At St Edmund’s we recognise the vital role of art and design in allowing curiosity, creativity and self–expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills.
Developing children’s communication is at the heart of our school and high priority is given to opportunities for discussion, commentating on what we have seen, and talking through ideas and plans for our own work.
Therefore, 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 community.
EYFS Development Matters
Pupil Voice: Why do we have art sessions at St Edmund's? "To help us to have the skills to be an artist." Savona "To help us draw and follow our own way." Safia "To give us an opportunity to be creative." Logan "It fills your heart with happiness. You get to do fun things." Miley "You get to expand your imagination." Maja
In Nursery have shared the story 'Owl Babies'. They've adored this story. The children have been busy learning about where owls live and what they eat. The children made their own nests for the owl babies and they created owls with different media and play dough.
The Reception children have really enjoyed creating a variety of Winter themed activities using different media.
Lower Key Stage Two
We have been exploring how to use different types of pencils to create tone by shading. We have looked at light and dark within pieces of artwork and have created our own pencil and charcoal drawings.
Key Stage One
We made different sized cylinders and stuck them to a base. We enjoyed arranging them in different ways and creating our 3D sculptures. Marina and Maya decided to arrange their cylinders first before they stuck any on their base so they could decide how they wanted their sculpture to look. We loved Harry’s King Charles sculpture. He made his cylinders look like a crown!
We had great fun today using paper strips to make a sculpture. We folded the paper to create curves, loops, zig zag and spirals. We talked about the composition of the paper pieces and even tried to overlap some pieces. Our creations look amazing!
Creating a 3D picture.
We had great fun working as a team to create our ‘tree of life’.
Upper Key Stage Two
Here are some of our final portraits from our Art lessons this half-term. They are all so expressive, daring and creative! We practised lots of different techniques on the way and wanted our final portraits to represent our individuality.
Below is a helpful website which you can access at home.
Here is a link to some lovely activities that you can do with your child at home: