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David couldn't wait to get stuck in to his new book. His teacher has been reading it to the class and I could tell he loved it. Thanks Mr Kerr at for the website info 📚


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Well done to all the children who performed tonight, wonderful show and all the children looked like they loved performing:)


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Wishing all the staff a merry Christmas and a happy new year the kids have enjoyed this year and cant wait to see what's in store next year 🎄🎄🎁🎁🎄🎄


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its a pleasure to say thank you for this term as my children have been happy to go to school and happy to come home ! They have learned so much ! Thanks to fantastic teachers 👍👍 we wish you all a wonderful Christmas


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Finley and his Teacher post Christmas Production.


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We been waiting for the jolly postman to come and hes finally come love my christmas card and charlotte loved posting it with her teachers


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Thank you for hosting another mince pie making. Become a tradition with the kids now:) very messy but lots of fun had😀


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Well done Phoenix and Henley:) First time henley has competed and first medal either of them has won:) 3rd place in their team kata.


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Great time at the Diawai celebration today:) well done to all who helped to organise and help:)


staff ready for the annual Harris conference


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Congratulations to our fantastic teachers who attended the Harris ITT Graduation!


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Miles finds spelling and handwriting hard and homework can be a challenging time but for the first time hes sat there willing to do it and even tried joining the words together


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Happy kids:)


Nursery all ready for our youngest pupils starting school


Reception role play, reading area, small world and group activities


Activities all set up for our new Reception pupils this morning


Our EYFS rooms all ready for our new pupils this morning


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Well done Phoenix, after getting a provisional pass on his first grading hard work and perseverance paid off and he is now a full blue belt:)


Our Year 5 pupils are enjoying wearing the new academy blazers


Year 4 & 5 classes all ready for our new curriculum

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Art and Design

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy

At Harris primary Mayflower we understand that a high quality art and design curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils .The intent of the art and design curriculum is to gain knowledge and an understanding of art and design the pupils will learn about art through history and through a range of cultural, enriching experiences. It is also to develop human creativity by equipping students with the skills to Experiment, Create, Invent and Evaluate.

Implementation: What does Art look like at HPAMA? Overview:

At Mayflower, we deliver a curriculum that teaches key knowledge in drawing, painting and sculpting by using materials and techniques. Lessons are 1 hour long and take place weekly either in classrooms or in our dedicated Art Room.                                                                                                                          During art lessons, pupils have the opportunity to explore new techniques, often in the style of a well-known artist which then builds to them creating a final piece.   The increased use of technology is used so that pupils have an understanding of digital art and how digital and physical art are interlinked.

Teachers model techniques for pupils and use the in class visualisers so that pupils can clearly see the intended techniques. Within the lesson teachers revisit previous knowledge and check understanding by using low stakes quizzes and questioning. Vocabulary is built into each lesson linked to the techniques pupils use within the lesson sequences.

We believe that by creating enriching experiences, during lessons, the students are able to gain love of the subject and understand the important links that art has in the world we live in.

Early Years

Expressive arts and design is one of the four specific areas within the EYFS. Each specific area is divided into early learning goals, for expressive arts and design these are:

  • Exploring and using media and materials  - children safely  use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Being imaginative – children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through their drawings, paintings and sculptures.

    KS1 and KS2

    In KS1 pupils are taught to experiment with different mediums and are encouraged to take risks that inform the progression of skills. Whilst in KS2, pupils are taught to master their art and design techniques and accuracy of mark making.

    Children are given sketchbooks which enables them to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, improve their mastery of art and design techniques. Within the sketchbooks, pupils will be taught to evaluate and share opinions surrounding other great artists’ work.


    The Art and Design curriculum aims to excite and ignite their enthusiasm in the world around them. Our Art and Design curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills and discreet vocabulary progression also form part of the units of work.

    We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Assessing children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
  • Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.
  • Marking of work in books.


Anca Gaitan

Art Leader

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