Term 3 2022 - Art

At Wentworth we see ourselves as a community of creative artists allowing art to be celebrated and explored by children. Our youngest students are beginning their journey and experimenting whilst our older students (who are still experimenting) but have more in their art ‘toolbox’ continue to develop a more detailed style.

The children are taught to not only engage in making art but to be art critics, both with their own work and others in a positive way that encourages self development.

Year 1

Year 1 have been linking their art work to their History topic this year ensuring that they are learning about significant individuals. As part of this they have been looking at and comparing portraits of the Queen. Once they reviewed the many different portraits painted over her lifetime they used different brushes and techniques themselves to paint their own portraits of the Queen through the ages.

Year 2

Year 2 have been travelling to space this term exploring the planets and the milky way. As part of this they have had to draw, design, develop and make their own astronaut helmet using different materials and textiles to really bring them to life!

Year 3

Year 3 have gone firmly back in time to the stone age this term. As artists they have used this topic to showcase they have learnt a variety of techniques sketching and developing their own cave paintings using both pastels and spray paints. The children painted as though they were actually in a cave by painting under tables. This allowed them to really see just how hard it was for those in the stone age to paint on the surfaces at different angles.

Year 4

Year 4 have this term been marooned on a desert island having to fend for themselves. The artist of the term for year 4 was Monet and they researched his style of impressionism and how he recreated coastal scenes. They used pencil to begin with to experiment and recreate a beach painting in their own style. Following this they used coastal photography as a stimulus and created individual paintings using different patterns and textures.

Year 5

Water is the focus for year 5 this term.

They have looked at a book by ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and tried to really examine the artwork associated with this.

Hokusai pictures were used as a discussion point reviewing how he used water in his art. Using these as an inspiration year 5 are using tissue paper and paint to create moving water art .

At the time of this blog going to print Year 5 are still fully immersed in the water and the art is being created!

Year 6

Year 6 have been inspired by art and artefacts from World War 2 this term. As part of this they have been handling artefacts and sculptures from the period of time they have been investigating.

Their artist of this term has been Henry Moore whose sculptures they have explored in order to use them as an inspiration to make their own abstract piece based on the shadows they can see.