Our Artsmark Journey
During the course of 2018 and 2019 the school is aiming to be awarded a Gold Artsmark Award. Artsmark is a creative quality standard for schools accredited by Arts Council England. In order to be awarded an Artsmark schools must develop and strengthen their arts and culture provision and begin to incorporate art and culture into every students life and learning.
100th Anniversary of Armistice Day Art Installation
As part of Canon Popham Primary Academy’s commitment to achieving it’s Gold Artsmark we have already worked with the local community to create an art installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. the children and staff, as well as people from the surrounding community, all either wrote or sewed the name of a soldier from World War 1 onto a piece of green material and these were then stuck onto a backboard covered with poppies. In order to make it personal to the children the names of the soldiers given to them to write or sew shared their surname and it really made the children stop and think about the soldiers they were learning about. The remembrance board was used by the vicar as part of the Remembrance Day service before being displayed on the wall outside the entrance to the church and school.
Each year each class in school is given a class artist. Sometimes, as part of our arts week, the children have to produce a piece of work in the style of that artist. This has resulted in some fabulous artwork being produced and displayed around the school.
Class Artists for this year are:
Nursery – Jackson Pollock
Reception – Piet Mondrian
Year 1 – Stephen Brown
Year 2 – Andy Warhol
Year 3 – Charles Rennie Macintosh
Year 4 – Roy Lichtenstein
Year 5 – Edvard Munch
Year 6 – Georgia O’Keefe