Another fabulous week at Our Lady’s, the buzz around school is magical as young minds absorb knowledge, question and make sense of it all.
I met our youngest artist for the first time this week, as Reception had their first Art session. It was fabulous getting to know you all and making those family connections. We showed our drawing skills, as we drew, coloured and explained our families. Beautiful pictures, these are now on display in the Create room and they are getting a lot of attention.
Year one explored different art pencils and tried different types to see how they were different. HB, our normal writing pencil is hard and thin to write with and lasts ages before sharpening, where as 6B is soft, dark and very smudgy and needs sharpening very quickly. It was lovely hearing the children explaining to each other how each pencil felt different to draw with.
Year two had a fabulous session as we listened, danced and thought about how six different genres of music made us feel. We thought about what colour each type would be and if we were to draw this feeling what would it look like. We enjoyed Rap, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classical and Country. Everyone was so sensible and made everyone feel safe to join in and enjoy the music, Well done year two.
Year three explored different types of shading in their drawing lesson, looking at how hard we press with our pencil gives us different tone, we tried being really light, almost tickling the paper to get a light shade, our normal writing pressure to get a mid shade and pressing quite hard to get a dark shade. We also tried hatching, stippling, cross hatching and scribbling techniques in the shades. Fantastic effort year three, we had a brilliant session.
Year four responded to the story of ‘Jeffrey the Maggot’. We listened to the tale of his magical adventure , imagining what it could look like, we then drew what we could hear, making a visual story board with fabulous art work. We swapped books and retold the story using our partners work as reference. Same story, thirty different story boards, fantastic!
Year five inspired by Hundertwasser, created their own art in this style. Bold and bright using oil pastels. No straight lines and plenty of room for next week, for next week we add an acetate layer and draw over the top in marker pen. These are looking great so far, we are all looking forward to adding the next layer.
Year six completed their self portraits from last week and took on the challenge of creating a pop art portrait of a member of staff or leaders of the country. The pressure was on as we picked randomly who would do who. Everyone gave their very best and these will be on display outside the staff room and in the Create room soon.
Art club started this week, with group one. We had a photo of our heads with all our body and hair cut off. We then created ourselves new hair and bodies while we chatted and got to know each other across the year groups. Next week both KS1 and KS2 will be using clay in their activity.
Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully you’ve manged to avoid the colds going around. I hear the sun will shine to make us all feel better.