Welcome to our online Arts Gallery. This section of the website will be updated with photographs and videos of our Art Work, Performing Art pieces and Design and Technology work. We will be adding pictures from each year group - so keep an eye out! We hope you enjoy.
The children in Early Years have been looking at the colours in nature this Autumn. They explored our woodland carefully, finding natural objects to match their colour wheels. All the children were excellent at comparing the colours and matching them up to the colours on their wheels. We discussed the importance of plants and flowers and the children were respectful only picking live plants that they needed and only one at a time, otherwise the children found natural objects which were already fallen. It was wonderful to hear the children discussing the colours and debating if they had found the right green or brown. This activity has shown the children that there are many types of colours in our world.
These colour wheels were then displayed at our Local Tesco for their Autumn window displays.
Year 1 had a visiting artist, Fatima share some great clay skills
Year 1 experienced a clay workshop with a local artist called Fatima. As their topic was The Secret Garden she designed the children's clay learning around this. Everybody learned to coil (this involves making a pancake shape and attaching sausages to it) to form a clay pot. Can you remember the name of the liquid that kept the clay together? Yes, you are right...it is called slip. On the lid of the pot the children created a cactus using photographs of them for inspiration. Finally, they painted their pots before displaying them in the classroom. A wonderful experience for the children to work alongside a professional artist and to find out that she always makes mistakes with her artwork too!
On a recent Inset day, our staff enjoyed taking part in a practical Art INSET day. Jayne Stillman (the LA inspector/ advisor for Visual and Performing Arts) came in and carried out different textiles and sculpture based activities. She looked at the teachers Art planning and came up with exciting new ideas to link in with our topics. The teachers had a chance to learn new skills themselves and try out the activities which they will be carrying out with their year groups! Have a look at the pictures below...
We are looking forward to carrying out these activities with the children!