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15/02/19

We've updated our calendar dates. Check them out here: https://t.co/6NFx8HHKCB

15/02/19

Our Year 6 Saturday school continues this weekend and the Holiday Academy begins on Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. See you there Year 6!

15/02/19

As you know, we're on staff training today but just in case you're missing us here's a clip from yesterdays Origami Club with their giant planes! Watch this amazing flight from one of our Origami pilots! https://t.co/7Ec9iXT4pU

14/02/19

With our staff training day tomorrow, you're being treated to our newsletter early this week! Enjoy! https://t.co/yTZT5k0SjX

14/02/19

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cadiz class have made some lovely cards to give to their loved ones - families and friends. Cadiz class wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! https://t.co/arwwUW48QD

14/02/19

Yr 4’s Kandinsky inspired art is now being shown off in the KS2 corridor! They have used oil pastels to represent different emotions through colours and circles. https://t.co/bUNgJpqqK4

14/02/19

Term dates for the academic year 2019/2020 have now been added to our website. You can find them here: https://t.co/p4lNavjuQB

14/02/19

Year 3 have worked really hard this half term learning about the compositions of landscapes. They have created 3D pictures by correctly layering their background, middleground and foreground’s together. https://t.co/u3cEktyP8R

14/02/19

Yr 2 have been studying pointillism this half term. These final pieces were inspired by the artist Seurat and looking at bouquets of real flowers. https://t.co/na35Nv0lYX

13/02/19

We are please to announce that we will be holding tours of our nursery for prospective parents on - Wednesday 6th March at 1.30pm - Wednesday 25th April at 1.30pm Please contact the office to book your place. We look forward to seeing you there!

12/02/19

Year 2 loved their trip to today - pick up the newsletter this week to read all about it! https://t.co/8uDVQqis3k

12/02/19

THIS has appeared on the first floor corridor overnight! https://t.co/p3HU84bJ7l

12/02/19

Guess who’s been touching the star fish?! ⭐️ https://t.co/WzUv30QP3w

11/02/19

Please remember that Friday 15th February is an INSET day and children should not attend school.

11/02/19

The children arrived at nursery this morning to find a crime scene in The Three Bears Cottage. Someone has broken Baby Bears chair! The children had to investigate the clues to find the culprit... https://t.co/h9uedvGiJc

11/02/19

Another successful in . Today our parents enjoyed engaging in learning with their children during our session! Thank you to everyone who came along, we loved having you! https://t.co/B3njMQmVgN

11/02/19

We hope you all had a tremendous weekend?! If you fancy catching up on all the news from last week (it was a busy one!), you can read all about it here: https://t.co/Wa9NfeyzcH

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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.