennial and is inspired by the work of Ghanaian-born artist Atta Kwami who sadly died last month, age 65. He worked in both Ghana and the UK as a painter, printmaker, and art historian.


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Yr R mark-making

Over the last three weeks, Year R have been experimenting with mark-making. They have been dipping objects and tools into poster paint and moving them around their A3 page to make a variety of marks on their paper. They have also been mixing primary colours in their paint trays to make secondary…

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Year 6 colour pastels drawings

Year 6 have been practising their observational drawing skills and working from cultural objects from around the world. The objects included masks from Africa and Indonesia as well as puppets from South-East Asian countries. Within our gallery below you will see Year 6 pupils' large (A2)…

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Cultural objects from around the world - bamboo reed pens

Throughout term 1, Year 6 have been practising their observational drawing skills and working from cultural objects and photographs of cultural objects. They have explored both large and small scale as well as considering the cultural significance of objects and discussing how they were acquired…

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Billy and the Beast

Inspired by the class reading book, ‘Billy and the Beast’, Year 1 have been creating their own scary beasts. Pupils have continued to explore mark making, this time using bamboo reed pens and Indian ink. They first cut out eyes from coloured paper and stuck these down before drawing their creature…

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Year R weaving

Over the last two weeks, pupils in year R have been weaving. They have weaved on both small individual weaving cards and large-scale weaving through boxes, fences, and pallets. It is a great way to create funky art and it provides opportunities for children to strengthen their gross motor control,…

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Folkestone Triennial Trip

The Folkestone Art Triennial is a project run by Creative Folkestone and is the largest exhibition of newly commissioned work presented in the UK. Artists are invited to use the town as their gallery, utilising public spaces to create art that reflects issues affecting both the town and the wider…

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Year 1 mark-making

Year one pupils have been exploring mark-making techniques this term. They have used a variety of objects - forks, spatulas, feathers, nail brushes and sponges are among the tools used. The children mixed secondary colours with their paint, dipped their tools in and experimented with different way…

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