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23/04/19

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing Easter break? We are back and in full swing at today and excited to begin the summer term! We've got some great things happening between now and July!

05/04/19

What a term! Have a wonderful, relaxing Easter break and we'll see you all again on Tuesday 23rd April. Until then, enjoy the final newsletter of spring term: https://t.co/yfrgEqFt5t

04/04/19

As you know, HPAPL is currently Marathon Mad! And today, Felix in year 2 did two laps of the park in 9 mins and 18 secs - that's as quick as our Year 4, 5 and 6 children. Well done Felix! And well done Year 2! https://t.co/tF1tyytann

03/04/19

WOW! Look at this! Take a step back in time in the Year 3 corridor and visit Ancient Egypt. Some great pieces created in their art lessons this half term. https://t.co/bX9Qjq0tD1

02/04/19

HPAPL goes Marathon Mad! Here are some of our Year 1's doing two laps of the park in support of Mr French who will run the - Miss Nelson is putting them through their paces! https://t.co/mx2RShX7ft

02/04/19

How fab does our new display look? It even includes an ACTUAL laptop! https://t.co/ijSUfHm4bz

02/04/19

Year 3 visited the last week to learn about the ancient Egyptians. They enjoyed looking at the amazing artefacts and displays on ancient Egypt. The children had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. https://t.co/E1t4eU9VhI

02/04/19

Castille took advantage of a beautiful afternoon after their run by listening to some stories with Clara's mummy in the playground! We particularly enjoyed 'Oh No, George'! If you want to come and read to us, please let the Reception teachers know! https://t.co/WlrVw6ul9C

01/04/19

On Friday Benidorm class put in a fantastic effort in our PE lesson ahead of this week’s run to support Mr French’s marathon! We warmed up and ran around the playground with a great pace! Well done Benidorm! https://t.co/3ctW7OBDCZ

01/04/19

Last week, Year 3 went to the and had a wonderful day. You can read all about their adventures in our weekly Newsletter on Friday! https://t.co/HWpHMimzzd

01/04/19

Mr French has been working hard in preparation for his marathon. He did 8 miles yesterday! Well done Mr French - if you'd like to Sind out why he's running and support him, click the link below! https://t.co/Q4rkdlq3HK

01/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisColerainePark

Great basketball friendly between two fantastic schools. https://t.co/F3KfX40t2f

29/03/19

Here we are at the end of the penultimate week of our Spring term. How time flies when you are having fun! https://t.co/EhtGptEya7

29/03/19

Yr4 Cadiz are putting the finishing touches to their Charlie and the chocolate factory inspired candy land! https://t.co/eouAuJWeE5

27/03/19

Our Reception Reading & Writing Workshop was rammed this morning! Thank you so much to parents and carers who came! We hope it was helpful and that the resources come in useful at home too. Read the weekly newsletter for information about forthcoming workshops. https://t.co/aTbrIBCC0u

26/03/19

Parents Evening 1 is in full swing! https://t.co/nNNhvbRvYg

25/03/19

Last week we were delighted to host Haringey 'Training Strings' at the academy, also hosting other local primary schools! What fabulous performances from everyone! There were solos, improvisation and Ben and Tyra played a beautiful duet. https://t.co/cKXFEgWL8h

22/03/19

Wow! How lucky were we to have the fantastic writer, Jim Smith, with us today? Check out our newsletter for full details! https://t.co/3qDgV5Lxvl

22/03/19

Retweetd From Cat_Mathletics

How lovely to see featuring on your school newsletter. I know had a great time launching it with you and I've had some great questions from your teachers already. Who will be the first class to make it onto our

22/03/19

Scientists, authors, maths! Oh my! Another busy week here at HPAPL. Read all about it here: https://t.co/OjMLJiykbe

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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.