Art

At Boundary we believe that every child has the potential for great creativity. Our curriculum for Art and Design aims to nurture our pupils’ curiosity and the confidence to experiment, while developing key skills and techniques through a range of media.

By following the four key strands in the National Curriculum for Art and Design; ideas, making, knowledge and evaluation, each child has the opportunity to shine as well as develop their skills in art. Following this approach, children are encouraged to reflect, evaluate and share their artwork while engaging in the making process. We explore both contemporary and historic artworks from of a range of artists, designers and cultures, often linking our research with current issues and some of the wider topics children are learning about at school. This helps to reinforce key concepts, develop critical thinking skills and extend children’s understanding of the history and culture of the world around them. Art lessons give the opportunity for students to express themselves individually as well as work as part of a team and develop problem-solving skills.

In addition to this, all year groups within school regularly engage in art activities with their classroom teachers. Art trips are organised when possible and we welcome parents and visitors who would like to offer their artistic expertise or would like to just come to lend a helping hand in the art room.

Blue Bubble- Under the Sea!

Blue Bubble- Under the Sea!

The children in Blue Bubble have been learning about animals that live under the sea. We read the story Billy's Bucket, wrote about what we might find in our bucket and painted under the sea creatures- take a look at what we've done!

A Busy Blue Bubble!

A Busy Blue Bubble!

What an exciting week, as children in Reception returned to school, most for the first time since March! We talked about some of the things we had been doing at home with our families and what we were looking forward to doing now we were back at school.  "I made...

Rainbows painted by children in Reception.

Rainbows painted by children in Reception.

A symbol of hope. In her speech yesterday, HM The Queen, spoke to the nation about the "the moments when the United Kingdom have come together"  during the recent Corona virus outbreak. She said that "it's symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children". Here are some...

Holly home learning- art and crafts!

Holly home learning- art and crafts!

It's great to see the children being creative at home! All these activities help with fine motor skills, choosing colours for a purpose, experimenting to create different textures and using simple techniques competently. 

Year 2 Learning at Home

Year 2 Learning at Home

The children in Year 2 have been busy this week working from home.  The children have enjoyed reading books, practicing their spellings, keeping active with Jo Wicks, researching famous scientists and painting beautiful self portraits. Well done everyone! Remember to...

Drawing daffodils in the garden.

Drawing daffodils in the garden.

It was a beautiful Spring day in the Reception garden. The daffodils had begun to bloom and it was a great opportunity to capture the moment as a picture- using pencil crayons. The children studied the colours of the petal and stem and then sat quietly, concentrating...