Art: Blog items

The Dot inspired Art

Date: 29th Mar 2021 @ 7:02pm

We watched this video called the Dot. 


Then we used our painting skills from Autumn term to create different colours and textures for our dotty abstract art. We used warm and cool colours to design different sized dots using different tools and technicues. Then we constructed our group artwork!

An Afternoon of Dots

Date: 29th Mar 2021 @ 4:13pm

Things got a bit dotty onThursday afternoon when the whole school took part in an Art afternoon. Everyone watched the story “The Dot” By Peter H Reynolds and then each class looked at how they could use dots in art.

EYFS used different printing techniques to create their dotty pictures including a collaborative piece.

Year 1 produced collage dots by scrunching pieces of tissue paper to make dots and a not-a- dot.

Year 2 practised a new sculpture technique called quilling. They had to roll up individual pieces of paper and then arranged them on a dot. The results were great!

Year 3 spent the afternoon creating small dots using a variety of techniques and then put all the dots together to create a one piece of art work.

Year 4 and 6 both put their drawing and sketching skills to the test by creating a whole picture based around a dot. They had to think of images they could create using a dot as the focus.

Year 5 explored positive and negative images to make a “not-a-dot”. They showed a lot of patience and skill by carefully printing around the outside of a large dot.

The children showed some great artistic skills and produced some really super art work as you can see from the photos. 


Dot inspired art afternoon

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 7:53pm

On Thursday, year 4 spent the afternoon creating their own art based on a short film called 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds. The children created some fantastic art that encorporated a black dot.  The children are very proud of their creations.

There Was A Green Hill Far Away.

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 4:51pm

This week Reception have been learning about why Christians celebrate Easter. We created a picture of the cross on the hill that Jesus was crucified on. We then placed it in our Celebrations box.

"Jesus died on the cross" Toby.

"Jesus was crucified" Leyton.

Art Day!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 7:46pm

Today, every class listened to the story 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds. Each year group had a specific focus for their art and in Year 6 we had to incorporate a black dot into our art work. There were lot of different desgins and ideas shared and discussed as a class and some prtty amazing pieces of art work were produced. Below are just a few of our examples.

Art Day!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 7:00pm

Today we enjoyed Art Day! Firstly, we listened to the story ‘The Dot.’ This was a new story to us all, and one we very much enjoyed! We talked about the message in the story and linked it to our growth mindset, something that has been very important for us since we returned to school. We then talked about the importance of showing pride in our work and how Vashti’s feelings change and why. To create our dot we used a combination of materials. We cut, tore, twisted, scrunched and folded these materials before sorting, arranging and finally gluing! We created our dot by 'not making a dot!' We used the negative space on the paper to create the dot. It was a lot of fun!

Going Dotty!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 4:39pm

Year Five have been created art inspired by a short film called 'The Dot' and have had a fantastic afternoon creating their masterpieces!

The children either created their dotty pattern inside a circle or around a circle using a variety of bright colours. They ended up with some eye-catching creations!


Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 3:45pm

This afternoon we focussed our art on the story 'The Dot'. We started with 2 dots on the page and went on to create a class masterpiece! We used the skill of quilling to roll pieces of paper to make a 3D piece of art. This took great resilience and perseverence as we rolled all of these tiny pieces. We ended up with very sticky hands from all of that glue! 

We found it to be very peaceful and theraputic and we are extremely pleased with the end result. 

The Dot

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 3:23pm

Nursery took part in a whole school art afternoon. We watched a story called "The Dot" by Peter H Reynolds and then created our own dot pictures! We printed dots with paint, used bingo dabbers to make pictures and also created our own pictures starting with a dot. We had a dotty good time! 

Recreating Quentin Blake Illustrations

Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 4:17pm

In today's lesson we looked at the artist, illustrator and cartoonist Quentin Blake. We studied the way he sketched his pictures and which of the 7 elements of art we could ideinitfy in his pieces of work. Using this, we then picked our favourite ilustration and tried to recreate the picture using the techniques learnt in this and the previous lesson. We think the results speak for themselves. 

Carving into Colour

Date: 9th Mar 2021 @ 8:43pm

As part of our Art learning this half term, Year Two have begun to explore the work of two famous artists, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.  This week we explored the later work of Henri Mattise.  We discovered that as he became older, Matisse suffered from ill health which prevented him from painting.  He began to cut into coloured paper with scissors and in doing this he invented a new medium, 'carving into colour'.

Taking inspiration from Matisse's artwork we created our own pieces using only scissors and coloured paper.  We had to carefully consider lines, colour and shape when creating our masterpieces.

Welcome Back Year 6!!

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 8:10pm

Today we were extremely happy to welcome back our wondeful Year 6 pupils. It was so lovely to see them all again, back in class where they belong. We spent the morning going through what lockdown life has been like and what they had enjoyed about home-schooling. In the afternoon, we began our Art topic - sketching. We began by practising using different sketching styles, such as cross-hatching, stippling and blending. We were then introduced to the artist Stephen Wiltshire and studied several of his pieces of art before attempting them ourselves. Some of the results were stunning!! 

No Device Day!

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 8:01pm

We've had a great day here in Blue Bubble without our devices. We have spent the day playing games, constructing shapes/towers with art straws and baking. We have made pizzas and peppermint creams and had lots of fun in the process. We are looking forward to having another day like this!!

Holly Online Learning- Winter!

Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 12:41pm

We have been learning about Winter.

We have been listening to wintery stories, such as Jack frost and then drawing and writing about them.

Sometimes we used the Seesaw tools to do our work, sometimes we used paper and pencils but we always made sure we practiced our handwriting too.

Christmas RE Art - Elder Class

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 2:44pm

Here are our finished pieces of artwork – we worked in groups to draw and paint a nativity scene on canvas. We are very happy with our results!

Christmas Art - Oak class

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 12:53pm

Here are our finished pieces of artwork - we worked in groups to draw and paint a nativity scene on canvas. We are very happy with our results!

The Christmas Story

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 4:05pm

Today, we retold the Christmas Story and created some amazing Nativity Art. This was us during the process of our artwork, where we used sketching skills and practised on paper before doing it on a canvas. Look at our next post to see our finished versions!

Shades of Autumn

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 8:12pm

This week we have been exploring the effects of Autumn! We discussed what we already know about Autumn, for example 'it is a season,' 'it happens before winter,' and 'trees loose their leaves.' We also talked certain celebrations that happen in Autumn and what animals, bird and mini beasts do to prepare themselves for the Autumn season.

We then focussed on the colour of Autumn leaves, and how this colour changes. We explored mixing colours, changing the tone and identifying colours important to the Autumn season. Firstly learning about the primary and secondary colour wheels, we then practised using varying sizes of brush to develop our ability to paint using clear strokes and brush control. 

We mixed our own paint to create different shades of Autumn colours. Starting with a base colour of brown/yellow/orange paint, we added small amounts of white paint, to create lighter shades of the same colour. We then focussed on making darker shades of the same colour. Again, starting with our base colour, we added small amounts of black paint, to create darker shades of our chosen colour. We observed what happened each time we added the amounts of white/black paint and made comments/observations about this.

Poppy Art

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 4:30pm

As part of the work we do for Remembrance Day, we have produced poppy art using water colours. We looked at lots of different examples of poppies and chose our own way of drawing them. We then drew and painted the poppies over a war poem, which we read and discussed.

Dance and Art - We're Bright Sparks!

Date: 4th Nov 2020 @ 8:53pm

Welcome back to Autumn 2 in Year 3. This week we have started learning about Artists Georges Seurat and Henri Rousseau, we looked at their paintings and added comments about colour, form, texture and shapes. We expressed our likes and dislikes. We also started our first Dance unit, Dance around the world. It was great to talk about all the different styles of dance we knew and then we began to create a 32 beat motif based on 3 different dance styles, African, Indian and Street Dance. We had to keep in time to the beat and it was tricky, but a good first week. 

We also listened to the Fire Service Bright Sparks assembly and talked about how to stay safe around Bonfire Night. Our top tip is to hold a sparkler in a carrot or cucumber!

Mud, glorious mud!!

Date: 4th Nov 2020 @ 10:04am

Platform pupils had a fantastic time in our Boundary Forest School.

We really enjoyed splashing in the muddy puddles!

We showed our great teamwork skills building a den and created a picture of a person out of sticks.

Another fun week in Year 4!

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 2:37pm

This week in Maple and Laurel, we have continued our drawing journeys. We have been able to practise with different grades of pencils. We practised hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, coutouring and random hatching.

In Reading in to Writing we started our next journey all about non-chronological reports. See if you can find some examples at home and tell us about them next week.

In PE, we continued with our teamwork skills. The children had to get their rafts from one side of the hall to the other without falling in the 'water'. This meant that the children had to talk to each other calmly and make sure everyone was included. If they fell in the 'water' they had to start all over again. By the end of the lesson, the children were very competitive because they had to get their 'pot of gold' back as quick as possible. It was lots of fun.

Fantastic first full week back

Date: 11th Sep 2020 @ 2:07pm

We have had a fantastic first full week back. Year 4 have settled brilliantly back into school and are following the new rules well. This week we started our Art journey. We are learning all about drawing. We have had a look the drawings and styles of EH Shepard and Howard Brodie. This week we have had the chance to look at all the different grades of pencils and 8 elements of lines.

In PE, we will be doing Orienteering this half term. This week, we did some teamwork skills and starting to look at the Ordnance Survey Map symbols.

Drawing daffodils in the garden.

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 10:04pm

It was a beautiful Spring day in the Reception garden. The daffodils had begun to bloom and it was a great opportunity to capture the moment as a picture- using pencil crayons. The children studied the colours of the petal and stem and then sat quietly, concentrating to create a real life picture of Spring in the garden.

"Daffodil petals are yellow" Miya.

"The stem is green" Conner.

"Daffodils grow in Spring" Chloe.

Art Day- Life under the sea

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 9:53pm

Year 2 spent the day discussing the impact of global warming and how it effects our environment. The children then looked at the dangers of plastic swimming around our oceans and the problem it poses to all livings things. We then explored ways we can help reduce the amount of waste we use and how important it would be for animals, natural environments and habitats. Later on the children created starfish out of recycled materials, as you can see from their designs they did a fantastic job. Well done Year 2.