Art and Design at Great Linford Primary School
At Great Linford Primary School we believe it is important to foster creativity and imagination in all our children. In Art and Design, we aim to provide experiences and skills in various different aspects of art and design: painting, drawing, sculpture, dance, drama, printing, pottery plus many more! We aim to provide unique opportunities for our children that enable them to express their creativity in their own way. Over the year, we weave art and design into our project based learning as well as our focused weeks such as Forest Fortnight.
We are extremely excited about starting our Artsmark journey this year! We will be continuing to develop our Art provision across the school and our links with other schools. Check out the Artsmark website
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Drama and Dance
Over the year, we have been lucky to attend various productions at both the Milton Keynes Theatre and Stantonbury Theatre. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all our theatre experiences including: Awful Auntie, I believe in unicorns and The Little Mermaid performed by the Northern Ballet.
At Great Linford Primary we have not only been visiting the theatre, we have been creating our own productions! All the year groups have been working exceptionally hard and have produced outstanding plays and productions! See below for our upcoming production.
Year Group Productions
Foundation Stage - Nativity
Year 1 - Nativity
Year 2 - Nativity
Year 3 - Egyptians
Year 4 - Harry Potter
Year 5 - Natural Disasters - 'Splash!'
Year 6 - End of Year Production
Working with Local Artists
We believe it is important to work closely with our local community and we are extremely lucky to work with amazing local artists and the Art Centre.
We frequently work with local potter Andy Macdermott who works with classes and runs a family pottery class. Andy has worked with all different year groups and focuses in on their current topic. The children thoroughly enjoy learning pottery with Andy and have produced amazing work!
Projects we have been working on
MK Gallery Young Architect 2018
This year 4 children took part in the MK Gallery Young Architect 2018 competition. Liam (Yr6) Taiba (Yr6) Zavier (Yr3) and Alfie (Yr3) worked together to design a building for the MK Gallery's 'City Club' ideal, created in the 1970's. The children created a list of possible leisure buildings and then completed a survey across the playground to see which leisure building the children of Great Linford Primary would want built. After collecting the results, the children came together to produce a design for their indoor water park.
Over the week, and working with their design, the children used a variety of materials and techniques to construct their ideas into a 3D model. The children used a mixture of wood, paint, wire and clay to produce their model. All 4 children had a great time creating and building. They did a fantastic job at representing the school.
We are eagerly awaiting the competition results!
As part of a heritage craft project at the Arts Centre in Great Linford, 8 of our Year 5 students have been lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to take part in a 5 week weaving workshop.
As well as gaining a new skill the children will learn and explore where the weaving style originates from.
Diwali Dance Project
In Year 4, we have had the fantastic opportunity to work with a dance company for a whole week. Here, we were taught the story of Diwali through Rama and Sita. We then spent the week learning an extensive routine showcasing the story. The children have had a chance to get creative making masks and diyas for the performance as well as being taught how to use their face, body, and voice to get into character. We have enjoyed getting into character and learning the correct facial expressions.
Year 4 had a fantastic time performing to an audience at Milton Keynes Gallery. They were able to put all of their hard work into performing for the last time at this prestigious venue.
As some children were unable to attend, others were asked to take their place which meant learning new routines in a short space of time. The children were a credit to the school and should be very pleased with what they have achieved. It really was a great performance, one of which they won’t forget.