Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Art and Design

This week we used perspective to draw and paint local landmarks and streets in the style of Lowry.

This week we continued learning about perspective by using Lowry as a starting point. We learned to focus on a vanishing point and try to keep our vertical lines parallel to give the impression that we could walk into our drawings.

This week we made a colour wash then used Neoprene to make block prints with a 'rainforest' theme. We used overprinting and masking tape resists to create texture and different layers of colour and shape.

We developed our 'hapa zome' this week and used our sketchbooks to record our results.

In art this week, we experimented with a style of Japanese printing called ‘hapa zome’ where you use a hammer to beat the juices out of plants, leaving a coloured imprint behind. We also learned how to make different kinds of greens with blue and yellow to create some leaf prints.

We have been learning about creating texture using line and shading.