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24/05/22

In Elmer we have been thinking about sustainability and have been doing some ‘plastic free’ planting. https://t.co/XdldAya52S

24/05/22

Dahl class having such fun on the common on a nature walk for and , enjoying the nature all around us is good for us! https://t.co/Ucgu9AdTOW

23/05/22

To celebrate susfest, year 4 have created persuasive posters to encourage local people to reduce, reuse, recycle https://t.co/dWwviFw6Rq

23/05/22

Super start to our Sustainability festival 2022 week with lots of fascinating articles in Aquila to explore: from ancient eco warriors history to plant power science. https://t.co/OWb1PGamoO

23/05/22

Watch out HA Team Potter are about checking if lights have been left on! We are recording our data in a table and are going to present our data in a bar graph to Mrs Johnston! https://t.co/lmGdmVw6JD

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/Hw0J5KGveK

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/1kffhg5izD

20/05/22

Some of our incredible year six artists’ multi-media, layered portraits of the Queen. https://t.co/eHecgNgcmB

20/05/22

A few examples of year six Team Tolkien’s Queen-inspired poetry https://t.co/ozpMvzTKHP

20/05/22

Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired poems. https://t.co/epf0ypDDZ5

20/05/22

Wonderful Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired poems. https://t.co/l8o9OclrMx

20/05/22

Amazing year six Team Shakespeare poets writing and performing Jubilee poems to reflect their historical learning about the Queen this half term. https://t.co/l7RyBSASHA

20/05/22

Year six Team Tolkien poets creating and performing their Queen-inspired raps. https://t.co/4s3HMYXfhR

20/05/22

Amazing year six Team Shakespeare poets writing and performing Jubilee poems to reflect their historical learning about the Queen this half term. https://t.co/SJWwE4AjxH

19/05/22

Year 3 & 4 had a lovely walk this afternoon to Oval for our educating hearts and minds project. We all enjoy the beautiful sunshine and surroundings. https://t.co/EP9svdB3x5

19/05/22

Potter Class had a fantastic time walking to The Oval this afternoon. What great weather for it! https://t.co/bypAsAbKWc

19/05/22

Year six track events - 100m sprint https://t.co/ud1Rkb2m9V

19/05/22

Year six practising their rounders skills and tactics on a gorgeous sunny day https://t.co/Wz0vNvu7rU

18/05/22

Dahl class have worked really hard on our home learning these past 2 weeks and have created presentations all about rocks, well done! https://t.co/2XQnYg9z7Y

16/05/22

Team Tolkien were treated to a short play, in the afternoon sunshine, on the much awaited new play equipment! We had beaming smiles all-round! https://t.co/FrsXJIZbGj

16/05/22

Year 3 have been inspired by their text War and Peas to design imaginary kingdoms that will inspire our writing. This lesson comes with a warning: it might make your stomach grumble! https://t.co/me12o2QXXw

13/05/22

Year six team Shakespeare artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/TVZYVTOFp5

13/05/22

Year six team Shakespeare artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/A8duckwgsI

13/05/22

Year 4 working on our overarm throws in PE https://t.co/ZZhW29sRuA

13/05/22

Year six team Tolkien artists designing and creating crowns as part of our jubilee learning. What better way to spend the day after sats than using glitter! https://t.co/K8RUn7XNQP

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/KNsCXETRSe

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/PTZGaTlK4c

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/JfiEzUQKmh

12/05/22

Post SATs picnic party in the park! https://t.co/crKMu2myr7

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/OLVLXCWWK0

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/32CQPZCw22

12/05/22

Final year six SATs breakfast party and possibly the best: waffles! Much excitement for maths reasoning three then party in the park! https://t.co/3h6UFl4TMA

11/05/22

Super pre-SATs cross country this morning https://t.co/beTV7y3d60

11/05/22

Dahl class computer scientists have worked hard today on creating their own blogs https://t.co/GXGqvsR6jR

11/05/22

In maths today Dahl class have enjoyed using concrete resources (clocks) to create angles and measuring them using our protractors https://t.co/re9XWO18wK

11/05/22

Super pre-SATs cross country this morning https://t.co/fHUMiDkhSg

11/05/22

Year six Team Shakespeare historians exploring an art gallery of different representations of the Queen and answering the question: who is the real Queen? https://t.co/ln96bOdO45

11/05/22

Year Six day three SATs breakfast party: croissants! All very excited for double maths this morning! https://t.co/q0mzITxvFn

11/05/22

Year Six day three SATs breakfast party: croissants! All very excited for double maths this morning! https://t.co/IME0bhxry7

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Art and Design

Purpose and Aims

Purpose

For pupils to be engaged, inspired and challenged, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Aims

  • To develop ideas from starting points of sketching, pattern, texture, shading and exploring/ developing their original ideas
  • To master techniques in painting, collage, sculpture, print, textiles and digital media
  • To take inspiration from great artists, classical and modern as well as nationally and international

Provision

Our curriculum is categorised in 2 ways

  • Breadth - which gives pupils experiences of a range of artists, craft makers and artistic movements both classical and modern.
  • Depth - which helps pupils to think and act like historians

Whilst coverage is our goal for the “breadth” element, repetition and increasing the understanding is our goal for the “depth” element.

Our curriculum drivers shape our approach to teaching art and design so that every opportunity is taken to relate art and design to the needs of our pupils. Art and design is studied throughout each academic year and across each key stage so that pupils can gain a growing developmental understanding of the matters, skills and processes in our curriculum. Coherent contexts for learning engage and involve pupil.

Progression and Assessment

Our progression has 3 key objectives which mirror the 3 aims of the subject. We set out our expectations around Chris Quigley Essentials “mile stones” approach. Each milestone has a set of indicators that re repeated throughout 3 cognitive domains: Basic (We call it Paddling), Advancing (we call in snorkelling) and Deep (we call it diving). It is expected that the vast majority of pupils will have an advancing understanding by the end of the milestone and some will have a deep understanding.

Assessment and reporting

We will assess the pupil’s depth of understanding each term and use this to forecast as to whether pupils are on track to meet our curriculum expectations for the end of the milestone.

Monitoring, evaluation and improvement

The role of the leader in monitoring pupil’s outcomes is to audit teacher’s judgements. This is done collectively in staff meetings and then collated by the leader. The leader then works collectively with the teachers to examine the strengths of the provision along with the areas for development for the provision. The leaders then create an action plan to improve achievement. The leader keeps track of the improvements they have secured over time to understand how effect the provision is.

Year 5, Dahl Class, Gargoyle Art

Year 6 Art Topic Rich & Poor - William Morris inspired watercolours

One of the downsides of Lockdown is we don't have any parents or visitors in school to appreciate the beautiful art work on display in school.

All of last term Mrs Davies and Mrs Duncan (lovingly known as Dave and Dunc during art lessons with the children), guided and inspired the children with the wonderful art work of William Morris. The children worked with such resilience, passion and desire to create their pieces of art work - we both truly amazing by their level of application. The results are terrific and worth sharing with you all.

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Year 1 Elmer Class, Titanic paintings

Elmer were specialist artists using their skills to recreate a painting of the Titanic. Excellent use of tints and shades Year 1!

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Year 5 Dahl Class, Clay Diva lamps

In Dahl class, we have made Diva lamps out of clay to celebrate Diwali. We rolled the clay into a ball, used a glue stick to make the bowl shape for the candle and then added decorations.

Diva Lamps

Year 4/5 Dr Seuss & Year 5 Dahl Class, Abstract Ordinance Survey Maps

We created abstract ordinance survey maps that linked to our topic ‘No Place Like Home’ where we researched our local area. We developed upon skills from the beginning of the term when looking at an artist called Chidi Okoye to create the overall effect

Ordnance Survey

Year 1 Elmer Class, Colour mixing

Elmer were learning about colour mixing in their art lesson, an essential skill in order to enhance their understanding and develop their progression throughout their artistic journey.

Elmer painitng

Year 3 Potter Class, Watercolour techniques

Amazing artists in Potter class! They were excited about Christmas and were experimenting with the different watercolour wash techniques ready for their Christmas card designs. They also used watercolour to create Charlie Mackesy inspired art.

Watercolour technique

Year 6 Shakespeare Class, Watercolour techniques

Year 6 were getting excited about Christmas in art! They were using a recent study of William Morris designs to produce inspired drafts of festive foliage for this year’s Christmas cards. They incorporated: symmetry, 90 degree rotations, half and repeat patterns.

William morris

Stone Age Drawings, Year 3

Great team work in Year 3 Potter class this week as we invented ideas for a new adventure story! We have been savage stone age artists too experimenting with oil pastels and charcoal to create our stone age shapes.

Stoneage

Year 4/5 Dr Seuss Class, Chidi Okoye inspired paintings

Dr Seuss impressed us this week with their amazing art work based on pieces by Chidi Okoye. What a talented bunch!

Chidi okoye

Mandala Patterns, Year 5 Dahl Class

What a relaxing afternoon Year 5 created their own Mandala patterns.

Some stunning outcomes!

“The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is circle. Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. The circular    designs symbolizes the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected. The mandala also represents spiritual journey within the individual viewer. “

Mandela

UK Landmarks, Year 3/4 Kerr Class

Welcome back Kerr Class! I hope that you have all had a restful and wonderful summer break. Kerr Class have settled into the new academic year brilliantly and we’ve already been working hard and getting used to our routines. The children have demonstrated their artistic skills this week by drawing and sketching different UK landmarks to coincide with our topic for this term: ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, they have also shown resilience and positivity during our maths sessions for problem solving. It has been lovely to see them supporting each other and challenging themselves. In English they have already completed their Cold Task and have really impressed me with the pride they have taken in the presentation of their work, as well as using some imaginative adjectives. It has been a fantastic first week back and I am really looking forward to this year! 

Uk landmarks

Mondrian Inspiration, Year 1/2 Elmer Class

Elmer class have had a fantastic first few days, settling into their new classroom and getting to know new friends. The children have been busy being artists and looking at the work of Mondrian. They focused on his use of primary colours and simple 2D shapes and used mixed media to create our own versions of his paintings. They particularly enjoyed using a ruler to create their own shapes and patterns.

Mondirian

Hundertwasser Inspiration, Year 2

Children learnt about the Artist, 'Hundertwasser,' and looked at how he was inspired by art. We looked at his art work called Poppies. We spoke about the importance of the poppy symbol.

Hundertwasser

Year 6 School Trip to the V&A Museum

Yesterday Year 6 had an AMAZING day at the V&A to visit the Frida Kahlo  exhibition and learn about the inspiring resilience she showed throughout her life and to explore the ‘Future Starts Here’ science and technology of the future exhibit. The children (and adults!) were incredibly engaged, curious and playful and behaved beautifully throughout. Lots of deep moral and ethical issues to reflect on from exhibits over the coming weeks in class. It was lovely to see the children so happy at lunchtime playing in the paddling pool and putting into practise some of our mental health awareness learning: yoga, fresh air and cold water in one to encourage positive mental health! So proud of each and every child and so grateful for our wonderful trip.

V&A

Aboriginal Artwork

Aboriginal artwork in Year 2 for Going Global Week

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Book Art

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Carnival Costume Making

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Dulwich Art Gallery

Fish Mobiles

Fish hanging mobiles Year 5

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Art Atrium

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Harpenden Schools Art Competition

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Inspiration from Banksy

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Mural

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Painting

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Paper cakes Year 6

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Paul Klee

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Photography

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Rainforest Art

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Snow Day in Reception

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Textiles

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Year 1 Rangoli Patterns

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Year 5 Masks

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Beast of the East

On Wednesday, 27 February 2018, Year 6 braved the ‘Beast of the East’ and travelled (via several trains and tubes!) to Dulwich Art Gallery for a wonderful David Milne art workshop and tour of the art gallery. The trip links to our North America topic as the artist was   Canadian and painted American and Canadian landscapes. The children were so engaged in both sessions and we learnt lots about perspective, complementary  colours, dazzle spots and more!


We were all very proud of our growth mindset in finding alternative travel routes due to broken down trains and snow-related cancellations.


We will be setting up an exhibition for you to view our art work later this term so watch this space!

Beastfromtheeast

 

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