Spring Term - 2022
Christmas Art Challenge
Over the Christmas holidays, the children were challenged with the task of using their used wrapping paper to create art. It was great to start the year seeing so many of their creative designs and hearing about how some other family members got involved too!
Year 4 – The Romans
Inspired by their history project on the Romans the children have been deepening their understanding of art inspired by this ancient era and looking into what of their legacy of art is still used today. Throughout the project they enjoyed the opportunity to develop their skills in mosaicking, while looking at the famous work of Antoni Gaudi; improve their drawing and printing techniques while looking at Roman coins and also improve their mastery of clay work while using tools to design, sculpt and paint their own clay coins.
Year 5 – Architecture around the World
Using their geography project on South America as their hook, the children explored the beauty in shape, space, texture and colour in the architecture and urban landscape of our world. From sketching famous buildings to creating their own La Favellas collage and city scape digital collages, the children furthered a range of known skills and techniques were learning new art forms too.
Year 6 – Ancient Greeks
Inspired by the legacy of the creative Ancient Greeks, the Year 6 children researched a range of areas such as architecture, pottery, sculpture and painting and discovered how they had been influenced by the work of the ancient Greeks. They then spent time mastering their drawing skills and techniques through close observational drawing and painting work of artefacts, before moving on to focus their study on pottery. Using ceramic artist Lucy Rie as inspiration, they designed and sculpted their own Greek-inspired pots applying the new skills of pinch and coil technique to form their chosen designs.
Autumn Term – 2021
Throughout the autumn term, the children have enjoyed the opportunity to explore different artists, skills and mediums in their sketchbooks and express their creativity to their new teachers. All of our autumn art projects have been inspired by the children’s current geography leaning so it has been an excellent opportunity for them to deepen their knowledge and share some of their new understanding.
Each school year Miss Tagg is always delighted to be able to offer the new Year 6 children the opportunity to represent the school as Art Leaders. It was inspiring to see so many passionate and creative children apply for the role and we were delighted to appoint our new 2021 RJS Art Leaders. The children will be working closely with Miss Tagg over the next year to promote and foster a love of creativity and an appreciation of art.
Year 3 – Our Special Place
It has been great to welcome our Year 3’s to Ringwood Junior School and see them start their art journey with us. For their first art project, ‘Our Special Place’ they have been exploring the artwork of Lowry and James Rizzi and developing their drawing and painting skills, creating their own artwork inspired by RJS.
Year 4 –The Great Wave
Linking to their geography project on water and rivers, the Year 4 children have used the famous print ‘The Great Wave’ by Hokusai as a stimulus for their art project. Exploring how water and movement is shown in art, the children have explored the use of mark making and colour through a range of different mediums, choosing their own focus for their final pieces.
Year 5 – The New Forest
As part of the Year 5 project, the children enjoyed the opportunity to develop their digital art skills and photography techniques during their school trip to the New Forest.
In response to the artwork of Sarah Pye (an artist who shares her artwork in a local Hampshire gallery) the year 5 children have also been creating their own mixed media pieces. Drawing from a range of art forms (drawing, painting, printing and collage) the children have created nature scenes inspired by their day out in the forest.
Year 6 – Southampton
In Year 6, the children have furthered their drawing skills and techniques through the learning of one-point and two-point perspective. They have then explored and refined this, resulting in a final sketch linked to Southampton or our local town.
In October, Year 6 also enjoyed the experience of observing art first hard when they visited the Southampton Mural on Hamtun Street in the Old Town, Southampton. The mural, which was created by ceramic artists Henry and Joyce Collins, depicted a timeline of the city dating as far back as the Romans. Using this artwork as a stimulus, the children have been busy designing and making their own clay tiles (as part of a class mural) which will depict their local town of Ringwood.
Animal Art Competition
For our first competition of the new school year, the Year 6 Art Leaders organised an exciting Animal Art competition encouraging all year groups to get involved and share their creativity and skills.
We were delighted to see so many of our talented artists taking part and were very impressed by the different entries across all year groups