At Queen’s Hill, we believe that the Art and Design curricular should stimulate creativity and fire children’s imaginations. In our school, we combine theory with practice to provide a rounded approach necessary for children to study Art and Design in depth in the future. We want to encourage our children to express themselves through art and inspire them to pursue creative career paths. Our curriculum is designed to develop children’s cultural capital and allow them to explore a variety of artists, techniques and media. We do this because British Values are very important to us and we aspire to expose children to artists from diverse backgrounds and celebrate their contributions to our cultural heritage.
We aim to provide children with a strong creative foundation in early years. Children are encouraged to be independent with their creations and take ownership for their work. We expose them to a wide range of materials and resources and encourage them to use them without limits. As the children move up to KS1 and KS2, they are given opportunities to work with different materials and techniques such as printmaking and sculpture. By the end of their primary education, we aspire for the children to be equipped with life-long skills and cherished memories of the art pieces and inventions they have created.
Subject in Action
Mayan Prints in Year 6
This week in Art, Year 6 created brilliant Mayan prints. Inspired by the geometric shapes and repeating patterns used by the Maya people, children first made cardboard tiles and glued on their designs using string. They then painted the string on the tile and pressed down onto their piece of paper using a variety of … Read more
Year 2 – Fabric Printing
This week Year 2 finished their dip dye unit by printing onto their dyed fabric using the printing blocks they made earlier in the unit. They chose one colour of paint and carefully printed a repeating pattern on to their fabric. They did an amazing job!
Year 2 – Art
This week Year 2 have started their next Art unit. First, they made their own printing blocks and practised printing with them to make repeated patterns. Next, they dip dyed fabric to create a multicoloured surface ready to print on to next week. They have done a brilliant job so far and we can’t wait … Read more
School Council Christmas Bauble Project
Back in November, the School Council decided to buy every child a clear bauble to design and decorate ready for Christmas. Each year group chose their own designs and have been busy over the last few weeks creating them. In Year 1, children filled their baubles with Christmas sequins and they decorated the outside. In … Read more
Year 4 Christmas Art
This week, Year 4 have enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit by creating their own Northern Lights artwork. They used chalks to create the colourful light display in the sky and the snow beneath. Finally, they added splashes of white paint to create the effect of snow. We think they all look stunning!
Year 4 Roman Catapults
This week, Year 4 have been learning about the history of the catapult and have made their own version of Roman style catapults. They used their measuring skills to measure the wood accurately, then used junior hacksaws to cut the wood to the correct lengths. Next, they used hot glue guns to join all of … Read more
Year 3 Mechanisms
Year 3 have started their latest DT project on mechanisms. Today they explored different mechanisms ahead of creating their own pop-up cards.
Year one designed and made penguins as part of Design and Technology. First, they had to plan what the penguin was going to look like and which part they wanted to move. Some children chose to make the head move. Some decided the flippers or wings would move. Next, they drew a template and cut … Read more
Year 2 – Design and Technology
After comparing the United Kingdom and China in Geography, Year 2 have spent the beginning of this half term learning about Chinese Dragons that are used in parades. They have also learnt about wheels and axels and how these components help to make a vehicle move. The children have combined this knowledge to design and … Read more