Art and Design at Heamoor School

At Heamoor School, we understand that Art and Design allows pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas. Art and Design offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Our school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity through lessons that are delivered using a sequential approach in line with the whole school planning. We aim to develop pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in Art and Design.


By teaching Art and Design, we aim to help pupils:


  •          Develop their design and making skills.
  •          Use a wide range of tools and materials.
  •          Learn how to draw, paint, sculpture and create art.
  •          Work individually and collaborate with other pupils in a variety of contexts.
  •          Develop the capability to create products of a high standard through skills and understanding.
  •          Appreciate and understand the work of other artists and famous people.
  •          Evaluate products, made by themselves and their peer groups.
  •          Evaluate their work and the work of their peers, as well as other artists.
  •          Become creative thinkers and learners, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  •          See that their work is valued, celebrated and displayed around the school.


Links with the Local Community 
NHS Art Competition - Oct 2019 
This Year the whole school took part in a National competition led by the NHS. The Children were asked to design a Healthcare Facility of the future, making links to their own experiences and what they would want to see in healthcare facilities of the future. The ideas that pupils came up with were excellent. They ranged from a rainbow rooms, and decorative wallpaper to comfortable seating with beanbags and fluffy cushions and IT equipment to use. We sent over 140 entries, with each child receiving a certificate to keep for taking part. 
Remembrance Day Wreaths - Nov 2019
To mark armistice day, each class created their own wreath using different materials. These were presented during our remembrance day assembly on 11th November. 
Christmas Window Competition - Nov 2019 
We were fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the annual Christmas Window competition in Penzance. 
The whole school worked collaboratively within their classes, each taking on an important role in creating the 'Winter Wonderland' window. 
Red Class - Snowflakes using glitter and card. 
Yellow Class - Snowballs covered with artificial snow. 
Orange Class - White Christmas trees using cardboard and felt
Green Class - Falling stars, sewn onto ribbon. 
Blue Class - Giant Christmas presents with hand written notes to the people of Penzance to read
Indigo Class - Snowflake symmetry 
Violet Class - Cardboard cut out houses and Heamoor School. 

Trengwainton Lantern Parade - Nov 2019 

We had the pleasure of welcoming some volunteers from Trengwainton Gardens to our school to help us create ‘house’ shaped lanterns for the Christmas Lantern Parade. Indigo class began by creating their structure from Willow and then covering it with tissue paper and glue mixed with powder paint. Finally, they were finished off with individual designs using coloured tissue paper. Pupils from Indigo Class had the opportunity to take part in the procession with their lanterns.  


Roman Museum - Feb 2020 

To celebrate the end of their topic. Green Class parents were invited to a Museum exhibition where pupils from both classes displayed their Art and Design and DT work with pride. The children worked so hard to create all of their creations. This was a lovely way to share all of their wonderful work. The gallery also provided pupils with an opportunity to demonstrate the different techniques and skills they have been practising throughout the topic as well as providing an opportunity to share these skills with family members and siblings in the school with resources available in the museum. We hope you enjoyed seeing your child's work as much as they enjoyed sharing it. 

Art in KS1 - Yellow Class and Orange Class 
Autumn 1 
In Orange Class, they have been learning about ‘Our World’. The children have spent time looking at the work of Cornish artist Sue Read, in particular her beautiful ‘seascape’ paintings. After looking at various pictures of the sea and Sue’s work on her website, the children were ready to have a go at creating their own representations of her work using watercolour.
Autumn 2
Both Yellow Class and Orange Class have been working with Clay as their chosen material this half term. First, the children had to think about the purpose and audience of their design, making links to their current topic, The Stone Age’. The children then created designs of their sculpture, using different sketching techniques, and annotating their designs. Once the designs were complete, the children used clay to make the 3D sculptures, making independent and supported choices with which tools were needed to create the desired effect on the clay.
Spring 1 
Yellow Class and Orange Class have been learning about the Roman’s. They have been busy during their Art lessons designing and making their own Roman coins. In Orange Class, Year 1 used clay to recreate their coin. The children used new tools including rolling pins and wood modelling tools to manipulate the clay to create the desired effect. In Yellow Class, they explored the features of a Roman coin carefully, drawing their coin designs on paper and using the appropriate shading. Once happy with their designs, and using British coins to make design comparisons, they created their coins on brown sugar paper.
Spring 2 
We have been extremely busy developing our Design and Technlogy skills this half-term, visit our DT page to take a look.
Art in LKS2 - Green Class and Blue Class 
Autumn 1 
In Green Class and Blue Class, they have been learning about ‘Our World’. They have been exploring the question, ‘are we polluters or protectors?’ Pupils created 3 perspective drawings, paying particular attention to the ocean as it should be and the second looking at the future and how our oceans will look if we continue to pollute. The third drawing was a final piece, half and half drawing which enabled pupils to make a direct comparison between the world now and the future world. To complete their drawings pupil's used a variety of materials including: oil pastels, water colours, colouring pencils and wax crayons and techniques including: blending and sketching.
Autumn 2
We have been extremely busy developing our Design and Technlogy skills this half-term, visit our DT page to take a look.
Spring 1 
Green Class and Blue Class have been studying ‘The Romans’. The pupils have been looking at and observing different mosaics and understanding how they were featured in Roman life. Blue Class created their own mosaics using the stick printing method on squared paper while Green Class created theirs using colouring pencils and shading.
Spring 2 
Whilst learning about ‘The Ancient Egyptians’ Green Class and Blue Class have been making their own version of papyrus paper which was used in ancient times as a writing surface. Both classes then spent time looking at hieroglyphics and writing their own hieroglyphics onto their handmade papyrus paper as the Egyptians would have done. They also plan to make Canopic jars using a paper mache and clay.
Green Class have also explored the Ancient Pyramids, creating their own representations through art. They created sunset paintings by carefully blending different red, orange and yellow colour paint. They then drew pyramids and added these to their paintings to create the most beautiful art. Well done Green Class.  
Art in UKS2 - Indigo Class and Violet Class 
Autumn 1 
Indigo Class have been learning about ‘Our World – Natural disasters’. To support their topic they have been studying different natural disasters that take place. To support their learning pupils have been busy producing artistic tornado pictures using different shading technique to create the desired effect. Some chose to add several tornados to their pictures while others added detail to the area surrounding the tornado.

Indigo class and Violet Class have been learning about ‘Our World – Natural disasters’. This term both classes have been studying Katsushika Hokusai's famous woodblock print, the ‘Great Wave’ which has been used as an emblem of tsunamis, hurricanes, and plane crashes into the sea. The children used layering and block printing to create their art pieces.


Violet class have also spent time studying the work of local artist Seb West. Pupils spent time observing his technique and his paintings to emulate his style and paint a picture of a local landscape. Violet class chose to paint Mousehole.


Autumn 2
Both Indigo Class and Violet Class have been busy enjoying the topic, ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’. They have looked at Celtic knots and designs with a varying level of knots in each. Pupils then used their knowledge of pattern to create their own Celtic knots, adding different patterns and designs, making sure they were fit for purpose and met the original criteria by being aimed at a specific audience.
Spring 1 
Art Both Indigo Class and Violet Class have been studying ‘The Romans’. They have been learning about the great Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci and his famous work. Pupils spent time observing and exploring his work.
Spring 2 
Indigo Class and Violet Class have been studying ‘The Ancient Egyptians’. As part of there topic, Violet  Class have made some brilliant pharaoh portraits. Using their own self-portraits, they had to make close links to the Egyptian patterns and dress of the monarchs of ancient Egypt. They had to think about the colours they were using and the fine detail and pattern, which took a great deal of precision. Pupils have also been designing and making Ancient Egyptian collars using paper plates and paint, pattern and paper to create their original pieces. They look great! 
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