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22/09/22

Check out our self portraits. Can you guess who we are? https://t.co/XyBh0GeRFo

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22/09/22

Year 5 worked collaboratively to create a collage remembering Queen Elizabeth II and shared our thoughts and feelings during a circle time today. https://t.co/ug6p8l4xkB

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08/09/22

We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled & we thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff

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04/09/22

We look forward to welcoming children and families back to school tomorrow, 5th September, as we start our new school year. A special welcome to all our new children and families who have their first day tomorrow. See you in the morning!

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18/07/22

Keeping cool and having fun this morning at Whyteleafe Holiday Club. https://t.co/55p9XJwZKZ

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15/07/22

Well done to all of our Year 6 award winners. You are all stars!! https://t.co/69MWRxhzu4

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15/07/22

Some of our amazing year 6 Bee Keepers who have been awarded the British Bee Keeping Association Junior Certificate. What an amazing achievement. https://t.co/KaBdqf52uL

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15/07/22

Our last 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' of 2022. Well done to all of you for always going over and above. https://t.co/ChQWulPxcn

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15/07/22

Art and Dt Showcase part 2 https://t.co/AJ3meosKQD

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15/07/22

It was amazing to see all the children’s artwork on display for a final Art and Dt showcase https://t.co/yGU7Ql8Ggt

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14/07/22

Some great independent writing from Year 4 inspired by the video The Feast! what do you think? 😊 https://t.co/R1tloe8iHD

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11/07/22

Well done to all of our amazing pupils who took part in our Summer Music Concert. It was a fantastic evening of singing and music making. https://t.co/pjNBIoWFcn

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08/07/22

Some great group work from Year 5 presenting their learning on The Five Pillars of Islam ☪️ https://t.co/6caSZDnzmM

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08/07/22

Some more fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' for always going over and above. Well done everyone! https://t.co/9QBFFzKu3a

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08/07/22

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4R enjoying a replica Roman game for our by https://t.co/iRq9iFZM4O

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08/07/22

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Reception loved tasting honey from our very own Whyteleafe School Bees! https://t.co/WRt2NnLQku

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07/07/22

Catching up on 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' with some of our amazing pupils. Well done everyone! https://t.co/0IH1fF1GWN

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06/07/22

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Today, we have had fun learning about length. We have used cubes to measure different objects and pictures https://t.co/pwxxOmEWW0

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05/07/22

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Some of our keen gardeners have grown and harvested potatoes in our garden. They also grew parsley and chives. Yesterday we cooked and enjoyed them! https://t.co/oZOFjNYkVa

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05/07/22

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Honeybees had a fantastic day celebrating their Hero! https://t.co/9f7WLLBKL4

Art

At Whyteleafe, we are committed to providing all children, from Early Years to Year 6, with opportunities to engage, express themselves and succeed in art.  We aim to enable children to achieve high standards through a creative and enriching curriculum that provides a means of expression for all children. Our art curriculum allows children to explore, build on and record their own creative imaginative ideas.  Art also supports the development of motor-skills, language skills, social skills, risk taking and inventiveness whilst helping to develop creative problem-solving skills.

Through our skills-based curriculum, children are developing their confidence and imagination.  They are taught the skills to use visual language to explore line, shape, pattern, colour and texture.  We provide our children with opportunities to improve their oracy skills within the art curriculum through our exhibitions which require children to orally present an explanation of their artwork and the skills involved.  Children also have the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas. We also use artwork to develop inference skills within reading. Art provides challenge for all learners at all levels through extension and self-selection of skills and techniques for a specific purpose.  Through art, children are able to gain a different perspective and see things through other people’s eyes, allowing children to connect with their own culture and with the wider world.

Prior learning is built upon year on year and children are encouraged to share knowledge and skills they already have when revisiting topics.  Each year group studies a number of artists. These artists are suited to the specific skills that are taught in that year group and, where possible, link to topics in other subjects.  Children in Year 5 and 6 have opportunities to self-select artists that they are inspired by and would like to learn more about. These artist studies provide opportunities for discussion and appreciation of art.

A child’s picture is his or her own. It has worth in its own right, without having to be measured or judged by others as right or wrong. The child has the authority to say what the picture is of, or what it communicates, building up their confidence and self-esteem.

As a school, we recognise that displaying the children’s creations is an important part of the artistic process.  Therefore, we have a dedicated space for children in all year groups to showcase their work. Children are proud of their work and look forward to seeing what is on display.

Our art leaders (selected children from years 3-6) have a real passion for this subject and support teachers with resourcing lessons and help select art for the Art Gallery and exhibitions.  

At Whyteleafe, we are fortunate to have a space within the school dedicated to art and DT.  The Art Studio is available for small groups of children to take part in additional art activities to develop their art techniques further.  Parent volunteers share their artistic talents with the children to create large, eye-catching pieces of art that decorate the communal areas of the school building.

By the end of Year 6, we aim for all children to have mastered techniques in all areas of the curriculum and have a deep understanding of a range of artists throughout history.

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Aiming to be Inclusive Art 31st Mar 2022 Download
Art and Design Curriculum including prog... 15th Sep 2022 Download