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18/10/18

Wow, what an incredibly energising morning at when we had a visit from the sensational triple jumper! We couldn't believe how high and far he could jump! Not to be left out, some of the teachers showed off their skills too... https://t.co/uuXIkBHR62

18/10/18

Retweetd From BlackHistoryStudies

Thank you for inviting us to share the wonderful history of Yoruba Queen Bilikisu Sungbo to your reception students with Mark Simpson reading his book 'The Great & Mighty Wall' Love the response from the students. https://t.co/PulIeDndmc

18/10/18

2/2: Parents, if you want to share your culture with us, we would love to have you come in too!

18/10/18

Thread 1/2: Reception loved having Zariya's parents from in to teach us about Black History Month! We thought about where we are from and read 'The Great and Mighty Wall', what a wonderful experience! Thank you so much Zizi-mama and Zizi-papa! https://t.co/ROaFE6pjnt

18/10/18

Reception have painted designs ahead of a special holiday... take a look! Find out more next half term! https://t.co/h3wUvjirf4

16/10/18

is Wednesday and Thursday this week, if you haven't already booked your slot - get booking! Link below... https://t.co/zeBMeOfXGX

15/10/18

Retweetd From Floella Benjamin

I adored visiting your school, it felt like the perfect oasis of joy & happiness for to learn. Thanks to all the teachers for being their guardian angels❤️ https://t.co/v8KMRgAK6k

15/10/18

2/2 - "I agree that education is the passport to life." - "She made her talk feel real!" - "I like how Floella brought my emotions out. She gives an amazing, inspiring speech." - "Her acting was thrilling!" Come see us again soon !

15/10/18

Thread: 1/2: Happy Monday everyone! To start the week off on a positive note (despite the rain) here's some amazing feedback our pupils had following the inspirational visit from last week! As Floella would say herself, "Keep Smiling!"...

11/10/18

You can book your time slot for here if you haven't already done so: https://t.co/Dck8voBg6W We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy next week.

11/10/18

Barcelona Class are at a workshop today at our local library. Thanks to for leading the informative session! https://t.co/DdvnNaVeSO

10/10/18

We are delighted to have been awarded the 2018-2019 Ruth Miskin Training Badge Accreditation . The badge recognises our work to raise standards in reading and writing and that we support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day. https://t.co/epV6IPMlcq

08/10/18

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the inspirational talk given by this afternoon. Thank you!! ❤️ https://t.co/5WNn7GSTFk

08/10/18

Baroness Floella Benjamin has arrived!! - we’re already smiling and happy! 😃 https://t.co/6ChUrb66zV

08/10/18

As part of and our ongoing visits we are delighted to welcome to the Academy this morning. Baroness Benjamin will speak about her life and career as a writer and specifically about her book 'Coming To England'! https://t.co/XQxMl0QJMJ

05/10/18

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane have arrived and are enjoying the Annual Conference. https://t.co/5TqFSTujwK

04/10/18

Barcelona enjoying their minibeast hunt this week! I wonder what they found...?! https://t.co/9pytNjX0dn

04/10/18

Year 3 went to the Tate Modern to look at works from European painters linked to their topic on Europe. They had a go at sketching a painting by Piccasso too! They used their bodies to spell out...well, see if you can guess from our pictures... https://t.co/HRjjBoa0o7

04/10/18

Please remember that tomorrow is an INSET day while staff attend the Annual Harris Federation Conference. Children should not come to the academy tomorrow morning.

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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.