At Lakeside Primary Academy, we are excited about supporting our pupils to become creative, adventurous and skilled artists. We want to encourage them to become risk-takers, to become knowledgeable about artists across cultures and genres and to be inspired to create art that they are proud of.

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We have developed our Art curriculum to ensure their learning builds upon the knowledge they learnt in previous year groups and topics. We adopt a topic - based approach to our curriculum. Each year, the children study five different topics and Art knowledge is linked to these topics. Further information can be found in the document 'How is Art taught at Lakeside' and the progression map, to outline how skills and knowledge develop throughout the school, can be found here

          If you have any questions regarding our art curriculum at Lakeside, please contact Mrs Mathers via the School Office. 


SUMMER ART WEEK 2022: 'The Lost Words'

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Every school in Doncaster was gifted a copy of "The Lost Words", a stunningly beautiful anthology of poetry inspired by nature. The poetry is by Robert McFarlane and the illustrations are by Jackie Morris. Each class took one page of text and artwork and re-imagined the images using a range of media, including watercolours, clay, pastel and crayon. IMG_0950[1].JPG  IMG_0951[1].JPG  IMG_0955[1].JPG   

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Autumn Art Week : Remembrance Day - "Lest We Forget"

Our whole school art project in Autumn focussed our attention about how silhouettes and purposeful use of colour can promote thoughtful reflection and  a sombre, sad atmosphere. 

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Let's explore how every year group in school go on

their artistic adventures!




The new 2021 cohort have been exploring their new provision and are at the very beginning of their artistic development and journey here at Lakeside.

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To find out more on the early years curriculum, please look at the new 'Development Matters' document.  The Expessive Arts and Design section of the early years curriculum is from page 114. 

The reception children have also started their weekly visits to our Forest School. This week they could make representations of people, especially those closest to them as our topic is all about our community this half term. 



Autumn-Colour Mixing 

The children have experimented with different poster paints, and they have tried to create the colours they have observed during the changing season.

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'The Leaf Man'

The children have used natural resources to create their own versions of the 'Leaf Man'.

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'Goldilocks And The Three Bears'

This week the children in the early years unit have been working with clay to produce one of the three bears.

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Year 1/2

Year 1/2 have launched thier new topic 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'.

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They experimented with marbelling ink and produced some fabulous effects!

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Wriggle and Crawl

Year 1

The children have been practising their sketching and observation skills during the last half term.

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Year 2

The Year 2 children have closely observed the insects they collected and created detailed drawings that they then labelled.

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Year 3

The Year 3 children have been designing and creating their own potion bottles during this half terms topic. They have been practising their sketching techniques to add tone and depth to their work.

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Year 4

Year 4 have been very busy designing some potion bottles during their first art inputs this year. They have been busy practising and then applying detail to their drawings, even adding a 3D effect!



 Clay models of the heart Year 6

During their new topic 'Blood Heart' the Year 6 children have produced some very detailed clay models of a heart. 


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Forest School

We are very lucky here at Lakeside as we have our own forest school area within our grounds. The children have the opportunity to develop their skills and resilience, whilst exploring the world of transient art. Here is a small selection of the work that has been produced so far.....

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