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Celebrate pupils' artwork past and present with a whole school art and design scrapbook
Working in a small, one-form entry primary school means that finding space to keep and display artwork can be a challenge. It always seems...
17th February 2017 at 14:03
Creating urgency and keeping calm in art
KS4 in art can be a busy, exciting and sometimes daunting time for both teachers and pupils. Pupils starting in Y10 or KS4 suddenly start...
25th October 2016 at 15:01
Back to school activities: A creative approach
It’s the first week back to school... The class meets up again after the long holiday. Children get to reflect over their summer memories,...
12th September 2016 at 18:20
Art education is important
The opening of the Tate Modern extension in London is testament to the continued, perhaps growing public interest in modern and...
14th July 2016 at 14:31
The Rio Summer Olympics 2016: Bringing Brazil alive for kids
In this blog post, I aim to explore how to spark imaginations and inspire learning about sport and culture using research, creative...
5th July 2016 at 15:01
How to make learning relevant for your class
At one point or another we’ve all heard from a child “When will I ever use this?” or “Why do we need to learn this?” – pretty fair...
23rd June 2016 at 11:22
Quality or creativity?
I used to believe that the most important element for children when undertaking artwork was the freedom to create whatever their...
4th March 2016 at 16:11
Is there space for art in the pre-SATs classroom?
As a year 6 teacher and mother, I am very aware of the pressures on pupils at this time of year and, more often than not, art takes a back...
10th February 2016 at 11:25