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  • raise standards for all children
  • develop wider entitlement of experience for all pupils
  • improve transition as children move on in their education

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Cluster POD Art Project

The Cluster Art project theme of ‘How do you feel welcomed?’ was introduced to pupils from the Cluster schools to launch the POD Art Project.

The aim of the project is to represent the POD through Art using textiles, different mediums and techniques.

Initially, we shared our sketch books. Year 5 have been busy and had lots of ideas and work to share.

It was time to go outside and collect! We brought in all kinds of leaves, wood, stones, pieces of bark and seed pods.

Next, we were introduced to jelly boards. They were very wobbly and great for creating patterns. We worked in mixed groups, helping one another to create our prints on both paper and fabric. We looked closely at the items we had collected for colour, texture and shapes.

As you can see below, we created a lot of different designs.

The next task was to bury some cloth filled with rusty nails, copper, leaves and string. We had pieces of cotton which we covered in vinegar and water. As you can see from the photos below, we had fun wrapping string around the fabric and objects to create small parcels.

We all had a turn at digging to create three holes for our parcels. We made predictions of what the fabric might look like when we dug it up. We have to now wait and see!

A fun day was had by all and we are looking forward to the next Cluster POD Art day.

What did you learn today?

Morad – I learnt how to use a jelly board to create a print and it was so much fun.

Florence – I learnt how to use a jelly paste. It was great fun. I also know that we can use a collection of things from the wildlife woods for art. We had to use vinegar which was disgusting!

Ivy – I learnt how to use a jelly board and it is really cool. You put blobs of paint and use a roller to roll the paint and print on the paper.

What did you enjoy most?

Morad – I enjoyed digging the hole to put the parcel inside and then to cover it up.

Florence – Well, I can not really decide… I liked all of it but quite liked squeezing the brown vinegar on to the fabric. It made me sneeze.

Ivy – I enjoyed the vinegar and salt fabric making. We had to dig a hole near the Pod.