Here at Broughton, we always strive to provide our children with the very best education possible. This has included adapting our curriculum to better suit the needs of our children. We aim to embed a broad and in-depth range of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, to ensure high-quality art provision across all year groups.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded ‘Artsmark Silver Award’ by Arts Council England in recognition of our dedication to the arts over the last two years. Both children and staff have worked incredibly hard and we are excited to continue this journey over the coming two year cycle.
Progression of Skills in Art and Design
Year 3 and Year 4 have learnt how to weave using a mini loom as part of our Vikings topic.
Year 3 - Textiles
In art this half term, Year 3 have been developing our cutting, joining and stitching skills. We combined what we have learnt to design and make our own 3D fruits and vegetables. 🥕🍏🍍
We used the iPads to take photographs around school before cutting them in half and using oil pastels or pencil crayons to fill in the mirror image. 🎨
Year 3 - Christian Art
We used what we had seen and explored to create our own Easter-themed Christian artwork. 🖼
YEAR 3 - CHRISTIAN ART
Rev. Pauline took Year 3 around church to explore some of the Christian art, including stained glass windows, sculpture, lights and woodwork. They are going to use what they have seen as inspiration for some of their own artwork.
English - Multi-modal writing
Year 3 and Year 4 have been reading ‘The Pebble in my Pocket’. We picked our some of our favourite words and phrases and added them to our own volcano artwork. 🌋
YEAR 1 - PAINTING
Year 1 used the skills they have learnt in art this term to create their own Egg Box Dragons. The children used a variety of tools and techniques to create their paintings. Year 1 used a variety of brush sizes - selecting suitable brushes for the ares they were painting and used different types of paint including watercolour paints, poster paints and sand paint. Year 1 also tried layering using watercolours, they were very pleased with the results of their work.
STONE AGE PRINTING
Year 3/4 have been exploring the formal element of pattern as well as developing their printing skills using QuickPrint to create Stone Age prints and patterns.
NURSERY - PAINT AND COLOUR
We finished off our canvas paintings by adding in things which make us happy, including people, hobbies and some of our favourite things.
We used tape to block out strips of a canvas and then used small sponges to blend acrylic paints together to form a background ready for next week.
Year 3/4 have spent this term exploring the work of Henri Matisse a while developing their understanding and knowledge of colour and paint. They applied all that they had learnt to produce their own circus-themed paintings in the style of Matisse, using colour washes, colour blocking, textures and effects.
Children in KS1 have been drawing on different surfaces with a range of media as part of their ‘Robots’ topic.
YEAR 3 - FRANK MATCHAM
Year 3 have been exploring the life and work of architect, Frank Matcham, linked to their circus topic.
To finish off their textiles unit, children in KS1 have used a variety of different techniques (tie-dying, sticking, fraying, plaiting and stitching) to create their own Kenyan-inspired t-shirts.
ARTS WEEK 2021 - VIRTUAL ART GALLERY
We turned the children’s incredible artwork into a virtual class for each class as it was not possible for us to invite parents into school. All videos were uploaded to our school YouTube channel, shared with parents on our home learning platform ‘Showbie’ and all of the artwork will be displayed in our school hall until next year’s Arts Week so we have our fingers crossed that things may be back to normal by then!
ARTS WEEK 2021 - FAMOUS ARTISTS AND ARTWORK
Each class focused on the life and work of a different famous artist before using them as inspiration to create their own artwork.
Teddy's - colour mixing
Ash and Beech - Pablo Picasso
Elm - Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Oak - Andy Goldsworthy
Yew - Sandra Dieckmann
Year 3 - Hokusai
Year 4 - Henri Matisse
Year 5 - Lascaux caves
Year 6 - Claude Monet
Every child's piece of artwork is now displayed in our school hall.
ARTS WEEK 2021 - OPERA SINGER AND ORGAN DEMONSTRATION
We were incredibly privileged to welcome well-known opera singer, Daisy, along with our very own Mr Scott-Thomas into church today. Children across all year groups loved listening to Daisy’s incredible voice as well as learning a little bit more about the organ as a musical instrument (and not just the big thing we see in the corner of church).
ARTS WEEK 2021 - FIZZYTREE DRAMA
Children from Nursery through to Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the FizzyTree Drama workshops. Children got to sing, act and dance to a ‘High School Musical’ hit linked to getting ready for the summer holidays.
ARTS WEEK 2021 - MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
To kick off Arts Week this year, we had a variety of musical instrument demonstrations from a range of music specialists, including some of our staff, pupils and music tuition teachers showcasing their talents with the violin, trombones, flutes and drums. The aim of this was to show children the range of opportunities available to them in the new school year (once covid restrictions will hopefully be lifted completely).
ARTS WEEK 2021 - SUMMER
The theme of our 'Arts Week' this year is summer and will include a selection of art, dance, drama and music workshops and visitors.
Throughout lockdown, children took part in a weekly sketching challenge with a winner from each class being announced every Friday. Each week had a different focus (self-portraits, animals, nature, food, etc.) and these are just a handful of the winning entries.
ARTS WEEK 2020 KS2 Chinese Painting
ARTS WEEK 2020 - Reception Chinese Songs and Stories |
ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 Chinese Lantern Making
ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS2 FizzyTree Drama Workshops
ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 FizzyTree Drama Workshops
ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS2 Chinese Dragon Dancing
ARTS WEEK 2020 - KS1 Chinese Dragon Dancing
ARTS WEEK 2020
The theme of our 'Arts Week' this year is the Chinese New Year and will include a selection of art, dance, drama and music workshops and visitors.
Year 3 and Year 4 created impressed printing blocks linked to their current unit of the Stone Age.
Primary and secondary colours
Yew Class have been experimenting with mixing primary and secondary colours to create exciting background colour washes.
A huge congratulations to Freya in Year 4, who has achieved a distinction award in her ballet exams. Well done!
We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming FizzyTree Drama Club to Broughton. They will be running an initial six-week after school drama club with a final performance in the sixth week.
KS2 have had a thoroughly wonderful time watching 'Teasure Island' at The University of Bolton Stadium this morning. The show was truly fantastic and it has inspired our Year 4 children before their own nativity performance next week.
Elm class decorations
Elm class have made an early start with their Christmas decorations. They have created some beautiful hanging stars using lollipop sticks and decorated using paint, biodegradeable glitter and decorations.
During our mentor session this morning, some children have created some 'window art' using chalk.
Art - tints and shades
Year 3 have spent the morning tinting and shading colours by adding white and black respectively to different base colours.
Year 5 spent the day at Archbishop Temple School playing a variety of musical instruments, dancing, singing and drama activities. A wonderful day was had by all.
Blackpool Grundy Art Gallery and Blackpool Tower Circus
Year 3 and Year 4 spent the day in Blackpool. First we got to visit the wonderful Grundy Art Gallery where we got the experience 'The Trick of the Light' exhibition. A Trick of the Light brings together a group of internationally recognised contemporary artists whose works cast shadows, conjure illusions and bring the inanimate to life. Referencing pre-cinematic techniques and Victorian optical entertainments, these artworks use the transformative power of light to alter perception and trick the eye.
In class, we have also been exploring the work of famous architect Frank Matcham, who designed the world-famous Blackpool Tower Circus, Tower Ballroom and also the Grand Theatre. After our visit to the Grundy, we had a walk around Blackpool to take in all of these sites. We rounded off the trip nicely with a performance inside the circus which impressed everyone!
Our newly formed Arts Council met today for the first time to get us started on our Artsmark journey.
To ensure our pupils have a voice in the arts provision we are offering them, both inside and outside the classroom, we have formed an Arts Council, who will meet regularly to plan, and assess, the arts provision at school.
Year 3 have been challenging what they think art is and they have been exploring wire art. The children then made their own wire linked to our theme of 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' - we had butterflies, bumble bees and even a squirrel!
During our 'Outdoor and Adventurous Week', we gave children the opportunity to create some observational art. We are so lucky to have the outdoor space that we do here at Broughton and it was a wonderful opportunity to get the children thinking creatively about their school grounds.