Charcoal drawing

In Year 5, we discussed 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch and shared ideas on what the artist might have been going through and his thoughts and feelings at the time of painting it. Then, we discussed our thoughts and feelings during our time away from school and how we could use art as a way to…

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Worry dolls

Some children around school are creating their own worry dolls using pipe cleaners, thread and some stitching. According to legend, Guatemalan children would tell their worries to worry dolls and place them under their pillows at night so that when morning came, their worries would be…

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

This week we have focused on allowing the children to express themselves and their feelings in a variety of ways. 

With the Year 6 children, we studied 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch and discussed how the artist may have been feeling when he painted this piece and how he expressed his inner…

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USA Landmarks - final pieces

Here are our final pieces!! We are so proud of them. Can you recognise anywhere? We've got Mount Rushmore, The Golden Gate Bridge, the White House, Yellowstone National Park, Niagra Falls, Hoover Dam, The Statue of Liberty, Route 66, The Grand Canyon, The Empire State Building and the Hollywood…

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USA Landmarks - The making

We have had a very busy day in Year 4 putting our art and DT skills to work. We designed and turned shoeboxes into amazing landmarks from the USA linking to our topic of Road Trip USA. We have measured, cut, used saws and glue guns, done sewing, used a whole range of resources and different paint…

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Painting in Year 5

Year 5 used painting techniques, such as, dots, scratches and splashes to create a Christmas scene from the point of view of someone outside, peering in through a window.

 

 

 

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Charcoal snowpeople

Year 5 have worked hard this term to experiment with line, tone and shading using charcoal. Today, They created snowpeople with Miss Santos (our resident artist) and had lots of fun doing it!

 

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Batik

One of Year 5's art objectives is to use batik (an art technique using hot wax orginating from Africa) to wax and tie dye fabric. The children's created their own Christmas scene to use on their cards/calendars. 

 

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Art Gallery Visit

We had a fantastic time visiting the central library and Manchester Art Gallery to take part in some history and art workshops about the Greeks. 

We were lucky enough to learn about different Greek gods and goddesses and creat our own modern day god, we made top trump cards for different gods,…

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Art and design with clay in Year 6

Year 6 designed and created Ancient Mayan deities (Gods) and Mayan structures, such as Chichen Itza, out of clay, which linked to their topic 'Hola Mexico!'

 

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Diwali: the festival of light.

In Year 5, we enjoyed a variety of activities to understand and celebrate Diwali: creating scratch pad art work with rangoli patterns and symbols linked to Diwali; making our own diyas out of clay and using stop-start animation software on the iPads to re-tell the story of Rama and…

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Making Roman pots from clay

Year 4 spent the afternoon sketching their design and then creating their own Roman pot from clay. What concentration and skills being shown. 

 

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