This morning year 1 children from Archbishop Sumner Primary started their new half term by bringing together the knowledge they had learnt from last term into self portraits, experimenting with colour and developing their skills with watercolours. The children were encouraged to look at their own faces through mirrors and to experiment with colour to fill their page and create contrast in their images. This produced a great range of styles and ideas and freed the children from trying to emulate a portrait the teacher might have done themselves as a starter. Artist Liz Atkin was on hand to give advice and encourage the children’s creative thinking. This all part of our 2 year programme developing Growth Mindset through the Arts, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.