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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Year 2

Summer Term 2: Pointillism Art

This is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. 

After looking at some of Georges Seurat's famous pointillist paintings we asked the children to create their own artwork based on our History topic based on the historic event; the Irk Valley train crash in 1953 and the Manchester Bee.

The children were given a basic outline, a selection of paints and some cotton buds to create their own masterpiece.  It was a technique which was thoroughly enjoyed and we loved their outcomes!


Summer Term 2: Manchester

Our focus topic is all about Manchester, we introduced our new Art task by looking at the work of the famous artist Paul Klee.  The children identified features from his artwork such as his love of using shapes, bright colours and repetition.

We then looked at examples of the cityscape of Manchester, our city and local area.  Using these as inspiration for our own design using block shapes, we progressed our skills to use foam shapes to block print with paint to create our final piece of artwork.

All of our creations can be found in the photographs below!

Spring Term 2: Owls

In 2T we have created artwork based on our English focus text; The Owls Babies.  

The children used different types of media to create their version of the owlets sat on the branch waiting for their mother to return.  They used oil pastels to colour the tree branch then using white paint and sponges to create the owl figures.  The beaks were made by cutting up orange can and the final touch of adding wiggly eyes.

Autumn Term 2: Landscapes

Focus: Sketching a landscape then using a variety of techniques to colour the artwork for example painting, colouring pencils, oil pastels.  In 2T we link our learning of Monet's garden artwork to remembrance week to create our own poppy garden landscapes using sponges, our fingertips and cotton buds apply texture to the paint.

Autumn Term 1: Self Portraits

Focus: Drawing facial features in proportion and using a variety of techniques and materials.  In 2T we decided, as a class, to add colour using oil pastels.  Here are our finished self portraits.