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Art and DT

Spring 1 

 

This term our focus will be Art. During this topic we will be exploring different sketching techniques and types of printing, including mono and relief prints and designing and creating our own class piece using a range of different layers and colours. 

 

Today we experimented with different types of pencil and sketching techniques with the end result being to choose our favourite and make an apple look 3D!

       

Today, we explored London landmarks and applied our skills from last week to sketch the Gherkin and other famous landmarks. We will be using this to help us with our final piece based on a cityscape theme. 

   

   

 

Christmas!

Over the festive period we have been doing a range of Christmas crafts. To look our best for the nativity/Christmas performances we decorated crowns so that we could wear them for the performance and made our own Christmas cards using chalk!

 

          

 

 

Autumn 2

 This term, we will have a DT focus, exploring sustainable food and packaging and how we can ensure we work together to decrease our food waste. We will be looking at existing products and investigate making our own sustainable ones.

 

Our work so far, has focussed on existing packaging and evaluating it, considering what makes products and packaging sustainable and designing our own for our school bake sale!

   

 

During today's session, we looked at seasonal ingredients and investigated which fruits are seasonal during this time of the year in the UK. We then had a taste test of apples, pears, raisins and prunes to assess which ingredients we thought would best be mixed with our flapjacks! 

    

   

 

After last week's taste test, we practised cutting with precision this week to ensure that we could hold and use a knife properly! Afterwards, we made ourselves a checklist to ensure we know what steps to follow when we make our product. 

      

 

Today, we worked as a team to create trays of flapjack! We had different jobs and all contributed to the mixing, chopping, stirring, measuring and squeezing everything into the mixture! We also made our final designs for the packaging and evaluated our products. 

      

Autumn 1

This term we will be focusing on our painting skills and developing our understanding of colour wheels and light and dark tones. We will also begin experimenting with different styles of brush stroke and how to create different effects. 

 

 

In our first few sessions we explored primary and secondary colours, complimentary colours and tints and shades. The children have become more skilled in using paint and matching colours to create desired effects. 

                  

 

Last week we planned how we would make ourselves into Pharaohs by looking at existing images and Egyptian Art. Today we collaged our own faces based on our preferences from last weeks research!

     

 

   

   

 

Today we started creating a shared class art piece based on Tutankhamun's Death Mask. We started by painting the colours and next week, we will be collaging to create the gold and jewelled look of the original one!

   

      

 

Today we finished and collaged our Tutankhamun! Afterwards, we evaluated it and what we liked and disliked about it and what we might do differently next time!

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