Art

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Our high quality art and design curriculum will motivate, engage and inspire the pupils. This will give them the skills and techniques to be creative with a wide range of tools and media.

An awareness of colour, shape, texture and proportion are developed alongside ideas and feelings. The study of a wide range of artist, craftspeople and designers provide the pupils with a knowledge that can be built upon. They are encouraged to express themselves and be confident in their work. Pupil’s can be supported at home by being encouraged to discuss the art around them. They need the opportunities to be creative with the family at home.

View the Art long term plans for each year group below:

Going For Gold!

To be Gold in Art:

  • Choose tools and materials independently and give suitable/creative reasons.
  • Critically review their own work and that of others.
  • Create 3d objects with intricate detail.
  • Show pattern / texture/ shade when painting.
  • Show a clear and concise understanding of the colour wheel.
  • Draw at a level beyond his/her year group skills.
(Click on the above photo to view Gold work)

 

Problem Solving!

 

  • I can investigate: drawing, collage, textiles, printing, collage, photography.
  • I can experiment in ways of framing images.
  • I can use tools and techniques.
  • I can experiment with different materials to create an image.
  • I can generate ideas for my work.
  • I can combine colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shade and shape to suit a purpose.
  • I work out which visual information I need and combine this with other information.
  • I can use research to create a piece of work.
  • I can use mental calculations and problem solving to create a piece of work in Art or DT.
  • I can plan, test, review and modify.

 

Art Updates

When there’s wind make wind spinners!

Today the children created wind spinners using their cutting skills to cut out a circle and follow the lines inside to create a spiral shape. We encouraged using good maths vocabularly to describe the shape and sizes. The children then decorated thier cretions before we went outside to see how they moved in the... read more

My Favourite Colour

Look at how we make the colours change! as we mix them together! ” Green is my favourite colour, I didn’t know you needed yellow and blue!” We wored hard at mixing the colour one at a time to see how they changed like magic into different colours. We like learning about different colours and we talked about which colours were our favourites!... read more

Remembrance and Peace

To commermorate the 100 year anniversary of World War 1, St Andrew’s School has taken part in a variety of activities to remember the immense sacrifice and duty of those and we reflected on hope and peace in our future. Here are a selection of the wonderful displays and acitivities throughout the school: Parents taking time with thier children   Creating individualised cookie and biscuit decorations to show rememberance:... read more

Chinese New Year

The Year of the Pig -2019 In Reception, we have been excited to learn about Chinese New Year. We listened to the story and talked about the traditions in the Chinese culture, exploring lantern making, food tasting and dragon design. It was wonderful to compare the celebrations with events such as New Year and  Christmas which many of the children had recently experienced. We look forward to talking about other cultural events and traditions in our community throughout the rest of the year. We practised using Chinese chopsticks to eat our Chinese food items. We used card, tissue paper and ticks to create our... read more

Easter Egg Challenge 2019

‘Eggs’ellent Designs!  Every Year our whole school is challenged to create a unique Easter Egg creation. As you can see from the 100% returns from this challenge that is well supported and the children and families have worked super hard with their designs. This challenge is the start of our Easter season  and a big well done to everyone that took part, especially the winners from each... read more

Year 6 Yule Log Extravaganza 2018

This year’s Yule log event was a massive success with a fantastic turnout from families helping their children create some wonderful Yule log designs. The hall was filled with busy decorating and chocolate covered spatulas but the results as you can see show how some excellently creative ideas. The children from around the school were given a chance to feast their eyes on the finished designs and everyone had their favourite. Here are a selection of the wonderful log creations:               We hope you enjoyed the festive log decorating and Merry Christmas to all!  ... read more

Project Genesis

The Genesis Project is a school wide initiative that encourages children to see the beauty in the world around them and to remind them that it is theirs to share, respect and enjoy. The Project was split into two parts: Part 1 – Children were encouraged to share an idea that to help look after the world. In less than 30 words, children puts these ideas in many forms, letters, statements, poems. These ideas and creative suggestions have now been sent to embassies all over the world including: Russia, China, USA, and a selection of European and African countries worldwide. We look forward to hearing back from the officials at the Embassies. Here is a selection of the ideas: Part 2 – Design Project We asked each family to think about how they care for the world. Each family was challenged to create a design to logo similar to the ‘Keep Britain Tidy Logo’ that will reflect our aim to show how we can ‘Save our World’. Examples of some of the fantastic art work: The Christian belief that God has created a beautiful world for all to share and respect is important to the St Andrew’s School community. Our world is a place of diversity in all its many forms and we cherish it. We look forward in hearing back from the embassies who we contacted and will be taking part in more challenges to highlight our desire to improve and protect the wonderful world we live... read more

Autumn 2018

It has been a lovely start to the Reception year. Children have been exploring the Reception classrooms and the wonderful natural outside areas within the school. Here are some of the learning activities children have been engaged in: Exploring the changes in in the seasons We looked at the changes to the season and sang songs to recall how the weather changes during the seasons. We explored the outdoor area collecting the different coloured leaves that the wind had blown to the floor. We listened to the sounds outside and the crunch that the dry leaves made. We also used our skills to hear initial sounds in words and match the objects to the letter on the sorting tray.             We collected them and compared size and colour. We ordered them by size, counting the amount we have and saying what one more than the amount would be.       We completed hand and fingerprint trees to represent the different seasons for our Art Day challenge: Can you guess which tree represents which season?  ... read more

Dazzle Delights!

Dazzle is a fun time at the end of the week when we try something new or practise something exciting. Here are some of the exciting Dazzle activities we have done so far: Balance beam PE problem Solving: Creating our own balance course. The children noticed that that the blocks could be moved to creating different letters and they worked together to build and test the different letter courses that they could make. They used their arms to keep balance. We are all special and unique! We have been looking at the story of Elmer the elephant. Elmer was a unique patchwork coloured elephant. We are also unique and we explored the different colours we created by mixing them to create our own unique sponge printed elephants. We talked about how we all have different likes and dislikes and that many of us have things that we are good at. Elmer’s super power was the ability to make people happy. We shared what we thought was our super powers and decorated super hero masks.         Pizza Making : The county we have been learning about this term is Italy. Children have been encouraged to use the reply Ciao! when replying to the register and we have made some super yummy pizza.  ... read more