Being Creative in Y6

This month, we have been very creative. Year 6 had an Art Curriculum Day – where we focussed on drawing. Within the lesson, we explored the Year 6 skills of texture, tone and the effect of light upon an object. Using a variety of different pencil grades, the children experimented with different techniques of creating texture and tone (cross-hatching, stippling, blending, the importance of an eraser etc).

We looked at a drawing of a bottle and examined where the artist had included light and dark tones, cast shadow, light source direction, highlight and reflected light. Using all this knowledge, we then created our own still life compositions and then sketched a final piece – specifically showing texture and tone.


Later in December, we created cushions in Design and Technology. First, we designed our applique design for the front of the cushion and created a pattern to scale. Then, we explored different stitches (backstitch, running stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch) and had a practise at these. We decided which stitches we would use for the seams of the cushion and for the applique. After using our pattern to cut out the fabric, we started to sew on each section of our design (applique). After sewing three seams, we then inserted the wadding before sewing the final seam. We are really proud of our cushions. Watch out Dunelm!!!