28 02, 2020

Reception feeling Egg-cited!

2020-02-28T15:24:11+01:00February 28th, 2020|Art, Pre-Prep|

There was great excitement this week with the start of the incubation of chicken eggs in the two Reception classes.We are fortunate that Mr and Mrs Rutterford, whose farm we visited recently, kindly provided the eggs and also a home for the chicks to return to when they hatch.The children were fascinated to learn about [...]

31 01, 2020

Chinese banquet for Reception

2020-01-31T13:29:15+01:00January 31st, 2020|Art, Drama, Pre-Prep|

The reception classes have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. They have been learning about China both nowadays and in the past. They were fascinated looking at photographs of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army and loved the idea of a bullet train that went so very fast. They sorted numbers [...]

17 01, 2020

Impressionist Impressions!

2020-01-17T14:33:01+01:00January 17th, 2020|Art, Prep|

In Art our Year 6 pupils have now started investigating the artwork of the Impressionists, in particular Claude Monet. We have explored the beautiful painting 'Impression, Sunrise' and teamed up to create our own impressions of this important work. Year 6 proved to be great team players working creatively to 'capture the moment'. "I was [...]

8 11, 2019

ISA Art competition winners!

2019-11-08T15:13:40+01:00November 8th, 2019|Art, Prep|

Congratulations to all pupils who had work entered into the ISA Art Competition. All those that entered will be awarded a Participation Certificate. Further special congratulations goes to; Isobel W, Y4, for winning 1st Prize in the ART 2D Individual category, (Key Stage 2a) Freddy E, Y6, for securing 2nd Prize in the 2D [...]

8 11, 2019

Visualising natural forms in Art

2019-11-08T13:31:34+01:00November 8th, 2019|Art, Prep|

Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their Art Visualiser Demonstration. Head of Art, Mr Edwards used the visualiser to show and talk through the Year 4's 'Natural Forms Project' before the pupils embarked on completing the work on their Conker Sculptures. The new visualiser is being used within Art lessons to indicate how to perform particular [...]

18 10, 2019

Creative Sparks!

2019-10-18T13:17:28+01:00October 18th, 2019|Art, Pre-Prep, Prep|

Head of Prep, Mr Crossley, Head of Art, Mr Edwards and staff from Circus Ferrel took much pleasure in judging the Summer Art and Photography competitions, and would like to thank all those who took part for submitting such fabulous entries. The winners in the various categories are as follows: Art competition  - Circus [...]

31 01, 2019

Exploring Interests and Strengths Through The Arts

2019-02-25T11:03:21+01:00January 31st, 2019|Art, Early Years, Pre-Prep, Prep|

It has been a creative week throughout the School, from Toddlers through to our senior pupils. Our Head of Art, Mr Nigel Edwards highlights the importance of the Arts in School life: "From Art, Music, Drama and Dance, the Arts play an important role in the 21st Century education at the School. Each one [...]

4 05, 2018

Artist delights Year 4 pupils in ceramic workshop

2018-05-04T10:16:58+01:00May 4th, 2018|Art, Prep|

As part of the Art curriculum, Ceramic artist Lisa Barker visited the School and worked with all of Year 4 to produce beautifully glazed ceramic Hares. To start of this special workshop, which links in well with our recent GoGoHares project, Mrs Barker explained everything involved with clay and glazing. Year 4 demonstrated very [...]

19 01, 2018

Good hare day

2018-01-19T11:25:50+01:00January 19th, 2018|Art, Prep|

The Art Department is now in full GOGOHARES mode. All groups are working on projects inspired by this magical creature. Hares have long been a source of inspiration for artists all around the world. One of the oldest sculptures of a hare which you could encounter as you follow the [...]

14 12, 2017

Pop Art makeover for Growth Mindset characters

2017-12-14T10:29:25+01:00December 14th, 2017|Art, Prep|

  Pupils in Years 5 and 6 created colourful, bright and bold designs based upon the Pop Art style and the screen prints of Andy Warhol. Their brief was to transform the Independent Learner characters into new Lego-figure-style designs. Working collaboratively, the pupils demonstrated good listening skills and made informed decisions about material choice, colour [...]