At Spilsby Primary we teach art and design as it allows our children to explore, build on and record their own creative and imaginative ideas. It helps our children to work with a range of materials.
Year 6 explored the traditional art works created by the Inuit people of the Arctic. They investigated the different techniques and styles used and the materials they worked with. They then created their own Polar animal sculpture by recreating the traditional techniques using a block of soap. They soon realised that patience was key and slow scraping movements were needed, to ensure not too much pressure was applied and to minimise large chunks breaking off.