Art and Design Update
At Northside, classes take part in Art and Design and Technology (DT) each term which is linked to their class topic. During lessons, children are exposed to a range of different Artists and develop their skills in 3D, painting, drawing, printing, and textiles. Children explore a range of different materials in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The Early Years children have also been introduced to their own woodwork bench, we’re looking forward to seeing their creations.
We have made art links within the local community with a special school, Nursery school and residential care homes, which has been very successful. We are always trying to create some new local links to develop this link further with regular opportunities for the children to work together.
We have just developed a link for Art with The Totteridge Academy and we are in the process of organising for Year 5 to take part in some Art sessions in the Spring Term.
We have selected The Art Ambassadors for this term from Year 5 and 6. They will be helping with the Art newsletter, a celebration of ‘The Arts’ which includes, dance, drama, music, Art and DT. This comes out at the end of each term. It is a chance for each class to share some of the great things they have been doing within ‘The Arts’.
Hopefully with all this work we will achieve the Platinum Arts Mark by the end of this year!