Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk

Art and Design


Children are encouraged to use a wide variety of tools and materials for drawing, painting and creating imaginative and observational three dimensional work. As well as developing their own style they look at the work of other artists and explore the use of their techniques and media. It is important that children are taught how to select and look after a range of different materials.

Design Technology

We believe technology to be a vital component of the curriculum. Not only does it give children the opportunity to develop design and construction skills but it also draws on and enhances learning in other areas of the curriculum and develops problem solving skills.

Bear pancakes

On Shrove Tuesday, Class 1 enjoyed decorating a pancake to look like a bear face!

Fruit rockets 25 February

Class 1 read and followed instructions to make fruit rockets. The children were then able to sequence the steps and write their own set of instructions.

Tim Peake 2 February

Class 1 were inspired by astronaut Tim Peake's photography. We created our own space background and dressed up as astronauts to take selfies.

Arts Week 30 January

During Art week Class 6 focused on applying paint using the Pointillism technique developed by the artist Seurat. They recreated parts of the scenes from Jeannie Baker’s book Window, for which she had originally used a variety of collage materials to build up pictures. We thought it would take us a very long while but once we had practised our skills we found applying the dots and blending the paint was fun and our completed pictures were great.

Bridge engineering challenge completed 16 January

Fit for a Queen. Decorated to celebrate Her Majesty’s 93rd birthday. Which one would you choose to grace the crossing of the moat at Tattershall castle? Congratulations Year 6 on some super learning and some great skill.

Rockets 15 January

Class one have started their new learning on space. We have drawn and labelled rockets and worked cooperatively in pairs to make our rockets using junk modelling materials. We have also been painting rockets.

Bridge project II 11 January

Class 6’s bridge project has progressed from designs to models. Completion of the decoration is now underway to meet all our success criteria. Evaluations and final photos of our structures will be shared very soon.

Art – Sketching 30 November

We have started to learn new skills to help us sketch objects. We had a practice drawing different lines and shading so today we used those skills to draw real objects.

Owl Toast 21 September

Class one made owl toast by carefully spreading chocolate spread onto toast and chopping up fruit to make an owl face. They were delicious!

Homework project 2nd July

Class 2 had the challenge of making an animal for their homework project. They could choose whatever animal they wanted and they could use any type of material to make it. I have had some amazing animals brought in over the week, the children have done a brilliant job. Well done everyone.

Junk models 26 June

The children in Class 1 are very keen on using modelling materials to make things. For their homework task they were asked to use junk modelling to create a model. Here are some of the results! The children were really proud and confident to talk about their creations.

Puppets 27 March

Class 2 have worked hard to get their puppets finished and we are really pleased with how they turned out. They look amazing! We found sewing a little tricky but we enjoyed sticking the eyes and hair on!

Puppet making 13 March

In our design lessons we are making our own toys. Before we started to make them we experimented with what materials would be best to use. We drew our own design and chose what colour we wanted it to be. We can’t wait to finish them!


Class 4 got very creative with their homework project and created a wide range of pyramids.

Moon cakes 1 February

As part of our Chinese New Year learning, the children made cakes eaten during this celebration. We had lots of fun making moon cakes and we enjoyed tasting them even more!

Art Week 25 January

During Art week in Class 2, we looked at the British artist Sarah Graham. She creates amazing paintings of sweets and toys using bright colours. We focused on her paintings of toys as our topic is "A World of Toys".

Mark Rothko 23 January

In Class 2 we have looked at the artist Mark Rothko and his block colour paintings. We used his artwork to help build on our painting skills and our colour mixing knowledge.

Primary and Secondary Colours 16 January

During our Art lessons in Class 2,we have been exploring primary and secondary colours. We even used our hands to help us!

Art Week

All 6 classes shared their amazing art work created during Art Week. Each class focused on a different artist to inspire their creativity. What super artists we have at Tattershall Primary School!

Alberto Giacometti

Class 4 have created a lot of mess over the last few days but the final results are outstanding! Class 4 have been creating their sculptures in the style of Alberto Giacometti. They have also used their science learning about light to cast a shadow to enhance their artwork even further.

Tim Peake inspired photography 17 Janaury

Class one looked at astronaut Tim Peake’s space photography and decided to make our own space photos. We created our own space backdrop and space helmet. We then took selfies using an I-Pad of us in space!

Completed Bridges 16 January

Engineering complete. Challenged Achieved. Well done everyone in Year 6. These look amazing and meet so many of the success criteria.


Class 6 have been designing and building model bridges. They have become confident using saws and bench hooks and making strong joints. They have evaluated their bridges and written sets of instructions to help others learn new skills. Congratulations to our budding engineers.

Rockets 10 Janaury

As part of our new Space topic, we have been finding out about rockets. We worked in pairs to create a rocket using junk modelling materials. We were brilliant at sharing and listening to each other’s ideas, and preserving when our first ideas didn’t quite work. We are very proud of our models!

Henry Rousseau 6 December

Class 4 have been studying the artist Henry Rousseau and created their own version of the painting ‘Tiger in a Tropical storm’ also known as ‘Surprised’.

Saxon Broaches 6 December

Year 5 have each designed and made an Anglo-Saxon brooch.

Bridge Trusses 5 December

Class 6 have been designing and making bridges using trusses to strengthen their structures. Will they hold 500g and allow a toy car to run along their deck?

Sandwiches 1 December

In Class 3 we’ve been designing healthy sandwiches and creating detailed sandwich boxes.