Art Gallery

This term in our Art lessons we have been developing our skills in paint.  Each year group have focused on their crucial knowledge and had inspiration to form their own art from a well known artist, building in skills they have learned over the term.  We are so proud of their work and we are sure your will be impressed too :-) 


Reception have been exploring primary colours using paints. We experimented with pouring paint and powder paints, as well as using a variety of different tools.

We then looked at the artist Piet Mondrian, which inspired our own art work.

Year 1

Year 1 have been learning their primary and secondary colours this term and we were very good at spotting them in the works from the artist, Joan Miro.

We really enjoyed looking at this artist and felt inspired to create our own artist signatures in the style of Miro’s work!

Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about mixing colours. We experimented with mixing colours by adding black to make a colour darker and white to make a colour lighter.

We looked at how Wassily Kandinsky mixed different shades of colours and used this as inspiration to create a painting of a tree using our mixing skills.

Year 3

Year 3 have been learning about the ‘Blue Period’ of the artist Picasso.

We practiced mixing our colours to recreate Picasso’s ‘Roofs of Barcelona’ as our own ‘Roofs of Crackley’. We are all very proud of our work.

Year 4

Year 4 have been learning how to mix paints to create different shades and tints this term.

We loved looking at how Henri Rousseau used this crucial knowledge to create depth and contrast within his jungle scene paintings.

We were also fascinated by how Henri Rousseau’s paintings looked almost dream-like! We learnt that his style of painting was called post-impressionism, which means he didn’t paint things exactly as they look in real life.

This inspired us to create our own dreamlike jungle scenes.

Year 5 

Year 5 have been learning about tertiary and complimentary colours. They have used their crucial knowledge to help them to mix a tertiary colour and know it is an equal amount of a primary colour and a secondary colour.

Year 5 also looked at the time period that Van Gogh was from and found out he was from the Victorian period. They studied the Café Terrace at Night and used their knowledge to help them create their own version.

Year 6

Year 6 have been learning all about tertiary and neutral colours and how to use these to create tints and shades.

We loved looking at Paul Klee’s work ‘Double Tents’ and how he used colour mixing and watercolours to create an array of different colours of varying depth and light. We were inspired by this to create our own pieces using watercolours to show a rainbow of colours with tints and shades; light and dark.