Our aim is to teach Art in an exciting and creative way which ensures all pupils are engaged, inspired and challenged as they journey through the school.
We encourage children to have an appreciation and a love of Art through the study of a range of artists, craft makers, architects, designers and sculptors from different eras.
The purpose of our Art Curriculum is to develop and master skills in painting, sketching, drawing and sculpting using a variety of media and materials as well as observing the differences and similarities through a range of styles. They do this through exploration of the seven forms of art; line, shape, colour, texture, space, form and value.
By developing inquisitive minds, we encourage our pupils to be knowledgeable and discerning critics of their work and the work of others leading them to develop skills of reviewing, refining, improving and evaluating their own pieces of Art.
Through their knowledge of Art, pupils will be able to make links in all disciplines and to access the Arts through a range of experiences, leading to all pupils to know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our communities.
Children are given a knowledge organiser at the beginning of each unit which outlines the main topics to be covered and introduces children to the key vocabulary they will be using. These are referred to throughout the Art lessons and can be taken home to reinforce and support learning at home.
Children are given sketch books in Year 1 and these follow the children through the school. Verbal marking and feedback is given to the children whilst they are completing their Artwork in class so the children can review and edit their work during the lesson.