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Hasland Infant and Nursery School

Art

At Hasland Infant School, we will teach our children how to appreciate art along with skills and knowledge which enables them to use art to express their own ideas. As artists, we want to look at art and design as an area for creativity and individual expression where children are able to recognise their own talents and abilities and feel pride in their finished work. Our high quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Through teaching an effective art and design curriculum we aim to improve children’s ability and confidence to control materials, tools and techniques. We aim to develop their independence, resilience and perseverance skills in order to improve and evaluate their own work. As our children progress through Nursery to Year 2 they should be able to think critically and develop a clear understanding of art and design. Our teaching provides an understanding of all of the areas of art and design.  This includes drawing, colouring, texture, 3D form, printing, pattern and historical significance including studying the work of different artists, whilst allowing the children exposure to different media in order to develop new skills. We want our children to know how art and design reflect and shape our history, culture and creativity.

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Chesterfield In Bloom - Awarded 2nd place

 

This year we were invited to take part in Chesterfield In Bloom which is a local art competition.

This year’s brief was based around Climate Change with a floral focus on bees as pollinators.

Every year group and class took part in this competition and produced some beautiful artwork. This is now exhibited in our school hall.

We are very proud of all the children who entered and we are delighted to inform you that Arielle in Class 2 has been awarded 2nd place.

Arielle’s work has been printed and is now exhibited outside the Town Hall in Chesterfield alongside the other winners form other Chesterfield schools.

 

Well done Arielle and all of the artists at Hasland Infant School. We are so proud of you all!

Our Autumn topic in Year 2 this year had been ‘Heroes and Villains’.

 

First we learned all about the Great Fire of London and we did a fantastic job at creating observational drawings of Tudor timber framed houses using charcoal. We created different shades and tones. We also created some wonderful collages creating scenes of a London skyline using hot colours and different textures. This was inspired by Monet and his Houses of Parliament paintings.

We then moved onto 999 and the emergency services. We studied our finger prints with magnifying glasses, then we recreated our prints using sketching techniques. We then made a tile with string to print our own finger prints.

Our Autumn topic in Year 2 this year had been ‘Heroes and Villains’.

First we learned all about the Great Fire of London and we did a fantastic job at creating observational drawings of Tudor timber framed houses using charcoal. We created different shades and tones. We also created some wonderful collages creating scenes of a London skyline using hot colours and different textures. This was inspired by Monet and his Houses of Parliament paintings.

We then moved onto 999 and the emergency services. We studied our finger prints with magnifying glasses, then we recreated our prints using sketching techniques. We then made a tile with string to print our own finger prints.

This Spring in Year 2, our topic was ‘Wonderful World’ we went on our travels. We travelled around the world in 80 days! We went to hot and cold countries. When we studied India we created our own Mehndi patterns and had fun making Rangoli patterns with floor tiles and beads. When we studied Alaska we created some stunning Northern Lights using chalk pastels and cut out templates to create the mountains. We then recapped our knowledge of ‘Hot and Cold’ colours and created some beautiful collages using a variety of different materials and textures.

This Summer in Year 2 our topic has been ‘Amazing Adventures’. We have been learning all about different endangered animals and in particular orang-utans, pandas, polar bears and elephants. David Attenborough has helped with our learning and we have learned all about his life and the amazing adventures he has been on. We studied portraits and in particular the work of Rosalind Freeborn. She uses lots of different paper and textures to create portrait collages and we did a fantastic job of creating our own portraits of David Attenborough in this style. We also had a go at some pencil observational drawing and used our knowledge of symmetry to complete some animal faces! We also studied the work of Frann Preston-Gannon who illustrated the book we have been looking at this term ‘The Journey Home’. We had a go at recreating some of her illustrations using oil pastels. We did a fantastic job!

We are always very proud of the art work we have displayed in school.  The work the children produce always links closely with our topic.  Please find examples below.

During our topic 'Around the World' the children have met lots of different people.  They have created some of these using mod-rock.  They used mod-rock to cover a balloon to create a face and then built eyes, a nose and a mouth.  We all had great fun deciding what our character would look like!  We than chose a name and thought about what job they might like to do!

An artst originally from Chesterfield called Dave Gee came in to work with the year 2 children to support their topic of ‘Around the UK.’ He creates murals of different, villages, towns and cities. This was a collaborative piece where each year 2 child had the opportunity to add details of a local landmark or a doodle of surrounding features.

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