Home Page

Art & Design

Our learning in autumn term 2023

For Remembrance Day, pupils created their own poppy using different types of paper.

Year 6 have been creating their own compositions, inspired by symbols from Mayan artists.

In Year 2, we have been learning how to create different marks, using a range of resources. We started by using charcoal to create different marks. We then used this in observational drawings of teddy bears. We had to include the 5 different mark-making techniques that we have focused on.

In Year 1, the pupils used their observational skills to draw pictures of objects they might see in autumn.

This term in Nursery, the pupils have been learning to use different materials to create pictures.

Our Learning in summer term.

Gade Valley Art Gallery. The whole school created wildlife art linked to various artists.

Year 1 created a tree of life using different techniques they had learnt to make them look 3D.

Year 3 used their observational skills to draw a variety of fruit.

Year 5 created Egyptian pictures.

Our Learning in the Spring term

In Year 1, the children have been learning how they can use different techniques to change the colour of a piece of material.

In Year 3, the children have been learning about European artist. They learnt how to draw like them and use their skills to create a piece of art in their sketchbooks.

In Year 5, children used collage, pointillism and water colours to create a piece of artwork linked to artists that create art from focusing on mountains and rivers.

Our Learning in the Autumn Term

In Nursery, the children have been make their own fossils in clay.

In Year 1, the children have been learning how lines can be used to create art. They created a piece of art inspired by Bridget Riley.

In Year 2, the children have been making fire collages, linked to their topic on the 'Great Fire of London.'

In Year 6, the children have been making 'Dig for Victory' posters. 

Celebration Evening 2022

Celebration of learning in the Summer Term.

Learning in Spring

In Reception, pupils have been doing observational drawings of daffodils.

Year 2 have been learning how to show pattern by weaving, in addition to decorating textiles to add colour and detail. Their ‘under the sea’ themed placemats were inspired by craftmakers from around the world.

Year 4 learnt about the work of famous artists including L.S. Lowry where they studied, copied and recreated some of his techniques.

In Year 5, during Book Week, we read Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. In art, we recreated a scene from the book using mixed media. We used paper, card, shells, tissue paper, pens, paint, crayons and pencils to create different parts of the scene.

In Year 6, the pupils have been learning about perspective. They were inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh, David Hockney and LS Lowry. The pupils created paintings in the style of these fantastic artists.

Learning in Autumn 2

In Nursery, we have been learning to create artwork using different materials.

Year 2 have been using different materials to create a picture of Fire of London.

Year 4 have been learning about autumn art. They have used shading, bending and their knowledge of hot and cold colours to create autumn leaf art.

In Year 6, the pupils created ‘Dig for Victory’ posters. This work was linked to their History learning about World War 2. 

Learning in Autumn 1

Lest We Forget. All pupils used clay to make a poppy. They shaped it and painted it using the correct colours.

In Nursery, the pupils used stencils to create a picture.

In Reception, the pupils created self-portraits.

In Year 1, the pupils made a piece of artwork in the style of Henri Matisse.

In Year 2, the pupils learnt about the primary and secondary colours. They enjoyed drawing self-portraits.

In Year 3, the pupils made mosaic insects.

In Year 4, the pupils made Chinese scroll paintings.

In Year 5, the pupils created papyrus paper using overlapping to create texture and an ancient effect.

2020-21 Our Learning Journey

Summer term - Art and Design at Gade Valley

Autumn term 2020: Art & Design at Gade Valley