Art and Design

Art and design subject overview

Knowledge Organiser

View finders

Year 5 used view finders to sketch the nature around them.

Exploration in drawing

Year 4 practised their drawing skills, inspired by Louise Goodman’s coil pots.

Kara Walker

Year 5 explored American artist Kara Walker.

Inspired by her work (and Greek pottery) they created silhouette images to represent their life and memories.

Exploration in drawing

Year 5 used Ancient Greek statues and buildings as a stimulus for drawing.

Year 3 are proud of their printing

Pop-up art gallery

Uplands had their very own pop-up art gallery this week. All classes put in a lot of hard work over this term to produce incredibly high-quality art work to be professionally mounted and framed which was exhibited to the whole school and parents. Pupils got the chance to evaluate and analyse all the creative works created by the whole school . They loved showing their work to teachers, friends, parents and carers. Thank you to all the artists – you made a huge effort!

Sketch book review

Year 4 Van Gogh experience

Year 3 clay modelling

Year 3 created their own clay dragon eye inspired by their spring term book ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd. They practiced joining pieces of clay using scoring and slip, explored the effects different utensils had on the clay, then designed and created their own unique dragon eye. 

Y6 Sculpture Work

Year 6 have started their work on sculpture and this week looked at the work of Giacometti. The children explored how sculptured figures can show movement and emotion.

Y6 visit The Attenborough Arts Centre

This week Year 6 visited the Attenborough Arts centre to explore the ‘Playing in Wonderland’ exhibition by an artist called Mohammad Barrangi. The children were invited to step into the artist’s imaginative world of fantastical characters and colourful scenery. They were inspired and able to understand the art from Barrangi’s perspective. The children explored what life is like in Iran and had a chance to express their feelings about the art from his perspective.

Uplands Y6 Feedback