Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. At Marsden Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. The use of Kapow Primary’s Art and design scheme of work will provide children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Nursery enjoyed learning all about Diwali, the festival of light. We made our own diya lamps from clay and painted them.
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The children showed off their artistic skills before half term by taking part in our yearly art gallery. Every child completed a 2-d and 3-d piece of art.
A fantastic opportunity to share the skills the children have been developing with their family.
The EYFS children enjoyed participating in a variety of different coronation themed activities yesterday. Dressed in red white and blue we made crowns, had a tea party, created decorations and many more.
Mrs Walton even had the opportunity to make cakes with the Nursery children which were the highlight of the day.
EYFS are always eager to learn new information about the world, especially if it involves a celebration! Last week, we talked all about the Hindu festival Holi which is also called the “Festival of Colour”.
Traditionally, people throw coloured powder at each other however we decided to use a clever piece of technology called Sphero to help us spread colour. First, we squirted different coloured paint on a large white sheet. Then we made Sphero move by controlling a blue spot on the app.
We loved our final Holi masterpiece!
As part of their topic on sculpture, Y4 recycled old plastic bottles to make maracas. They looked at West African instrument designs to inspire their own decorations on the maracas.
Today Year 3 Had a brilliant Stone Age Day. The children all looked fantastic and we had lots of fun. We started our day by crawling through a cave and sitting around a campfire in the classroom.
We then became archaeologists and found some fantastic fossils hidden in the soil. Next we created charcoal cave drawings under the desks as if we were lying in our very own cave.
This afternoon we made Stone Age biscuits and fruit stew and can’t wait to try them!
Finally we hunted for food, some of us even caught a rabbit!
This week in Reception we have been discussing the end of winter and how the weather changes as we move into Spring. We mixed PVA glue and shaving foam together to make the snowman’s melted body and added his buttons, hat and carrot nose. It was a super fun activity and reception thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
This half term Year 3 are exploring Prehistoric Art. The children have loved the topic especially using different materials. We have sketched animals, created charcoal drawings and this week we have been making our own cave. We have even made our own paint!
Well Done Year 3.
Glitter, glitter everywhere! The children have had a fabulous Christmas Craft Day getting artistic.
Here is a selection of photographs of all the creativity!