Art and Design Leader
What the National Curriculum requires in art and design at KS1 and KS1
Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and desgners, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve the mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
- about great artists, architects and designers in history
During the spring term Year 2 decided to learn about observational drawings and chose to draw daffodils for our Easter cards. We looked at daffodils and practiced sketching the different parts of the flower, such as; petals, leaves, trumpet and stem. Afterwards we painted our sketches with water colours, as you can see they did a fantastic job!
Chinese New Year Big Draw
As part of our Chinese New Year celebrations each year group produced their own Chinese art work. Here are some pictures of Year 2 creating marbling and charcoal dragon pictures. They used milk with a little bit of red and yellow poster paint mixed with water and washing up liquid to make their amazing backgrounds, as well as using charcoal to draw the outline of their Chinese dragons. Different thickness drawing pencils were then used to add the details. It looks very messy but lots of fun! A selection of each year groups art work will soon be displayed in Holden Clough's art gallery. Keep a look out!
Year 2 Snowman landscapes
Year 2 have been experimenting with pastels to make northern light inspired backgrounds for their fantastic 'Snowman' scenes.
Christmas card competition
In November Local MP Angela Rayner set a challenge to the school children of Tameside; to design a Christmas card that she could send to her Parliamentary and Labour Party colleagues, relatives, friends and constituents. Here are some pictures of Year 2 hard at work on their designs.
More than 500 entries submitted by local school children however the competition was won by Holden Clough's very own Summer! Ms Rayner popped into Holden Clough to present Summer with a framed copy of her winning design, a special certificate and £10 gift voucher! Well Done Summer!
Year 3 had fun finding out about Mediterranean artists and creating our own Picasso works of art with a partner!
Nursery and the Hungry Caterpillar
Over the summer term Nursery have been looking at the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'and found out that caterpillars eat so much food so that they are able to turn into butterflies. They decided to make their own beautiful butterfly and chose different materials to crate a collage of colours and textures for their butterflies wings. As you can see they have done a wonderful job!
During Year 1's topic, studying common garden birds of the UK, they decided to make their own bird ornaments...out of bread! First they needed to draw around a cardboard bird template with felt tip pen. Then they carefully cut out the shape (starting with the crusts as this was the heaviest part). After that they asked a teacher to help them pierce the beard to create a hole for the string. Next they evaluated pictures of robins and bluetits to decide which colours feathers were light and which were dark colours. Finally they used poster paint mixed with PVA glue to paint on the feathers, starting with the lightest colour. We think they look fantastic and are sure you will agree!
Nursery have been investigating Monet's watercolour paintings. Together they identified the different colours used in his painting and created their own mini-masterpieces using the same colours.
Year 1 Kandinksy inspired art
During the spring term Year 1 studied the some of the work of Wassily Kandinsky. First they looked at how he used simple colours and 2D shapes to create mesmerising pictures. In order to challenge themselves when recreating this work Year 1 decided that if they used squares in their picture it must be coloured red; triangles must be blue and circles must be yellow. However to make things even trickier if two of the primary colours/shapes overlapped this part must be coloured in the secondary colour. As you can see below these pictures took a lot of concentration but look very effective!
After that they looked at how Kandinsky used simple lines and shading to create beautiful landscapes. Year 1 decided to create a landscape picture based on either a hot or cold setting (the Sahara Desert or the North Pole). First they used different thickness pencils to draw the simple landscape outlines and then used different tones of hot and cold colours to add the detail of their pictures. In order to create these beautiful landscapes the children needed to use their noticing skills to decide where they needed to use light or dark tones. We think they have done an amazing job!
Year 3 blossom and flower pictures
We know that at Holden Clough we are one big family and as part of our Easter week we wanted to promote our school value of Togetherness by spreading warm Easter wishes. Each Key Stage was given different success criteria and asked to design an Easter card to give to someone in another class. We had a brilliant time making our cards and it was really exciting receiving them too! Below are some examples of the fantastic cards we made.
LO: I can create a card for another person
- I can use at least 2 different mediums to decorate my card
- I can write a rhyming verse for the middle of my card
Year 6 (inside)
LO: I can create a card for another person
- I can choose an animal linked to Easter
- I can use a body part to print part of the image
- I can use at 2 different mediums to decorate my card
Year 1 making their Easter cards
Year 1 Autumn Leaf Collages
To create their autumn leaf collages Year 1 went outside and collected fallen leaves. They then coloured the trunks of the trees using brown crayons. After that they placed their leaves on to the card to decide where they wanted to stick them. Finally they covered their leaves in PVA glue so that they would not crumble.
Year 6 scary marbling pictures