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  • Elf Owls 1851
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  • Masked Owls 1848
  • Indian Owls 1915


Summer 2 - Animal Drawings and Paintings


As part of our Brazil Topic we have been studying different animals that live there. We spent some time looking at images before sketching them both in black and white and using colour.


We then had a very special afternoon where we were allowed to paint them on our classroom windows, to help make it feel like a Brazilian rainforest! It took a lot of skill and was very fun.





Summer 1 - Paper Sculptures


This half term we have been making paper sculptures to link in with our science topic of materials. We had to use paper to make different shapes and textures for effect. Here are the finished results.



Spring 2 - Production Props


This half term we have spent our afternoons preparing for our school play - Jack and the Beanstalk. Part of this involved helping make some of the props and costumes...



Making Headbands for our dance

Spring 1 - Sketching

This half term we looked at lots of different sketching techniques.



We also used our maths knowledge to create a tally chart of our favourite techniques. What's your favourite one?


We then used these to draw some self portraits over a few lessons. Can you guess who these are?





Autumn 2 - Collage


This term we are looking at the artistic skill of collage. This means over lapping different types of paper.

We started by investigating the different effects that different types of paper produce and evaluating which ones we liked best and why.

We looked at: sugar paper, tissue paper, plain paper, card, baking paper and foil.






This links in with our science learning - click here for more on materials...


We then also linked in our topic learning to create collages of Queen Victoria. We used tones of black and white to mimic the black and white photographs of the era.






WW1 Centenary 2018 - Poppies


As part of our learning about WW1 we looked at poppies. We used 4 different art mediums to create our own pictures. We had to use; sketching pencils, colouring pencils, felt tips and paint.

We chose either 4 individual poppies or one large one split in to 4 and had to investigate what effect each medium had, how it could be used, and how you could blend colours and create tones.


Here are some of the finished results...


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Autumn 1 - William Morris

This half term we are looking at the work of William Morris, a Victorian artist and printer.


We have been studying his work and learning how to create repeating patterns, ready so that later this half term we can create our own prints in his style.


First we learnt how to continue repeating patterns...




Then we made prints using sheets of foam, by drawing on our our design...



Finally we used roller to apply paint and printed our design 4 times to create a repeat...




Here are some of our finished prints...



Roald Dahl Day - 13th September 2018

We started the year by looking at the art of Quentin Blake - the illustrator and artist behind many of the drawings in Roald Dahl stories. He used lots of straight lines to create fun drawings of the characters. We had a go at drawing Willy Wonka by following a draw along with Quentin Blake himself!




Here's some of our finished results...