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Art and Design Around Our School

2019 Autumn term has been a very creativity time in school The children have been taught skills in drawing, painting, collage and 3D forms. The children have worked collaboratively to produce high quality pieces of work. 


Nursery have been exploring tools and how to use them safely. In Autumn term they have made black spiders out of collage materials. 


Reception have used their class animals as inspiration to create a class animal collage. After their autumn walk around the local area they made leaf paintings. Reception used 2simple ICT programme to create fireworks and used a range of collage and paint to create fireworks on black paper.


Year 1 have been learning about colour, tone and shape by creating self-portraits. In their London topic they are going to create a portrait of the queen painting the background first and then the foreground. Remembering to add details when dry.


Year 2 have been taught about land and seascapes. They studied Carl Warner's collage techniques and made their own version in his style. After studying the artist William Turner Year 2 used his painted techniques. The children used long strokes to paint a seascape background then using thinner paintbrushes painted the foreground remembering to keep the object portions correct. After that dried the children added the final details to the seascape.

2018 - 2019

Art and Design is a strongly displayed and taught curriculum subject area in our school.


Ofsted published in March 2016 stated “There are also displays that act as useful reference points to help pupils with their learning. In walking through the school, it is evident from the displays how much pupils are progressing, for instance in their art work and writing, and how their personal development and safety are being well promoted.”


On this Art and Design page you will see a collection of photos which display creative areas and some of the skills and techniques taught across the key stages in the Autumn term 2018.


In the Centre children have explored and been taught many skills and techniques. In early years the children have been exploring art tools and making marks. The children have made excellent 3D models of hedgehogs. In key stage 1 the children have created colourful prints using a range of printing materials.



In Nursery the children have the opportunity to explore art tools and materials found in their creative areas. The children can freely access the creative area independently and their college work has been celebrated and displayed. This term the children have been taught how to paint and collage spooky spiders.


In Reception the children have looked closely at their class animal and painted it. They had a choice of colour and thickness of brush to add detail. The vibrant creativity areas are used during busy learning time so that the children can practice and embed their creative skills.



In Year 1 the children have been taught a range of skills using a range of media including acrylic paint, watercolour paint and collage. There has been integrate transits art creations made using natural materials. The children have proudly discussed and displayed their creations.



In year 2 the children have been taught a range of skills and techniques in a range of media including sketching materials, watercolour paint and sculpture including clay. Many of the children have loved using transits art materials to create huge, integrate sea screens outside.