Today, year 5/6 had the fantastic experience of painting a African mask, based on the dan tribe from the Ivory Coast. The mask can be worn as a helmet or crest. We used a dowel tool to create the dot work. We chose our colours carefully, considering their spiritual significance. White represents spirit, red represents […]
The month of march saw a very exciting dance competition at school as the children from year six: donned outfits; created personas and danced the morning away in true strictly fashion. Watched by families, the children did their best impressions of professional dancers and as a result of many hours of training managed to put […]
This term in art, year 3 and 4 have been learning about painting skills. First, we learned how to create secondary and tertiary colours from primary colours. Then, we looked at warm and cold colours. Finally, we investigated how colours opposite one another on the colour wheel are complimentary.
Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]
This term, we have been learning about nature in art. Today, we learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and how he created sculptures from natural materials. We even went outside and had a go ourselves! Take a look at our photos.
Throughout World Cup Week we have all been practising a specially written song, Go for Goal! We performed it as a whole school in our celebration assembly on Friday. We sounded pretty amazing. Take a look …
The children have deepened their knowledge and understanding of the process and technique of wet felting. Now they have enhanced their work, using the technique of needle felting, to add detail and pattern.
The children in the Foundation Stage have enjoyed sharing and exploring the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’, by Julia Donaldson. They have used this story for inspiration, as they produce beautiful water colour paintings.
The staff have been involved and concentrating as they attempt to master the art and skill of wet felting. They persevered and were very determined to achieve a visual and textural piece of art, in just one hour!
As part of the year 6 topic this term, we have been creating our very own silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes, with an art focus of refining our drawing skills. Check out just some of the impressive results below!
This week in Year 1, we have been focusing on mixing primary shades and tones. We started with our observational drawings of the Taj Mahal; we looked at lots of different pictures from different angles. Then we moved on to shading the background with watercolours using different tones. We even linked our writing to this […]