Art & DESIGN
Art is taught discretely in order to ensure progression of skills, but also links with topics and enriches the wider curriculum where appropriate. Art lessons are focused on developing the skills of drawing, painting and sculpture and give children practical opportunities to learn and master various techniques using a range of resources. Through Art they also apply the cross-curricular skills of observing, describing, analysing, comparing and contrasting, evaluating and using a range of interesting and relevant vocabulary. We use a range of creative starting points such as famous paintings, interesting objects, visits and visitors, stories and tv documentaries to engage and inspire the children.
Units of work are planned and delivered by the Art and Design specialist teacher for half a term 3 times a year in Y1-Y6 as whole class lessons
EYFS units of work are planned and introduced by the Art and Design specialist and taught in small groups as part of the early years provision by EYFS staff alongside continuous provision opportunities for Expressive Arts and Design
The Art & Design curriculum is enhanced and enriched by various extra-curricular activities where children can explore skills, techniques and resources in smaller groups through art clubs and special art projects. We also continue to introduce the children to a wider range of artists of different ethnicities, genders, times and cultures, particularly those that represent the diversity of our school and of multicultural Britain, through special art assemblies, whole school challenges and home learning activities.