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The Reception children have been exploring texture when making moons during our space topic.
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Year 4 have started our new art topic looking at pointillism and the works of Georges Seurat. We have had a go at the technique using cotton buds to make dots. These dots together make a picture.
Nursery children are introduced to a variety of skills and techniques within their art work.. So far these have been observational paintings, collage work, printing, different pain techniques and sculpture.
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Reception children build on the skills and techniques they have learnt in Nursery as well as experiencing new ones. They have learnt to design before making using reclaimed materials and modelling with salt dough.
Year 1 children drew observational pictures of trains based on their History topic. They then painted their pictures. A variety of collage materials were used to create Frozen scenes linked to their Geography topic.
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Year 2 children designed their own printing blocks by making indentations and relief patterns. These blocks were combined and used to print a length of cloth to make an Indian sari. Aboriginal pictures were studied before children created their own art work using colours they had mixed themselves.
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Year 3 children explored the use of crayons and different marks that can be created with them. These marks then helped the children create cave paintings that had been studied in their History topic.
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Year 4 children studied an art technique called "Pointillism". They looked at artists work before creating their own paintings based on buildings such as the Eiffel Tower and the Transporter Bridge.

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Year 5 children used their History topic to study hieroglyphics to make bricks thinking about which symbols and pictures to use.  Pastels were used to explore and practise different techniques to be used in a final picture depicting disasters. Year 5 also worked on mixing colours to create dark and light shades to help with painting volcanoes.
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Year 6 children looked at mannequins to help them draw bodies to the right proportions. They could see the joints and where this could help movement in their pictures. They then designed war time posters linked to their pictures. They then designed war time posters linked to their History topics.
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Key Stage 2 Base children explored a variety of collage materials to create their favourite Disney character. Clay pots were also made. The children manipulated the clay with their fingers and then decorated by painting.
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