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.
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.
Bridges – Testing Beams
Year 6 have begun their exciting project of creating a bridge. During this lesson, they tested the strength and effectiveness of different shaped beams using card and small weights.
On Shrove Tuesday, Class 1 enjoyed decorating a pancake to look like a bear face!
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.
Class 1 were inspired by astronaut Tim Peake's photography. We created our own space background and dressed up as astronauts to take selfies.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Class one made owl toast by carefully spreading chocolate spread onto toast and chopping up fruit to make an owl face. They were delicious!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!