Art

At Boundary we believe that every child has the potential for great creativity. Our curriculum for Art and Design aims to nurture our pupils’ curiosity and the confidence to experiment, while developing key skills and techniques through a range of media.

By following the four key strands in the National Curriculum for Art and Design; ideas, making, knowledge and evaluation, each child has the opportunity to shine as well as develop their skills in art. Following this approach, children are encouraged to reflect, evaluate and share their artwork while engaging in the making process. We explore both contemporary and historic artworks from of a range of artists, designers and cultures, often linking our research with current issues and some of the wider topics children are learning about at school. This helps to reinforce key concepts, develop critical thinking skills and extend children’s understanding of the history and culture of the world around them. Art lessons give the opportunity for students to express themselves individually as well as work as part of a team and develop problem-solving skills.

In addition to this, all year groups within school regularly engage in art activities with their classroom teachers. Art trips are organised when possible and we welcome parents and visitors who would like to offer their artistic expertise or would like to just come to lend a helping hand in the art room.

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

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!

Artists in the making…

Artists in the making…

In art we have been studying George Seurat and using pointilism to create a picture. In PE we have been creating our own dance routines using 4 different moves, repeated.  It has also been really important for us to do lots of reading, so we have been on Reading Plus...

There is no such thing as a Gruffalo…!

There is no such thing as a Gruffalo…!

This week we read the story 'The Gruffalo in Reception.  We talked about the different animals we might meet if we went for a walk in the woods and had fun role playing in our own Gruffalo cafe taking orders and eating weird and wonderful Gruffalo food.  The children...

Year 5 Remembers

Year 5 Remembers

Year 5 spent the day, remembering those who fought to keep us safe. We learned what life was like in the trenches of a WWI battle field and wrote a letter home from the Western Front. We created our own poppy artwork and made poppies to plant in the Boundary...

Boundary Remembers

Boundary Remembers

On Wednesday 11th November, Boundary Primary took part in a whole school act of remembrance. It began with all the children, from Nursery to Year 6, planting the poppies they had made in our Remembrance Garden. Then, at 11am, the school came together for a virtual...

Remembrance Day!

Remembrance Day!

We have had a busy week this week learning all about Remembrance Day and why it is important. We started the week by incorporating poppy art into our art lesson. We learnt how to create a colour wash and how to mix colours. We used our skills to create a picture of...