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Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Arts Week - Maths in Art

Art Week this year, was linked to Mathematics and the children throughout the school produced some amazing images, ranging from making faces using numbers in Foundation Stage, to drawing lines of perspective in Year 6. 

In KS1, we explored repeating patterns through the artist Vincent Van Gogh. First, we looked carefully at sunflower seeds and noticed the Fibonacci number sequence. Then, we followed a tutorial really carefully to draw our own version of Van Gogh's famous sunflower painting. We learnt how to use water colour for the first time and discussed the ratio of water to paint. We really enjoyed learning this new skill! Look at our brilliant paintings below.

We also looked at repeating patterns and swirls through Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and used pencils to carefully shade each repeating pattern alternatively with our 3 favourite colours. We think these turned out pretty cool! They took us a long time because they were A3, but we're so proud of ourselves.

In year 3, we did a drawing in Mondrian style and they coloured this one. We used black pens to add the borders. Then we made cubes and cut and stick coloured paper and black stripes on the nets of the cubes to make them in Mondrian style.

Year 6 have enjoyed looking at perspective and learning how to draw in the style of Lowry. We’ve used single point perspective to draw street scenes of terraced houses. Firstly, we needed to draw our orthogonal lines faintly with pencil so that the houses and their features got smaller the further back they were. It was challenging to try to keep all of our vertical lines perpendicular to the piece of paper. We needed to remember to keep drawing more guidelines back to the vanishing point for our additional features like window panes. We then added figures of differing sizes to demonstrate the perspective. We also drew single point perspective buildings within circles as though we were looking up. The children enjoyed using their imaginations to design some really creative architecture. To follow up our work on Lowry we have enjoyed singing ‘Matchstalk men and Matchstalk cats and dogs’.

Dressed Up for Digits Day

We also organised a ‘Maths Through Art’ competition and had many fabulous entries! The winners were given their prizes on the last day of half term, which consisted of a set of pencils, a sketch books and a geometry set. On Friday 28th May, the children ‘Dressed Up for Digits Day’ in aid of the NSPCC and raised a whopping £371!


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