Year 3 & 4 Art Curriculum
Mrs Bolt delivers 2 hours of Art each week to 3 Year 3 & 4 classes. The following topics are delivered over a 2 year cycle: ‘Patterns (printing)’ , ‘Relationships (drawing)’, Black and White (Tonal Painting)’ , ‘ Viewpoints (photography, abstract art), ‘Journeys (collage) ‘, ‘Hats (paper skills). In each topic, children research appropriate artists, demonstrate a range of techniques and practise different skills before producing a final piece. Children’s work is often very proudly displayed around the school on wall displays or in glass cabinets.
North 2030 Challenge: Little Inventors
This week we have been asking children to imagine what life could be like in the North when they’re a young adult. We have asked children to put their inventor’s hat on and design their very own unique invention for the future. Children were encouraged to design an invention that would solve both big and little problems to make life in the future better or more fun. Multiple designs will be selected from each class in Year 3 and 4 and entered in the competition ‘Little Inventors 2030’ which is running as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. The five overall winning designs will be made by professional makers, designers and artists from the North and will be exhibited this summer at the Discovery Museum. Fingers crossed for all entries from Hedworth Lane. Good luck everybody!
Here are just some of the ingenious inventions!
On World Book Day, Year 3 and 4 created a piece of art inspired by the book ‘Flotsam’ by David Wiesner. Children collected flotsam items such as: shells, pebbles, seaweed, rope and plastic from their local beach in preparation. We then created a variety of flotsam inspired artwork including collages of sea life, weaved decorations and photo frames.