Art and Design 2020/21 

In Term 3 and 4, our focus whole school artist is Georges Seurat. He was a French post-Impressionist artist and is best known for devising the painting techniques known  as pointillism (using small dot-like strokes of colour in works). All the classes used the style of pointillism to create some wonderful pictures...

Art inspired by English text book, 

Year 4 and 5 have been reading The Lost Thing tells the story of a boy who discovers a bizarre lost creature at the beach and sets out to find somewhere it can belong. The children looked at the work of Lubna Chowdhary. Chowdhary’s brightly coloured three-dimensional forms called Metropolis is a multi-object work of over 1000 handmade clay sculptures, that resemble lively cityscapes

Here are some super examples of the children's own 'Lost Thing' clay sculptures...

Art and PSHE

The classes have linked art to PSHE and using colour to create images about their feelings and emotions. What colour makes you happy? 


Click on the link below to see some of the DT work we have created...

At Shield Road we love art! In2019-20 we will be using different media such as poster paint, acrylic paint, watercolour pencils, clay and modroc plaster to produce wonderful works of art. 


During Term 1 and 2, our focus artist was L.S. Lowry who painted in Victorian times whilst living and working in Salford. Children have enjoyed discussing his painting 'People Standing About'.

Here are some examples of our L.S. Lowry work from Cedar, Oak, Elm, Maple, Silverbirch and Willow classes.

Please click on the pictures to fully appreciate them.


In Term 3 and 4, our focus artist is Piet Mondrian. Here is a photograph of the excellent work produced by Y6 Redwood Class. They used glass paint to decorate glass jars in the style of Mondrian. They looked lovely with tea lights inside them. Children in other classes produced many different pieces of art in the style of Mondrian.

Lanterns at Winter Wonderland, The Mall.

We were invited by the team at The Mall to be one of four local schools to help decorate the trees next to the ice rink at their Winter Wonderland 2019.

50 young artists from across the school lovingly decorated glass lanterns using a tissue paper mosaic and pva glue. The lanterns had solar lights inside them!

Here are some photographs from The Mall. They look brilliant!

Y5 have been busy making the planets. Here is the start of their modelling journey using papier mache.



Remembrance 2018 and 2019


In 2019 we decided to repeat our poppy making, this time using acrylic paint which made the poppies a more vibrant shade of red. We have added these poppies to last year's display and attached them to the fence at the front of the school. They look amazing and provide a focal point for the children to ask questions and learn more about the significance of poppies and Remembrance Day.


In 2018 to commemorate Remembrance Day every child in the school made a poppy using the base of a plastic bottle. We mixed poster paint with pva glue and wire to stick it to our netting. The poppies were displayed in the school hall and we were all very pleased with the results.

Lantern Designing

We have been invited by The Mall at Cribbs Causeway to help decorate lanterns for their Winter Wonderland. Here are some of the children having fun decorating the inside of the lanterns with a mosaic using tissue paper. Children from every class were chosen to help with this activity and the lanterns will be lit up using small solar lights. They will look wonderful and we can't wait to see them installed at The Mall.