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20/11/17

San Sebastian’s very own composition ‘Walton On The Naze’ had its world premiere last Thursday at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre! https://t.co/I56GREYtif

20/11/17

Leon class (and their teachers) loved dressing up in their own clothes for Children in Need last week! They all kindly donated and as a class we raised £25! Stay tuned for our overall fundraising total... https://t.co/uYz4Sp0lEG

20/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

13 - 17 November 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/YHSMviEMJF

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 3/3: Details of the trips will be contained in the Newsletter this evening and parents will receive a letter early next week.

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 2/3: Our Y4, Y5 and Y6 children will head to the to see on 13th December. https://t.co/p6IZwtIJlr

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 1/3: FINALLY we were able to reveal our Christmas theatre trips in assembly this morning! Our Reception, Y1, Y2 & Y3 will see on 5th December and they cannot wait! https://t.co/Gdm7zHCm7L

17/11/17

Santiago class had a special lesson today. Dziko was the teacher and taught Miss Kennedy and the children how to do a maths worksheet he had made! Thanks for your hard work teaching today Dziko! https://t.co/4pU00Y4vvl

17/11/17

At assembly this morning we said goodbye to our caretaker Martin. Good luck Martin, we will miss you! https://t.co/PykBxtIKeZ

17/11/17

Looks like San Sebastian and Malaga forgot to change out of their PJs this morning...or DID they? https://t.co/xfXwqjBtuj

17/11/17

San Sebastian Class rehearsing at the Bernie Grant Art Centre last night! They did us proud! 🎶🎵🎼 https://t.co/hs9eARMvS0

17/11/17

Brecon Beacon National Park - what a dream! https://t.co/iyyxGDkNEI

17/11/17

Want to hear a mountain joke? Nah...you won’t get over it. https://t.co/5Ca98u91BL

17/11/17

Goodbye Wales! Year 6 are on their way home https://t.co/EbkclNIL5d

16/11/17

Last night - disco time!! 💃🕺 https://t.co/7FR68UDHkR

16/11/17

Last night’s treat...marshmallows around the campfire! 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/GtKpxOEaY1

16/11/17

It has been so fun interacting with all our parents, especially the Year 6 parents, this week on Twitter! We think it's a great way to keep up to date with what's going on at the academy day to day. We hope you'll spread the word to other parents and keep getting in touch!

16/11/17

It is great to see the wonderful learning the children have done at home. If you haven't yet made a home learning project with your child, it is not too late and we would love to see as many projects as possible on our Class home learning board! https://t.co/fBuAdXoRiW

16/11/17

In Madrid Class, children have learnt about Remembrance Day and made wonderful poppies using different creative materials. https://t.co/rWdtTxYbFH

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Art & Design

The art curriculum at Harris Academy Philip Lane has been designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. It aims to provide the children with opportunities to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.

The pupils in Year one have a weekly art lesson which links to their topic. They learn to use a range of materials creatively and how to draw and paint using a range of techniques. They experiment with colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. We teach them how to develop and share their ideas, experiences and to use their imagination. They also learn about the work of a range of artists.

Children in Years 2 – 6 have their art lessons blocked into Art Weeks.  This allows the children to embark on bigger projects and really develop their skills through the redrafting and development of their work.

During art week, pupils are given the opportunity to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences. They also develop their skills and knowledge to enable them to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. The art work produced is often inspired by their topic work and cross curricular links are planned, to enrich the pupils’ learning in other subject areas.  Likewise, the skills and knowledge taught during the teaching of art are transferred and used in other subjects, helping to provide a more creative curriculum.

The children are taught to use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit their ideas. They are also given the opportunity to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials

In order to develop pupils’ critical eye and appreciation of art, pupils discover and learn about great artists, architects and designers in history and develop their understanding of the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Through discussions, self and peer assessments, pupils develop their ability to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and make links to their own work.

Above all, the teaching of art at Philip Lane is full of enthusiasm and love for the subject. Previous art weeks have been highly successful and pupils are extremely proud of their attainment and progress. They love to show off their work to their friends and families during our art exhibitions and examples of the children’s work can be seen displayed around the academy and on our website.