Art & Design

Art techniques and skills are taught progressively across year groups in order for pupils to build on the skills they have learnt. In doing so they develop a more rigorous understanding of art, artists and how art has contributed to history and culture.

Pupils are taught drawing, painting and sculpture skills alongside colour, pattern, texture, line, shape and form where their work is recorded in a sketchbook.

At Rowlatts Mead Primary, pupils have had the pleasure of working alongside and observing our Artist in Residence, Colin Slater.  Colin has painted and developed a number of learning areas and corridors throughout the school to develop pupil’s awareness and understanding, such as Influential people through history, Once upon a time, Ancient Rome, The Remembrance Wall and our exciting new area Under the sea which links in with De Montfort University’s sustainability project.

Further to this, enrichment activities take place throughout the year which involve Diwali, Eid, Easter, Vaisakhi and Christmas design competitions.

 

FsAll About MeCelebrations Growth and Change  
 Self Portrait

(Drawing)

Fire Work Pictures

(paint on ICT)

Artist study –Andy Goldsworthy

(collage using natural materials outside)

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Year 1Leicester is the best place to live?What are the four Seasons?What is growing in our garden?How do we know dinosaurs existed?Are all animals the same?
 Drawing Leicester landmarks

(drawing)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

Artist Study –Van Gogh

(Recreate Starry Night using oils and pastels)

Sculpture of flowers

(Sculpture)

 

Painting dinosaurs

(Painting)

Collage animals using different materials

(Collage)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Year 2What makes our planet extraordinary? Who were the Victorians?How do we know about the Great Fire of London?Why is the sun so important?Under the Sea
 Self Portrait

(Drawing)

Collage Queen Victoria

(collage)

Artist Study –Piet Mondrian

Tudor House and Colour in theme of composition C 1935

(Drawing)

Clay flower pots

(Sculpture)

 

Colour mixing to paint flower pot

(Painting)

Creating the pictures of the ocean.

(Painting and collage)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

 

Year 3What makes Britain beautiful?Stone AgeExtreme EarthRomans
 Artist study –David Hockney

(mixed media landscape)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Cave paintings

(painting)

Volcano

(sculpture)

Roman mosaics

(collage)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Year 4Industrial revolution

 

South America

(Amazon Rainforest)

ChocolateAncient Egypt
 Landscape in the theme of L.S Lowrey Using charcoal, pastels, chalk and oils

(drawing)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Artist Study –Nixiwaka Yawanawa

Painting Amazon rainforest animals in the theme of Nixiwaka Yawanawa

(painting)

 Design and create packaging

(drawing)

 

Clay Canopic jar heads

(sculpture)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Year 5Vikings SpaceGolden Age of IslamGarbage guts
 Clay Dragon Eyes

(sculpture)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Galaxy mixed media

(drawing/mixed media)

 

Islamic tile

(collage)

Artist Study –Michelle Reader

(junk modelling)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Year 6Evolution William Is there any justice in the world

Titanic

WW2Shakespeare
 Human heart

(Sketching)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

Titanic Perspective

(drawing/mixed media)

Artist Study – Claude Monet

(water colour poppies)

Theatre masks

(sculpture)

 

Self Portrait

(Drawing)

 

 

IMPACT

In Art Year 6 have been learning about perspective, teaching the pupils to give a three dimensional feeling to a flat image. This has allowed the pupils to create the most incredible paintings of the Titanic.

Year 2 have been experimenting with colours to create shades by merging and mixing to create an under the sea background for their art. They then layered different media to complete their final piece.

In Year 4 pupils have been looking at the artist Nixiwaka Yawanawa. They painted in the theme of Nixiwaka Yawanawa and created pictures of animals in the Amazon rainforest.

Subject Leader/s

Miss A Barratt

Impact

Art and Design

In Art Year 6 have been learning about perspective, teaching the pupils to give a three dimensional feeling to a flat image. This has allowed the pupils to create the most incredible paintings of the Titanic.

Year 2 have been experimenting with colours to create shades by merging and mixing to create an African inspired sunset for their art. They then layered effects for the final piece by using stencils to create silhouettes.

In Year 3 pupils have experimented with collage.  They layered pieces of tissue paper to create a background as an aid to enhance the clarity when the pupils painted their chosen Italian landmark on top.

 

 

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