Category Archives: Art

Collage fun in Year 3

After designing their own hero, Year 3 have been busy in creating collages. Everyone has been working hard to recreate their designs using a range of media.

It has been great to see children working together to help each other solve problems and achieve the desired effect. Keep an eye out for the finished pieces

Moon art in Year 5

Year 5 have learnt all about shading and smudging and have been using this technique to create shapes and shadows that can be seen on the moon’s surface. We have used our knowledge of the moon’s craters to make these images. First, we used a viewfinder to choose a section of the moon’s surface. Then we shaded with chalk and smudged with our fingertips to create different effects.

Andy Goldsworthy

This week, the children have learnt about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. They found out that he makes sculptures using natural resources such as leaves, stones, rocks and ice. The children collected different materials and had a go at creating artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
Here are some photos of their fabulous work:

The fall of Icarus in Year 3

This week on art, Year 3 have been exploring the work of Henri Émile Benoît Matisse  31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954). He was a French artist, known for his use of bright colours.














After reading the Ancient Greek myth Icarus and Daedalus, Year 3 interpreted the events of the myth in their own collages in the style of Matisse’s original print. -The Fall of Icarus. The collages were not as easy as Year 3 initially thought. It took a lot of patience, perseverance and collaboration to achieve the end results.


Batik in Year 5

During Intofaith week, Year 5 studied Sikhism. As part of this, w e looked at the importance of the Sikh symbol , the Khanda.

We designed our own batik using this symbol and designs commonly found in the art in gurdwaras.

First, we drew our design and then piped on a mixture of toothpate and hand lotion to cover the lines. This would act as a resistor when adding the paint.

Parents joined us for the second stage when we painted our designs.  When the paint dries, we wil wash off the toothpaste mixture to reveal the finished batik. Keep reading our blog to see the finished product.


Year 5 – Art

This term year 5 are learning all about animal adaptations as part of science. They have learnt that an adaptation is a special skill which helps an animal to survive and do everything it needs to do. Adaptations could be physical changes to the animals body or behavioural changes in how an individual animal or a society do things in their daily lives.

They have created some beautiful drawings of bugs and labelled the different parts for our class display.


Charcoal Sketches in Y3

This week Year 3 have been developing their knowledge of great artists by exploring the still life work of Wilhelm Kalf, Georges Braque and Pieter Claesz .

With each still life image, Year 3 used a range of questions to structure their discussions.

  • Why do you think the artist made it?
  • What can you see in the picture?
  • Which colours are used?
  • When do you think it was made?
  • How does the image make you feel?

With a final question of which image would you choose to have at home and why?

Year 3 then worked with charcoal in their sketch books to create still life sketches of peppers.

Have a look at some of the end results.