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My name is Miss Hargreaves and I am lucky to teach art to small groups on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

 

In a busy and full school curriculum, I believe it is still important to keep creative subjects such as art, music and drama. 

Art encourages creativity, imagination and expression without boundaries. I encourage children that there is no 'right or wrong' in art, it is simply their own style. This allows less confident children to 'have a go' without fear of getting something wrong. I also encourage them to turn a mistake into something positive and that it's ok to make a mess!

Art also benefits fine motor skills. Teaching children to hold and control a paintbrush, charcoal, pastels etc helps them in everyday activities as well as academic learning.

The focus, perseverance and collaborative learning in art also benefits children in academic subjects, teaching them to develop new skills, adapt what they know and keep going until they are happy with their finished piece, whether working alone or as part of a team.

Art is a fantastic conversation starter. Some children love to sit and chat happily about their weekend activities, their families or their ideas as they are working, others like to quietly work in their own little 'bubble'.

 

I would love to see any creative work your children do at home, please feel free to send the work in with your child. 

 

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It's September again! The years are just whizzing by!

This terms art projects start soon and I am going to be looking at colour with children throughout school.

Check back soon for updates and keep your eye out in school for colourful displays!

 

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This year I have been looking at different mediums of art with all year groups. Year 2 have used oil pastels to recreate a Van Gogh, they have also created 3D art by using wool to 'paint' and found ways to make their art 'stand out'. Some children also used our special 'silky crayons' to produce fantastic, bright motivational posters around school. Nursery used collage to make a shiny fish mobile for their classroom and have also had a go at designing and making their own printing plates producing ink prints from them. Reception have used tissue paper to 'paint', used paintbrushes in alternative ways to paint fabulous 3D wooden trees representing the four seasons and I have had 'guest artists' Deon - who produced some wonderful tropical birds and Evita - who drew an amazing portrait of the Queen. Year one have been working on their drawing skills and how to use a drawing pencil and used chalk to create some fantastic penguins. They also used iPads to take some amazing photographs in the school garden.

All this.. and there is still plenty more to come! I very often upload our projects on Twitter so keep an eye out for our amazing artists.  

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