Welcome to Ryedene Primary and Nursery School. Our last day of school for Autumn Term is Tuesday 20th December, school finishes at 1:45pm. Spring Term starts Thursday 5th January 2023.
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Ryedene Primaryand Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed

Welcome toRyedene Primary and Nursery SchoolGrowing Together to Succeed


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Our Brilliant Art Work

Ryedene's curriculum for Art

In 2012 we engaged our very own professional Artist, Mrs Ingrid Anderson (BA Hons, First Class).

Ingrid has teaches the art in our school across KS1 and KS2, developing skills in drawing and painting, printing, sculpture, collage and textiles since that time. Each summer Ingrid has organises art exhibitions of the beautiful work the children create to showcase their achievements from across the year and organises master classes for those pupils with an identified talent in art and design. Ingrid is also leading us through Artsmark since we embarked on our journey in May 2019. Having a professional artist working in school is a great inspiration to pupils to achieve amazing works of art.


We are very proud to have the highest standards for art and we are now working with Ingrid to integrate art of the same standard into all lessons smiley

Year 3 - Native American Portraits

Children drew their pictures from observation. They were created using graded graphite pencils.

Children followed step-by-step instructions to demonstrate a balanced shape and to show texture and tone.

Year 6 - Observational drawing using charcoal and chalk

Pupils worked hard observing their first hand observational drawings, using guide lines to help them create symmetry. 

Children had to try to demonstrate light and shadow within their drawing and we think they did amazingly well!

Year 2 Ted Harrison inspired artwork

Children have been looking at the paintings of Ted Harrison.

They created their own version of a sunset in his style, they then carved their design into polystyrene

and press printed the image into their sketchbooks.

Year 4 Rainforest Dioramas

Children have been working really hard on their rainforest dioramas.

Next lesson they will add their animals and all the details.

We can't wait to see them finished! 

Year 2 - Van Gogh Sunflowers

Children worked really hard to create their own beautiful versions of Van Gogh's famous painting. They used oil pastel to map out the composition and chalk pastels to add colour and texture. These are pictures of work in progress.

Watch out for the finished pictures, which we know will be AMAZING!!!

Year 3 Making Paper Trees

Children worked hard using a variety of skills to manipulate the tissue paper;

cutting, tearing, twisting, folding, scrunching and rolling.

They also used different colour greens to create depth in their work.

Year 1 Learning how to use watercolours

Children worked really hard mixing secondary colours and making tints and shades.


Summer school got off to a great start with everyone working hard on their Paul Klee inspired pictures using oil pastels. Today we concentrated on the backgound, next time we will add the leaf designs using leaves we pick from around the school grounds. Pupils will carve details into the oil pastels using sharp pencils.

Carnival Masks

Then we moved on to the second activity, designing our carnival masks.

We will make these out of cereal box card and decorate them using lots of different materials. We can't wait to get creative adding feather, buttons, glitter sequins, twisted and curled papers and lots more!

Would you like to have a go at the summer school activities?

If you would like to have a go at home, here are the demonstrations and instructions from Mrs Anderson from today's lesson.

Each day Mrs Anderson will post the instructions and pictures so you can all have a go.

Lockdown Learning

Our wonderful children have continued to work hard at home

and are creating some amazing work!

We are sure you will agree smiley

Year 2 - Van Gogh inspired mixed media pictures.

Our talented children were encouraged to decorate and create their own patterned papers to create their Sunflowers pictures.

Look at all the concentration on their observational paintings! laugh

Our AMAZING children have done it again!

Yet again they demonstrate incredible resilience by working hard at home.

Mrs Anderson created 'How to' videos for the children to work from at home

and here are three examples of their Matisse Cut-Outs inspired pictures.

Well done year 3 - your artwork is brilliant!

Year 2 - Oil pastel pictures inspired by the Great Fire of London

Our year 2 pupils have been learning how oil pastels work. They have blended, layered and carved into the pastel to see the effects.

Some even used white to demonstrate highlights on the buildings.  Pupils also explored different ways to represent flames and noticed that all flames are different. So they knew they could all succeed as long as they had originality in their work.

We think they are marvelous!


Year 3 - Sketchbook work

Learning how watercolour works by drawing Italian landscapes and working out how to create washes and blends.

Pupils worked really hard labeling colours and sometimes labeling what they might use the colour for. How amazing are these!!

Year 6 - Miro inspired carved prints

Pupils used WW2 images to build their designs.

Then they abstracted the shapes using Miro as their reference for style.

Then they chose colours to convey how they would have felt in WW2. Pupils chose red and orange

for danger and browns to represent the destruction and debris.

Year 1 - Portraits