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Year 2 have been reading ’The Beautiful Oops’…

19-10-2023

Year 2 have been reading ’The Beautiful Oops’ and thinking about how we can celebrate our mistakes and turn them into something special. #smithdownart @SmithdownPrimY2

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Before starting our new Art topic ‘Spirals’…

19-10-2023

Before starting our new Art topic ‘Spirals’ – we had a quick practise drawing them on the playground with chalk. What do you think? Are we ready to start creating them in lots of different ways? #smithdownart

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We have been learning to draw spirals

19-10-2023

We have been learning to draw spirals. This superstar made a spiral using the Lego #smithdownart

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Making some spirals out of play dough!🤩

19-10-2023

After looking at spirals in art, these superstars decided to make some spirals out of play dough!🤩

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Artwork inspired by Yinka Shonibare

19-10-2023

Look at this amazing artwork inspired by Yinka Shonibare #smithdownart

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Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse

19-10-2023

Super start to our “Painting with Scissors” topic with a focus on Henri Matisse. Amazing inspiration applied to their own work✂️📄 great work Year 3! #smithdownart #theartsatsmithdown

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The children explored his life and paintings 🎨

19-10-2023

4KM had a great afternoon completing their artist study about Paul Cezanne. The children explored his life and paintings 🎨 #Smithdownart

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4KM had a great afternoon creating their own still life artwork!!

19-10-2023

4KM had a great afternoon creating their own still life artwork!! The children used a lot of different techniques to create their artwork🎨🍎🍌💐 #smithdownart

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4KM had a great art lesson this afternoon🎨

19-10-2023

4KM had a great art lesson this afternoon🎨 the children started off by exploring the texture of their shoes and then explored textures in still life art work🎨 #smithdownart

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4KM had an amazing art lesson creating their own mood boards…

19-10-2023

4KM had an amazing art lesson creating their own mood boards using different colours for positive and negative emotions. The children also discovered how they can portray a mood in still life drawings🎨 #smithdownart

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We’ve made such a lovely start to our new mixed media landscapes art topic!

19-10-2023

We’ve made such a lovely start to our new mixed media landscapes art topic! #smithdownart

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This afternoon 5EHD have been looking at different watercolour techniques…

19-10-2023

This afternoon 5EHD have been looking at different watercolour techniques ahead of using them as part of a mixed media piece. #smithdownart 🎨

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Today we experimented with different oil pastel techniques

19-10-2023
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Replication process of ‘Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge’ by Claude Monet

19-10-2023

Stage 1 in our replication process of ‘Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge’ by Claude Monet – colour mixing. Impressionism for #smithdownart

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Using Henri Matisse’s style, painting with scissors, Year 3 created poppies to show their respect for all the people who have lost their lives and our thoughts for their families.

10-11-2023

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

We have created some beautiful poems after reading Flanders Fields and used watercolours/charcoal/pencils to create some poppy artwork to mark Remembrance Day.

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

For Remembrance Day, we read the poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and after discussing the content, we embellished the poem with images of poppies.

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Year 2 have made remembrance poppies today

10-11-2023

2GH made some beautiful poppies to help us remember today.

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Remembrance Day – ‘We will remember them’

13-11-2023
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Diwali Lanterns

13-11-2023

As part of our Diwali celebrations, Year 6 made lanterns displaying the symbols of, not only Hinduism, but other religions of the world too.

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Year 1 celebrated Diwali and made some beautiful diva lamps.

13-11-2023

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Diwali candles in 2GH

13-11-2023

We have enjoyed creating our own Diwali candles today

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Impressionism

13-11-2023

We were so blown away by this painting that we simply had to frame it! What a wonderful interpretation of Claude Monet’s ‘The Poppy Field’ by a very talented Year 6 artist 👨‍🎨

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Year 1 enjoyed making diva lamps to celebrate Diwali.

14-11-2023

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Today we have read I Like Trains!

20-11-2023

We have printed trains with blocks and made marks to represent train track, trains and signals.

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Hot air balloons

22-11-2023

We are learning all about different types of transport. We have been making our own hot air balloons using different materials and decorating them.

 

 

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WWII Liverpool Skyline ‘The Blitz’ Scenes

18-01-2024

We created our own versions of the Liverpool skyline one night during The Blitz in World War Two.

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The Wizard of Oz – our ticket designs.

18-01-2024

We thought some of our ticket designs were just far too lovely not to share!

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Hansel and Gretel Mural

23-01-2024

A group of our artists are currently working on a mural displaying scenes from Hansel and Gretel, a story we read and worked with last term. Everything has been lightly sketched on and now the girls are applying the colour. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!

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Mural update

24-01-2024

A little bit more to see …..

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We have combined our knowledge of Palaeolithic cave art with skills and techniques acquired from Laura McKendry.

24-01-2024

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RE: Geometric Patterns

29-01-2024

After learning about Mosques, we followed step by step instructions to create our own geometric Islamic patterns. Now they are designed, we are going to colour. How symmetrical can we make them? 👀

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Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs …

31-01-2024

We have been sketching figures in the style of L.S. Lowry.

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Lowry perspective paintings

31-01-2024

Following on from our characters, we had a go at one point perspective street scenes in the style of L.S. Lowry.

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Hansel and Gretel mural display completed.

06-02-2024

How fabulous is this wall? !

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Which colours compliment each other?

06-02-2024
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Painting – Impasto!

09-02-2024

2GH have been painting using primary colours. We made sure that the paint was thick so that we could move it around the page and created our own ‘impasto’ techniques.

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Expressive Collages! Titanic Art

19-02-2024

We worked hard in art today to make expressive collages of the Titanic.

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Chinese New Year celebrations

21-02-2024

To celebrate the new lunar year, we have been getting crafty in class making representations of dragons using a variety of resources. Look at our fabulous dragons! We also made our own lanterns after learning about the significance of the colour red.

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Year 5 pottery painting

27-02-2024

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Y6 Lowry Museum Trip

04-03-2024

Since we have been studying L.S. Lowry, we took a trip to The Lowry Museum in Salford and took part in a portrait workshop after viewing some of Lowry’s famous paintings. We had such a fabulous day!

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5EHD final pottery pieces

06-03-2024

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Our Lowry Gallery

07-03-2024

We are so proud of the work our Year 6 have produced within our Lowry unit. Displays everywhere! 

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Year 4 have been working hard as illustrators this world book day📚🎨!!!

07-03-2024

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We had an amazing day on world book day! We focused on #Goldilocks and created our own poems and naughty hashtags.

13-03-2024

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