Coronation Bench competition - Year 6

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Earlier in the term 4, six wonderful artists in Year 6 worked together after school to create a ‘Coronation Bench’ design to be entered into an art competition run by The Tower of London.


Well done Alfie, Melita, Stella, Poppy Mae, Finley and Lily! From more than 1,500 bench designs, our…

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Year 3 Cave Art!

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In English today, we had an Experience Day looking at the Stone Age medium of cave art. We explored the meaning behind lots of different examples and discussed why and how these illustrations would have been created. Following that, we divided into 'Stone Age Tribes' and devised a backstory for…

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Year 5 self-portraits

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This term, Year 5 have been studying the self-portrait. We began the project by exploring self-portraits by well-known artists and learning a little about the artists’ lives. In preparation for drawing their own self-portraits using 2B/4B pencil, we discussed the proportions of the face and the…

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Crafting in the Art loft

On Thursday 16th March a group of Year 4s were lucky enough to go to The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Near Dover to take part in an Art and craft workshop. We were met by Lily, a student who is completing her Gold Art Award and Head of Art Mrs Keeler. We were taken to their large, light…

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FOLD, SCRUNCH, MAKE - art workshop

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Thank you to Creative Folkestone, for running an Art workshop for a group of Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils this week. We worked with two local artists Tania and Emily who delivered the art workshop: FOLD, SCRUNCH, MAKE Wearable Sculptures. Emily’s background is in fashion design and this was reflected in…

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Year R Train Drivers

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Within art this week, Year R children had great fun impersonating train drivers, steering an imaginary steam train and avoiding obstacles on the tracks. Approximately half the class told me that they had driven a real train before so I knew we were all in safe hands!!!


After a short chat…

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Faith Ringgold story quilts - Year 4

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Year 4 are delighted to share with you our cross curricular project inspired by the life and work of Faith Ringgold, an African American female artist and author.

Our current display is of our own ‘fibre art’, a title used by Faith to describe her own particular form of art, combining…

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Year 6 figures in motion - sculpture

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In term 3, Year 6 designed and made sculptures depicting the human figure in motion. To begin the project, pupils explored the proportions of the human figure and drew from wooden mannequins. They then attempted to sketch from movement on film (sporting imagery).


As a class, we studied…

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Year R loop the loop!

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Year R continue to practise their gross motor skills and build their core muscles. During our art lesson this week, we concentrated on making loops and circular movements using whole arms, shoulders and generally moving the whole body.


After a short warm-up, we practised our moves within…

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Storm Whales collages - Year 1

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Throughout the term, Year 1 pupils have been working towards the completion of their Storm Whale collages, inspired by Benji Davies' book, The Storm Whale. Pupils have created a background, midground and foreground for their artwork. Their backgrounds depict a stormy sea using oil pastels and…

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Sea dance - Year R

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To practise their gross motor skills this week, Year R pupils have been swimming through an imaginary sea!


To begin, we had a gentle swim in the tranquil sea. We practised our front stroke, back stroke and breast stroke to ‘Sitting on the Dock of the Bay’. Very relaxing. When the imaginary…

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Bridge at the Beaney

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Last week, Year 4s had an excellent trip to Canterbury. First, we went to the Beaney Museum and Gallery. Murray and Charlotte were the fantastic guides who showed us around the portrait exhibition and the Mirror Mirror exhibition. They explained the use of imagery in painting as well as the use of…

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