Year 1 are learning to print this half term. They kick started their learning with using every day objects like bubble wrap, cotton reels, sponges, string, bottle tops, cardboard, matchsticks and straws to print with. They used bright, bold colours to make a print.
The children looked carefully at their faces in a mirror and drew their self portrait . They looked at the features of their faces and tried very hard to include any small details. Next they had to draw their portrait into printing ink to create a monoprint. They had to remember to work quickly but carefully so that the ink didn't dry out.
Year 2 have been learning about superheroes. They created their own superhero and thought about what he or she would look like. They had to think about what they would wear and what special powers they would have. From their drawings of their superheroes they had to design and create a superhero logo/badge that they could wear as part of their superhero costume. The children had lots of opportunities to test out their ideas before finally settling on their final design.
Next they had to transfer this design on to felt by drawing it very carefully and then cut out the relevant shapes and pin them together ready for them to start sewing!
Stone Henge silhouettes
Year 3 created a moonlit background using cool tones of blue. They painted in a circular direction and each time they had to add a little more blue paint to create different tones of blue. Next, they made Stone Henge using black paper. They were able to tear and cut the black paper to size and shape to create the stone slabs.
More abstract compositions
Year 5 have continued to learn about abstract art through the work of local artist, David Hockney. They looked at a piece of his work called 'The Other Side'. The children noticed the use of irregular shapes in his work, his bold use of colour and also how he uses line in lots of different ways to add texture to his paintings. Here are some of the children's compositions using irregular shapes, colour and line.
Children from nursery to year 6 have been busy making poppies. Every child will be represented by a poppy as part of a whole school display in the main hall to mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.