The whole of Y1 have been busy preparing for our fairy garden. They have been designing and making structures and beautiful accessories. They have included fairy houses, mushrooms, gates, ponds, bridges and much more. They have also planted some amazing seeds including chives, radish, cress and some weird wiggly plants???
Please ask them the parts of a plant we have been learning about in topic.
Please come and have a look at the fairy garden in our conservatory.
[Written by Mrs Ginn]
Year 2 have had a very busy half term looking at the art works of Jackson Pollock. We have explored colour mixing and different methods of painting. The children recreated there own pieces of art by flicking, spraying, splashing, blobbing and drawing (We got very messy). Year 2 decided they wanted to create some memorabilia from their art work and designed their own Jackson Pollock inspired ceramic plates.
Using our colour mixing,
Clownfish were able to use this style of painting and re-create the seasons Pollock style.
The children were so proud of all of their art work, which was fantastic, that they organised an art gallery for their parents to view all of their work. To prepare for this the children even baked Pollock style shortbread.
It was lovely to see so many parents turn up and our young artists sharing their work.
Well done Clownfish
Written by Mrs Pullan
Over the last couple of weeks Reception have been looking at the British artist Andy Goldsworthy. He creates land art and sculptures from natural materials found in the environment.
Continue reading “Land Art in Reception…”
This term Year 6 have been learning about an artist called Norval Morriseau.
In art we have been using different materials to draw pictures with wax crayons then we used ink to fill in the empty spaces. You can find more examples of his work by Googling his name. Which is your favourite piece of his work and why – leave a comment below!
[Written by Charlotte C – Digital Leader]
As part of our Foundation topic work, children in Year 4 and 5 made clay pinch-pot monsters. They used clay modelling techniques and tools (as well as slip) to create a monster with various features!
As you can see from the pictures, some were more scary than others, with a range of different body parts.
Continue reading “Clay Monster Heads in Year 4/5!”
This evening, children could take part in an amazing Easter Craft event. Children could make Easter cards, flowers, cakes, draw pictures and even design feather creatures!
“My favourite was designing an egg – it looked sparkly” (By Blake R Yr3)
“I really liked putting glitter on my hands!” (Karen H Yr6)
“I loved having a feather fight” (Chaya A Yr5)
Halfway through, the children all ate pizza, hot dogs and drinks. This was one of the best parts of the evening! The hall was a bit messy – just like the home of Stig of the Dump! Thank you to all of the parents who helped at the event too, it was a great success.
“We liked making the eggs covered in little feathers because they looked like fluffy monsters” (Alex B Kraken).
Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the evening too!
[Written by Mr Thorns]
Year 6 have been inspired by British artist David Gosling who is an environmental artist. To begin with, the children used their sketching skills to create portraits of Vikings, they studied the shape, proportion and position of the facial features in order to create realistic sketches. The children then practised creating small sculptures with clay in order to find the best techniques to mould and shape the medium.
Continue reading “Year 6 Art Gallery on the Trees Outside!”