National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study describe the development of art and design through both investigating and making, and knowledge and understanding. Our objective is to develop the use of a wide range of skills and materials. The children are introduced to many different media including paint, crayon, chalk, clay, plasticine, papier-mâché, card, fabric and natural materials.
The children explore the texture and qualities of these materials by making models, pictures and designs; they develop fine manual skills using brushes, scissors and other appropriate tools, and find pleasure working with their hands. The skills covered include sketching, painting, pattern-making, cut paper work, printing and needlework. An appreciation of the history of art is given through the styles of various artists.
Recycled Bottle Birds!
On a rainy day, Mrs Dawkins returned to school to add the amazing bottle birds made by different classes to the structure on the school field. This is a 'work-in-progress' and will continue to develop over time.
It is lovely to see so many children and adults contributing to a group installation artwork.
Possible creative ideas linked to this on-going project:
sketch the birds
write conversations between the birds
count how many birds
decide where they might go next and draw a map to show the journey
Skylark Class Artwork!
We were lucky to have Mrs Dawkins visit. She taught us about the need to recycle and how items that are normally thrown away can be used to create wonderful artwork.
We used plastic milk bottles to make birds which we added colour to using paint and PVA glue. Then, we went outside and 'flew' them! We were happy to discover that they could 'fly' quite far!
We also worked with Miss Purdue and Miss Berry to create a giant fossil-inspired mixed-media collage. Every child in class contributed to this artwork and we feel very proud of the beautiful picture we created. It is hanging in the school hall so feel free to take a look! We have been looking at the stages of fossil formation in our science lessons and it was fun to focus on dinosaurs.