Inspiration from the Past

January 30, 2020

This term Year Three pupils have been looking at how animals have been depicted through the ages, from ancient Roman through to the Vikings. Both classes really enjoyed making a clay pinch pot before decorating their design with an animal of their choice.

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Creative Confectionery

December 19, 2019

Here’s a sample of the exciting ideas created by our Year Five Pupils. Having looked at the work of Wayne Thiebaud, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen pupils created a piece of Public Art for Richardson Dees Park. Can you imagine climbing over the ‘Octopus Cake’ or jumping through a giant doughnut?

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Talking about Art

November 29, 2019

Year Four pupils are currently investigating selected work by six artists; Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh and Yinka Shonibare. We have been developing our critical vocabulary as well as learning how to express opinions confidently. You can see how pupils have really engaged with the artwork before making their…

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November 12, 2019

Before half term we celebrated all things STEAM, creating exciting activities for Western Uni. In KS1 children investigated a range of exciting art processes before making their own personalised bunting.

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Let’s Move It!

October 22, 2019

Year Six children are currently exploring dynamic shapes and forms in dance before creating a group sequence.

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Arts Award Adventures

October 11, 2019

Our Year Four pupils are working with artist/teacher Elliott Rush as an introduction to Arts Award. The ‘Discover’ Arts Award involves; taking part in arts activities, researching artists or craftspeople and their work, and sharing their Arts discoveries. After developing music compositions last week, pupils have now created their own fantasy architecture.

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Creative Coats of Arms

September 26, 2019

Welcome to an exciting new year at Western. This term Year Five pupils will be exploring the work of artists Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Both artists use boxes to help structure their ideas. As a starting point, pupils thought carefully about what drawings could represent them when they created their own Coat of Arms…

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Dark and Fearsome Dragons.

June 3, 2019

Year Four are currently exploring the fantastic adventures of Beowulf. Part of this Anglo Saxon tale involves a battle to slay the fire breathing dragon. Over the next few weeks we are going to create short animations to illustrate this exciting story.    

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Love has inspired us…

May 2, 2019

Year Three pupils have just completed a fantastic mural design inspired by the work of artist Marc Chagall. Marc Chagall’s work was often described as dream like. His wife Bella shared his unusual vision of the word and he often included her in his paintings. Both classes were asked to think about things they loved…

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Steam Power for Future Innovators …

March 11, 2019

We have just completed a whole week devoted to STEAM activities,combining  skills from Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Maths.Pupils were challenged in all sorts of ways to think differently,working collaboratively to  create and innovate.Look how excited 3CF were when their models of volcanoes erupted,leading to some brilliant scientific observations.

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