Year 1/2 Jeannie Baker Collage

Year 1/2 have been working hard to create their Jeannie Baker collage. They are looking fantastic and beginning to show an understanding of an ecosystem and the animals and plants that live in specific environments. img_5583 img_5584 img_5585 img_5586 img_5587 img_5588 img_5589 img_5590

Foundation Dance Unit

The Foundation students have begun a new unit of work this term in PA.

They will be working on the unit of Dance and Music. The music unit will be specifically focusing on singing.

They have been having lots of fun taking part in some dance activities using props such as Scarves.

I love these photos I snapped of some of the perps dancing with the scarves. They are moving so fast the photos are almost blurry.

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Puppets from Around the Globe

Like many forms of art it is hard to date back to when they where invented or who may have been the first person or culture to use them. Puppetry and designing or creating of puppets is one of these art forms.

While the general definition of a puppet is that of an object manipulated by someone. Today puppets are widely considered to a type of  entertainments for children where as in the past we are  discovering that puppets have always held a place in entertainment for all ages.In different cultures puppets have been used to teach lessons, entertain and used to celebrate special occasions.

In art this term we will be focusing on constructing a puppet from a specific country that will work inline with our song for the school concert.

Year:

5/6A- Chinese Dragons

5/6B-Lochness Monster

5/6C- Roman Soldiers

Students job:

Have a look online or in some books at the library to see what you can find out about puppets from your chosen country. List three facts you would like to share with your class and write bring these to art next week.

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Year 3/4 Patchwork Pastel Self Portraits

An important skill that we must learn in art is Drawing. In visual arts we have had a focus on drawing each week in the year’s 3-6.

Each class begins with a five minute ‘Get Your Art Brain Ready Drawing Activity’. This is a quick drawing or sketch of an item in the students visual diaries. The drawing activity is to encourage students to focus on the art activity, calm them down on entering the art room and get their brain working in an artsy way. Students are encouraged to draw what they see, not what they know is there or what they think it there. they are encouraged to think of size, texture and angle. Some classes students are asked to not touch the item so that they have to draw it from the most challenging angle instead of moving the item so it is in an easy to draw position.

Using the visual diaries is a fantastic way to see the improvements and challenges that students have overcome and how they have pushed the boundaries when drawing a range of items.

The year 3/4 Students have focused on self portraits and using pastels to add texture to their features.

Each week we focused our drawing skills on to a feature or the face.

Week 1 was focused on positioning of the features, face shapes and how we can cut the face up to see the maths in a portrait.

The following weeks consisted on focus lessons on drawing eyes, noses, ears, mouths and hair.

The final patchwork faces are striking, fun and very well proportioned.

The year 3/4 students should be very happy with they work!

Well done.