Clockwork illustrations - Year 5

Within their English lessons this term, Year 5 have been describing the characters Karl and Fritz from the book ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. To support their writing, pupils have been using these descriptions to inspire drawings of the characters in their Art lessons.

As a class, we looked…

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Art club. Cupcakes. Drawing. Music.

This week, Art Club have been drawing cupcakes with colour pencils. Pupils had real cupcakes and photos to draw from and use as inspiration. They concentrated on creating form, using different tones and the layering of colours (no black). We had some relaxing music in the background - a lovely way…

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Year 5 Art Workshop - Creative Folkestone

Thank you Creative Folkestone, for running an Art workshop for a group of Year 5 pupils this week.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to work with two local artists, Tania and Nicole, who planned and delivered a project that involved the creation of stories through stamp making,…

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5JS - Observational drawing of skulls

This week, it was 5JS's turn to create ‘moody’ drawings using dramatic lighting and tone. We explored Chiaroscuro (kee·aa·ruh·skyuor·row), an Italian term which means light and dark and refers to the high contrast light/dark style used in Renaissance painting.

After some warmup exercises…

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Year 5 - observational drawings of skulls

This week, Mrs Alison’s class were creating ‘moody’ drawings using dramatic lighting and tone. We explored Chiaroscuro (kee·aa·ruh·skyuor·row), an Italian term which means light and dark and refers to the high contrast light/dark style used in Renaissance painting.

After a warmup exercise…

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Greek Gods and Goddesses - Year 5

Within Art this term, Year 5 pupils designed and created mixed media artworks depicting powerful Greek Gods and Goddesses. As a class, we started the project by discussing the work of illustrator Jeffery Alan Love and Ancient Greek pottery and sculpture depicting the Gods. Pupils then drew their…

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Doodling and Popcorn - Art club

The last Art Club of the term! Doodling and popcorn. We chilled out, chatted and doodled together on a long roll of paper with sharpies. Calming, good for the soul and the kids’ well-being!

Please see the gallery below:

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Year 5 - Grendel's severed head!

This term, Year 5 have been studying the story of Beowulf within their English lessons. As part of their writing, they described the characters of the story including the monster Grendel. Drawing upon their descriptions of the monster, pupils designed and constructed Grendel’s severed head from…

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Year 5 - hot and cold collage

Despite much disruption due to covid absences of pupils and staff last term, Year 5 have been able to conclude their collage project this week.

Using inspiration from ‘Explore’, their class reading book, pupils have created collages using both hot and cold colours. Like artists Henry Matisse…

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Year 5 Celebration

A celebration of work from  four amazing children in 5HA. They took it upon themselves to create these pieces at home and then brought them in to share, so I thought I would share them with you.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as we did. Well done all of you.


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Newton's colour wheel - art and science

This week, Year 5 have been learning about the artist’s colour wheel.

The modern colour-wheel is based on Sir Isaac Newton’s experimentation with light. While Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, he experimented by shining white light (daylight) through a glass prism, splitting it…

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Year 5 Christmas Community Wishes

We have had the most wonderful morning delivering Christmas wishes around the village. The children decided that they would like to make season greeting cards and deliver them to random houses and local stores ; We hope that you were one of the lucky recipients. As we walked , we sang carols and…

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