Creativity can be defined as: the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. It is one of our school values at RPS and during ‘Creativity week’, the children have been having a fantastic time honing their creative skills!! We have linked our theme weeks this half term and have continued the focus on ‘ourselves’, as part of our transition unit ‘Here we are’. We then extended this study by exploring our cultural roots during diversity month which culminated with the children’s self-portraits during ‘creativity week’.
In each year group, the children have been learning about a famous artist and have gone through a sequence of skills-based lessons until they finally completed their self-portraits.
The children considered the work of the following artists:
- Year 1 – Yayoi Kusama
- Year 2 – Giuseppe Arcimboldo
- Year 3 – Pablo Picasso
- Year 4 – Frida Kahlo
- Year 5 – Chris Ofili
- Year 6 – Andy Warhol
I am sure that you will enjoy the snippets of artwork shared in the gallery below and agree that their artwork is fantastic.
To hone their presentation skills – children from each class are completing short interviews in which they talk about their art projects. Look out for these next term!
‘Creativity week’ has been a fantastic conclusion to a busy half term. I have been so proud of how well the children have settled into new routines. The progress they have made after such a long break in their education has been impressive.
I look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength next half term. Have a fantastic break and I look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd November.