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15/06/19

Such a buzz of excitement for children and parents to see their hard work so professionally displayed! https://t.co/kreHV2cnrc

15/06/19

Our phenomenal art teacher Ms Tarr. Her vision, passion, hard work, resourcefulness, leadership and sheer energy made this so spectacular! We love Ms Tarr! https://t.co/E9oI28b0pG

15/06/19

A joyful occasion. Thank you to parents and families who made this event worthwhile. Would have been pointless without you! Great to see you! https://t.co/1eUG8x4ubM

15/06/19

Superstars of year 6 showing what amazing musicians they are. Impressive. https://t.co/IzmaLO4zDA

15/06/19

Getting the exhibition ready. Amazing art work. Beautifully displayed. High expectations never fail when you have such a talented team https://t.co/AFTknsC2xy

15/06/19

LONG LIVE THE ARTS - the prelim to our amazing art exhibition. Such talented fellas; so proud https://t.co/XYf17XNzET

14/06/19

Here's all the news from this week: https://t.co/tvKYMlZnwY

13/06/19

Happy Birthday to our WONDERFUL AnaMaria! Why not wish AnaMaria a "Happy Birthday" if you're speaking to her at reception today!🎂💫 https://t.co/4w9uEPQtwx

13/06/19

THANKS A MILLION MS NELSON! The children made a special banner to thank Ms Nelson for her time and effort preparing the children for Harris Federation Sports Day! Our athletes were outstanding and our supporters excelled themselves on the day. https://t.co/SAGvtBC6q8

13/06/19

It was lovely to see them so confident and already building friendships with their peers!Reminder - our next parent induction will be next Wednesday 19th June at 2pm! 2/2 https://t.co/y5pprkDT8F

13/06/19

Thank you to all parents who attended our 2nd induction session today focused on supporting pupils with phonics. Mr Kelman ran a fantastic interactive session for the parents of our future Reception pupils, whilst the children really enjoyed exploring their future classrooms! 1/2 https://t.co/rEdCu3rFlx

13/06/19

Wow! Madrid Class's assembly on the Moon and space was truly out of this world🤦🏽‍♂️ Well done Madrid Class! https://t.co/R7J7jn23Ai

11/06/19

Our fabulous Dale Chihuly inspired chandeliers are now on display in our hall. Come and take a closer look on Friday at 3:45pm when the doors open for our Philip Lane Art Exhibition. https://t.co/UKoYC5WvM0

06/06/19

Sneak Peak: Don't forget to bring your £1 for Bruce Brownies tomorrow! If we run out, you can place orders for next week! https://t.co/d8A6SH1mAJ

06/06/19

Our fantastic athletes will be back at the academy at 5.10pm.

06/06/19

All Y4,5 & 6 spectators/supporters have returned to Philip Lane from Sports Day now and are ready for collection! The Athletes will return later.

06/06/19

Nursery were lucky enough to have Eleyna’s mum Reading a story to our nursery children this afternoon! If you'd like to read to our EYFS children, please speak to the class teacher! https://t.co/5pQEJfGt5B

06/06/19

WOW. Our Athletes performed magnificently today at Crystal Palace for - for all the latest details and updates see our newsletter tomorrow but here's a taster... https://t.co/wq5ckancVC

06/06/19

Benidorm Class has really taken to our new topic ‘The Next Step’ and our Travel Agents is busy with customers and tour operators! It has been so lovely to see the children engaged in their learning and playing collaboratively! Well done Benidorm Class, you are ready for Year 1! https://t.co/EpCsbLUu9P

06/06/19

And we’re ready! Year 4 relay - let’s heat up this place! 🔥 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/0OYPbRKnMp

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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.