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Art and design at YWJS

Art and design Statement of Intent

 

Resilient          Respectful         Inspired       Curious

 

Artists at Yeadon Westfield Junior School

 

At Yeadon Westfield Junior school we place great emphasis on the importance of Art and design.  It is one of the only times in which artists have the chance to express themselves creatively, with individuality, but without barriers.  Art and design is often the only opportunity that some children will have to try out new skills and experiences and be inspired by other artists.

 

We aim to develop curiosity by giving the children the chance to expand and develop their creativity and knowledge whilst nurturing their imagination. Their journey through our school will give them chance to express themselves through a range of chosen mediums whilst experimenting with different materials and bringing their ideas to life. These skills will be enhanced by using great artists, architects and designers from history to inspire their own work.

 

Art and design is a great opportunity for the children to learn about resilience and respect and to be able to review, refine and master their own and the techniques of others. Our artists will have embedded the key art and design skills needed to create inventive pieces of art.

 

During their artistic journey thorough YWJS, our artists will have been exposed to and encouraged to develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, textiles and printing. They will be inspired by the work of other artists and have been encouraged to use their own curiosity to explore and develop their own ideas.

 

At the end of their time at YWJS, children will have been exposed to and be able to confidently use their sketch books creatively and analytically to review and improve theirs and others work. This reinforces the resilience of the artist their respect for others.

Art and Design Curriculum Policy 2021-2024

Comments from pupils:

 

Year 3:

"I like Art because it calms me down a lot and it is very fun because we get to explore new things." (Emily)

"I like Art because of all the colours and different art things that we do. We use all kinds of colouring things like chalk, paint, water colours, oil pastels and crayons." (Amelia)

 

Year 4:

"I like it when we draw everything." (Madeline)

I think Art is very relaxing and I am good at it." (Savannah)

 

Year 5:

"I like Art because I find it very calming." (Isobel)

"I like Art because I like the detail and how much time it can take to make something nice." (Keira)

 

Year 6:

"I like sketching different things such as dragon heads and Viking boats." (Evie)

"I like Art because I love exploring different art techniques and trying new things." (Layla)

Summer Term 2022 - Year 5 Art and Eco-Schools

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Year 5 have been studying the artist Rosalind Monks in their Art lessons. They linked this with their Eco-Schools work. They created their own insect sketches based on her style.

Summer Term 2022 - Year 4I - Summer Muddy Puddle Day

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The children took part in a litter survey of the school grounds followed by a litter pick linked to our eco schools topic. After break they did some outdoor maths linked to the topic of properties of shape and drew acute, obtuse and right angles on the playground in chalk. The children went into Jack's garden in the afternoon and sketched what they could see through a view finder, using Monet as inspiration, and created a water colour landscape painting.

Some of the displays around school

Summer 1 Sketching Year 3

Spring 1 Year 3 Volcanos using mixed media

Spring 1 3D Earthquake sketching Year 5

Spring Term 2022 - Class 5H - Anglo-Saxon Art

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We have been trying to imitate the superb skills of Anglo-Saxon craftsmen.

Spring Term 2022 - Class 5A - Anglo-Saxon Art

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We have been trying to imitate the superb art and craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons.

Spring Term 2022 - Class 6G - Collages

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Over several lessons we learned how to make collages. We looked first at the work of collage artist Kurt Schwitter. Then we Explored Viking images along with colour mixing and using wool. Finally we created our own collages. Remember you can you use the pause button to examine any pictures in more detail.

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 4 - Roman Mosaics and Colosseum sketching

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Harvest artwork 2021

Black History Month 2021

As part of our Ancient Egyptian topic this term the children researched Scarab beetles and how their image was used on Amulets and stamps. We then sketched our own amulets, sculpted them in clay and painted them.

 

"I found it interesting to learn about the scarab beetle, it was tricky rolling the clay." Evie 

"I had fun carefully scoring the back of the clay before sticking it on my amulet with slip." Lauren

"I found painting my scarab beetle enjoyable." Phoebe

"I learned that red on the scarab beetle was for growth, yellow was for the sand and desert and blue was for the River Nile." Brooke

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Space Inspired Art

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As our hook for English this term, we spent a whole day exploring Space as the stimulus for our upcoming Space Poetry unit. Whilst we are studying Earth & Space in Science this half term, we focused on thinking about how fascinating Space is and immersing ourselves in the language of Space. We wrote the questions that we wonder about on stars. Our artwork for the day saw us look out of the window of our rockets and draw the view. We started to think about expeditions to Mars and did research on the Mars Rovers (which also ties in with our DT work). Finally, we read more from our class reader with a Space theme ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce and ‘Curiosity - the story of a Mars Rover’.

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Harvest Art

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Here is some art work for the Harvest Festival, inspired by ceramic artist Clarice Cliff.

Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Art inspired by Jacob Lawrence

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It's Black History Month. Jacob Lawrence was an American artist of colour. 5A used his paintings to inspire their own collages.

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Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Hokusai And His Tsunami

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We are trying to recreate Hokusai's painting. We have been using different media to represent the waves. We hope you enjoy the Japanese Tree Frogs.

Spring Term 2021 - Year 5A - Anglo-Saxon Inspired Sculpture

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Using Anglo-Saxon art for inspiration we produced our own clay sculptures.

Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Lino Printing

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Continuing our study of Michelle Hughes, we have been learning how to make lino prints.

Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Shading Techniques

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6G are studying the work of Michelle Hughes, the Yorkshire lino print artist. Here is their introductory work.

Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art - Part 1

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There are 3 videos to watch. Part 1 is the preparatory work done by the children. Part 2 is the final artwork done by children working in school and Part 3 is the final artwork done by children working at home. there is some terrific work here. Enjoy.

Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art - Part 2

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Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art Part 3

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Spring 2021 Year 3 Art

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We have become little artists! The children have explored the artist Margaret Godfrey, linking her artwork with our Geography topic of Volcanoes. They have discussed and created their own artwork taking inspiration from Margaret's mixed media techniques using tissue paper, oil pastels, water colours etc.

5A enjoyed creating abstract pictures in autumnal colours.

Autumn 2020 Class 4I preparing for Christmas

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Armistice Day 2020 - Class 4I

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