Celebrating Art weeks and Diversity: Our Creative Curriculum
The whole school gathered to share their art work throughout our Creative Curriculum week in a celebratory assembly on Friday 25th May. Miss Harrison and Mrs Page began with everyone participating in a singing and dancing medley with music from around the world. Mr Martin, Arts Coordinator, then began show-casing and explaining the art that had been explored this week across the school.
Year 3 presented their visual extravaganza of class rainforests, incorporating colour, animals and foliage made from a range of materials. Elm class shared some colourful tin art and enjoyed their Mexican food tasting this week.
Many classes focussed on a famous piece of art “The Great Wave”, a wood block print by Japanese artist Hokusai. Pine class created a class collage replicating this image and classes in Year 6 evaluated this piece of art. Elsewhere in Year 4 artists from Italy and Kosovo were explored.
Year 5 focussed on Japanese art and themes of Blossom and Origami. Pupils from Japan shared their talents by teaching other pupils Origami whilst others used a technique of Macro photography to photograph blossom around the school grounds and create their own work in this style, with some stunning results. In Apple class a theme of traditional Japanese art was explored with a Stork theme.
Year 6 had themes of Germany, Spain and Urdu in them. Repeating patterns of Islamic geometric art were explored and a huge Spanish flag was created from tissue paper formed the back drop to Cherry classes display with Spanish themes of fans, flamingos and bull fighting. Arabic calligraphy was displayed alongside printing techniques.
Mr Martin announced this as being “Our most successful arts week yet,” and welcomed parents to come and view our gallery in the school hall. Many parents attended and supported this, commenting on how impressive and diverse the work was.