Year 5 Art and Design 2020-21

In Year 5, Tokyo and Toronto classes focus on refining their artistic skills in a variety of ways. They learn about complementary colours, build their own miniature greenhouses, explore ancient recipes from the UK, explore Saxon and Viking art, make their own musical instruments and perform with them using their own carnival masks.

Sculpture – Carnival Masks

For their final art project of the year, Year 5 got to make masks to match their carnival-inspired musical instruments.

First they got to design their masks, thinking carefully about what theme they would like for it and what embellishments they would like to add. After that, they got to use a new material called Art Mache to create the base for their masks to paint on. It was messy and hard to use but the end results made it worth it and they had an amazing base to paint and decorate, making sure to make it match their designs.

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DT – Making Musical Instruments

To support their geography topic during the Summer term, Year 5 spent some time learning about how to create their own Carnival-inspire musical instruments using things they would find at home.

First, we discussed what would make sure a musical instrument would last, and how it could be inspired by the colourful carnivals of Brazil. The pupils then worked in pairs to create instruments ranging from maracas, guitars, castanets and drums. Once made, they then used brightly coloured acrylic paints to match the Brazilian Carnival aesthetics.

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Anglo Saxon Amulets – Clay

During Spring 2, Wormholt Park Primary have been excited to get back to the art studio and get creative together again!

For their time back before Easter, Year 5 continued their online learning about Anglo Saxon art back in the classroom! They looked at different Saxon artefacts to remind them what materials, patterns and colours they used, which then helped them to create designs of their own amulets! After that, they modelled their amulets using air-dry clay. They had to make sure the amulet had a good thickness with patterns carved ontop and into the clay too by using a score and slip method of joining. As you can see the Year 5’s created some amazing amulets below!

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Virtual Art – Frozen Planet

Virtual Art – Anglo Saxon and Scots Art

During Spring 1, Wormholt Park Primary moved its learning online! However, despite all of the challenges remote learning can bring, it hasn’t stopped our pupils creating some incredible pieces of work!

During our virtual lessons, Year 5 has learnt about the art of the Anglo Saxon times. They explored their sculptures and carvings, drew their own Illuminated Manuscript letters, drew a modern version of the Bayeux Tapestry and designed their own Anglo Saxon amulets

Each week, one child was picked as an art star – and we’re sure you’ll agree that their work is incredible!

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DT – Making Mini Greenhouses

Throughout Autumn 2, Tokyo and Toronto class have been researching, designing and building their own miniature greenhouses!

First, pupils took the time to research how greenhouses actually work and why the invention has been so important to modern day life. They then began to research the best shapes the greenhouses should be and the best materials it should be made from. The miniature greenhouses needed to be stable, and have different windows to let in as much natural light as possible. From their research, they could then create designs and plans on how they wished to create their greenhouses.

In their final sessions before the Christmas holidays, both classes then created their mini greenhouses based on their research and their plans. Many had to adapt their plans based on how the materials they chose actually worked in practice but they all were able to create miniature greenhouses to take home by the end of the day!

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Colour Theory – Complementary Colours

During Autumn 1, Year 5 has spent time learning about harmonious and complementary colours and how they can be used to make a piece of art work stand out..

First, we experimented with paint to create a range of primary, secondary and tertiary colours on a colour wheel. We then worked out which colours were complementary to each other and created a special patterned colour wheel that displayed this.

To show what we learnt, we then applied our knowledge of complementary colours to create a still life painting inspired by Van Gogh. His work uses many complementary colours, so we picked our favourite complementary colour pair and created some beautiful impressionist flower paintings.

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