British Values Art at Hallfield

In art, we have been looking at each of the British Values. The British Values are Democracy, Individual Liberty, the Rule of Law and Mutual Respect and Tolerance.

In Year 6, we looked at Individual Liberty, which suggests the free exercise of rights. We looked at how thousands of soldiers during WWII sacrificed their lives to preserve our individual liberty. We created charcoal drawings of WWII soldiers. We used willow and compressed charcoal. We used a range of shading techniques to show tone, for example, blending, cross-hatching, scumbling and stippling.

In Year 6, we also looked at Democracy which is the belief in freedom and equality between people. We all have a voice and have the right for it to be heard. We created Andy Warhol inspired self-portraits. We used carbon paper to trace our faces from a photograph and then repeated the image six times. We outlined our faces with a black marker and then used crayons to colour them in.

In Year 5, we looked at the Rule of Law that suggests no one is above the law. We created collages of things that represent the law; Lady Justice who represents the fairness of the judicial system, law courts, judges, handcuffs and The Houses of Parliament.

In Year 2, we looked at tolerance. We created watercolour paintings of London and then looked at a photo of ourselves and cut it into strips and juxtaposed it onto the painting. We did this to show that whatever our beliefs, religion, opinions, racial or ethnic origin we have the right to live and practise them in our city.

In art club, we also looked at the British artist, William Morris who was very famous for his wallpaper designs of flowers, leaves and birds. We looked at his designs and incorporated them into our own designs by Styrofoam printing onto fabric.

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Tesco’s Festive Windows

On Monday 4th December a group of children from across each year group went to Tesco’s along Queensway and painted their shop windows for Christmas with festive themed images. This was an exciting art opportunity for the children to be involved in community projects. Children were rewarded with a buffet of food by Tesco’s to say thank you for their fantastic work!

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Observational Drawings of Fish

As part of our topic on animals, we drew real fresh fish from observation. We began by mark making using different grade sketching pencils from 4H to 6B. We then had to carefully look at the fish and draw what we could see. We had to think about the shape, light and dark areas and the texture of the fish.

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Year 2 Scientists at the Westminster Academy

On Tuesday, Year 2 went on a trip to Westminster Academy. They were doing science about worms. When year 2 went there they did experiments about insects such as mealworms and locusts. They also learned whether the mealworm likes to go to the light side or the dark side of a dish.

Year 2 touched a worm called a mealworm. They were not scared. They wore blue gloves so the worm didn’t get injured. They also used magnifying glasses and saw them closely. They found it fun.

Their favourite part was when they looked at the locusts, because it could jump high and they had red eyes. They used a microscope to look at the locusts. Year 2 enjoyed the trip and had a lot of fun at Westminster Academy.

By Basam (Year 6) with Manar and Hannah (Year 2)

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Nurture Group Cookies

Nurture Group children made the most delicious cookies from scratch!  We followed a recipe, weighed out the ingredients and took turns to stir the bowl.

We enjoyed rolling out the mixture, making mess and cutting out the shapes together. The best bit was eating the cookies at the end!

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Neal Zetter at Hallfield!

We look forward to a visit from the well know performance poet, Neal Zetter.  Neal shall be coming to Hallfield on Thursday 14th December in the afternoon.  He shall be performing some of his poetry to children during a special poetry assembly.

Neal has published several poetry books and children will be able to purchase one of Neal’s books on the day of his visit.

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Performance Recounts about The Hallfield London Eye

After we visited the ‘Hallfield London Eye’ we wrote a recount and acted out our experience.
We were superstar actors and actresses because we used loud voices and lots of expression. We used actions and always faced the audience. We enjoyed watching our friends perform.

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Year 1 Art Jigsaw

In Year 1, we looked at the Hallfield value, Collaborative.  Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce something. Collaboration enables us to share resources, achieve shared goals, share new ideas and new perspectives. We drew and painted images of teamwork on a jigsaw piece to show collaboration.

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The Sky’s the Limit with Year 2 Art

In Year 2 we looked at the Hallfield value, Aspirational. Being aspirational is having a strong desire, longing, or aim to achieve something or things. We all have aspirations no matter how big or small they are. We represented this value by drawing and painting birds that soar and aim high to the sky.

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