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.
Today the children have been creating some amazing artwork based on the work of Jackson Pollock. The children used paintbrushes and sticks to make these beautiful paintings.
Year 2 have loved exploring mark-marking as part of their 'Drawing' unit.
The Nursery children have been learning about the artist Kandinsky. The children loved looking at his famous art work with all the circles. The children especially loved turning their heads upside down and finding out that the painting looks exactly the same upside down. The children then produced their own circles and when joined together, created a piece of art that resembles Kandinsky's.
Nursery have been gluing and sticking different materials to make a dragon scale. Don't they look beautiful and colourful?
Year 2 have been exploring the art form of sculpture. They made their own paper sculptures to experiment with using different materials to create art. They then created their own 'art gallery exhibition' to present their creations to the rest of the class.
Our nursery children have been using their cuttings skills to cut out their paper plate snakes. Don't they look amazing!
For homework over the Christmas holidays Year 3 have created and designed their own Europe inspired projects. We have famous landmarks, fact files about different countries and lots of different European flags.
Nursery children have been exploring dinosaur footprints by placing the dinosaur's feet in paint and printing them onto the paper. Nursery children have also been drawing some amazing dinosaurs and mixing colours to paint their dinosaur.
Year 1 had fun mixing secondary colours and practicing circular paintbrush motion in the style of Wassily Kandinsky’s famous art work!
Year 2 have been using their art skills across the curriculum. In RE, they created a piece of artwork with watercolours, celebrating the fact that God is always with us. They used their skills learnt in their 'painting' unit to carefully craft their work.
Arts and Crafts club have celebrated the changing of the seasons by creating their own unique autumnal trees. They used a mixture of paintbrushes and broccoli to add texture to their work.