Tate Modern visit

A great experience had by all from year 2 up to year 6, exploring the work of El Anatsui in the turbine hall. It was also lovely to hear children’s responses to the various pieces they explored across the gallery.

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Year 5 visit the Tate Modern

We had a fantastic morning at the Tate Modern on Bankside today. We were blown away by El Anatsui’s extraordinary installation Behind the Red Moon in the Turbine Hall – as much by its scale as its imagination and artistry. We discovered that 100 years of labour went in to preparing the piece (a team […]

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Art & design across the school

Popping into art lessons this week, I was very impressed with the children’s artistic vocabulary. I heard children in y2 talking about stippling (having studied the work of illustrator Beth Krommes), y3 students discussing texture and form while working with paint and flour and y6 pupils evaluating abstract art, including work by Frida Kahlo. Their […]

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Art in Ks1

Year 1 and 2 have been very busy this half term, learning lots of new skills. Year 1 have been looking at the artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Using inspiration from her artwork and models Year 1 have been practising their mark making- like stippling. Being inspired by The Big Fish- a 3D sculpture by John Kindness […]

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Art in Reception

We have been using our crafting skills to make pirate telescopes. We have also designed our own pirate flags and refined our line drawing techniques by following step by step instructions. Work in progress…

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Art round up

After a very busy art half term we’ve now got some incredible final projects! Year 3 Inspired by sculptor Louise Bourgeois, year 3 have created their very own wire and fabric insect sculptures! We used a technique called binding to attach our fabric together and connect the wings. Can you workout which is the dragonfly, […]

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Art through ks2

We’ve hit the half way point of the half term and our artists have been very busy! YEAR 3 We have been learning about relief sculptures and pargeting which is creating art in plaster. Fun fact: the Romans used this technique! We also painted our relief sculptures and when we did this we had to […]

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