Category Archives: Art

Painting in style of Claude Monet

In the week, Year 5 Kestrels printed pictures of flowers, blossom and trees that we liked. During art today, we started painting the pictures in the style of Claude Monet, thinking carefully about colour and texture.

Some children started a lovely background wash to their picture, trying to add texture and depth to it using the paint.

Some children made an excellent start to their painting by adding the flowers and blossoms or trees onto their background.

Claude Monet art

In year 5 art we have been studying Claude Monet. We have experimented with mixing colours, looking closely at the tones that Monet used in his water lily paintings. Today we experimented with texture, using layers of tissue paper and glue to create depth and texture within the paint.

Art using digital media

Year 5 have started their new Art project this week. The children are learning how to create Art using digital media. They have been given a program to trial to see what effects that can come up with. Later in the week, they will be editing a photograph that they have taken themselves. I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are pretty impressive.

Arts Week: Applying grayscale effects using digital media

During today’s digital media lesson, Year 5 Kestrels edited photos they took earlier in the week.

They used photo editing software to manipulate the photos to resemble the same style as their artist for art week – Ansel Adams.

The focussed on editing their photos to have the following features:
– Grayscale (black and white)
– Dark black edges
– Extra white tones in white areas

In yesterday’s lesson, Kestrels found our Ansel Adams is a photographer who works with black and white photos and usually captures events of nature.

Children’s work

Jamie and Callum



Arts Week: Ansel Adams

Today Year 5 were introduced to their artist for art week – Ansel Adams. They discussed how he is a photographer who works with black and white photos and usually captures events of nature.

They then completed a couple of activities using Ansel Adams as inspiration. One consisted of painting with a piece of string and the other was creating patterned landscapes. Both of these activities were completed in a grey scale theme. The children had lots of fun and produced some really fantastic work!


In Art, Year 5 have started a unit based on collage. We started by discussing what collage is and looking at the work of Henri Matisse. We then moved onto the artist Beatriz Milhazes. We have discussed and evaluated her work before having a go at a piece ourselves! In today’s lesson we completed our backgrounds made of lots of rectangular shapes and made our collage apps, ready for stamping on top!

Activities at Turves Green

Today the boys and girls went to visit Turves Green secondary school. The girls day was packed full of fun activities.

We started with a cooking lesson, where the girls all learnt how to bake cookies (most of them went for chocolate chip!). The girls were brilliant at following the instructions given and even had a go at washing up their equipment at the end of session.

We then had a little break with drinks and snacks before moving onto the next lesson which was Art. The teacher told the children all about tie-dying and it’s history. The children then completed tie-dying, but with tissue paper rather than fabric, it worked brilliantly!

Finally, we all went outside and watched a small science experiment, it consisted of bottles and foam arrows being suited in the air, it was real fun to watch!

Overall the girls had a fabulous day, they had a brilliant time and behaved sensibly at all times. Well done girls!