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Nicola White
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An art coordinator in a primary school who loves to make a mess
An art coordinator in a primary school who loves to make a mess

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Henri Rousseau - Rainforest Collages
    The Great Kapok Tree has been the class text for my year 5 and 6 classes. This was such a great theme for the term I took the opportunity to link it with a bit of artist appreciation. I introduced the children to the work of Henri Rousseau through a Pow...

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Farmyard Animal Art Projects
With sprint in full swing, this term has been focused on plants and animals. My year 1 and 2 classes have been looking at the class text Farmer Duck. The story follows poor duck who has to do all the work around the farm while the greedy fat farmer sits in ...

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Paste Resist
When studying the Tudors last term I wanted to introduce the children to the concept of negative space and the ways in which we can use it in our art work. Resist are always for this so I chose to cover paste resists. Unfortunately, we don't have a wax heat...

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Georgia O'Keeffe Clay Flowers
The curriculum theme this term is centred around plant life and nature. My year 3 and 4 classes (age 7-9 year olds) have been basing their learning around book The Green Ship.  I linked the requirement in the national curriculum for children to learn about ...

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Tudors
  Tudor Portraits - Artist Study of Hans Holbein the Younger             During Term 3, my years 3 and 4 art group have been learning about the Tudors through their class text The Thief, The Fool and The Bog Fat King. The book is set in the court of King He...

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WW2 Art
  Anderson Shelter Models   As part of the curriculum my year 5 and 6 art group have been studying WW2. As part of their learning I though it would be good to come up with a project that would last a large chunk of the term. I came up with the idea for the ...

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Great Fire of London
Marbling Fire Silhouettes   By using marbling inks in water, my year 1 and 2 classes created wonderful fire of London pictures. You can get marbling ink from any craft shop but I have seen this done with powdered coloured chalk too. I used marbling ink beca...

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Great Fire of London
Fire Sculptures           When I first thought up this activity I was a little worried that I was being over ambitious by doing this with years one and two (5-7 year olds). But, the results were really outstanding.   I began by drawing a large flame outline...

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Mixed Media Snow Scenes
Printing and Oil Pastels Year one were looking at the picture book text The Emperor's Egg during term 2. The book follows the life cycle of a penguin with beautiful illustrations. At the time I completed my Christmas shopping online and had a large amount o...

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Quadrilateral Robots
Maths and Art       Creating cross curricular links with art can sometimes be a reach but the area of maths that overlaps with art nicely is shape. Whilst the children were studying the topic of Robots in connection with the class text the Iron Man by Ted H...
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