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Elton Primary School

Art

At Elton Primary School our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential at Elton Primary School. It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.

 

Implementation:

 

How art is taught at Elton Primary School:

 

  • Our art curriculum provides a clear and comprehensive sequence of work that will show progression of skills across all key stages within the strands of Art.The children given an opportunity to present their sense of vision through observation, experimentation and illustration.
  • Pupils are encouraged to use their imagination through a wide variety of media and manipulative skills are developed as well as an awareness of colour, texture, design and dimension. Because the children will have access to key knowledge, language and meanings, they will be able to apply this to their work in Art and across the wider curriculum.
  • There will be, where applicable, links to develop the children’s learning experiences, which could take the form of whole school workshops or be linked to a wider cross curricular project.
  • Teaching should plan for a final piece of artwork to be produced/displayed and shared at the end of each topic.
  • Regular updates of sketchbook techniques will be demonstrated by the subject leader.

 

 Process

 

Key Stage 1:

  • Introduction to the artist/ art form to be studied.
  • Learn about the background of the subject
  • Use a range of materials and media to develop art and design techniques in the style of the subject studied
  • Produce a piece of work in the style of the subject studied
  • Evaluate work, making links and comparisons between theirs and the subject studied

 

Key Stage 2:

  • Children should be using their sketch books frequently as a place for them to experiment and try out techniques.
  • They should be considered an art sketch books to be used regularly and by the children’s own initiation so that ideas can be review and revisited.
  • Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques through topic work including their control and use of materials – increasingly being able to decide and choose which materials to use to produce a finished piece.
  • Pupils will be taught about great artists, architects and designers in history with equal attention being paid to men as well as women artists.
  • Produce a piece of work in the style of the subject studied
  • Evaluate work, making links and comparisons between theirs and the subject studied.

Coordinated whole-school project work ensures that art is given high status in the curriculum. This includes the school’s participation in the annual ‘Arts Day’ which enables further focus on children’s artistic skills and knowledge in collaboration with other local schools.
The school’s high-quality art curriculum is supported through the availability of a wide range of quality resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use of different media.

Impact

 

The structure of the art curriculum ensures that children are able to develop their knowledge and understanding of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of times and cultures and apply this knowledge to their own work. The consistent use of children’s sketchbooks means that children are able to review, modify and develop their initial ideas in order to achieve high quality outcomes. Children learn to understand and apply the key principles of art: line, tone, texture, shape, form, space, pattern, colour, contrast, composition, proportion and perspective. The opportunity for children to refine and develop their techniques over time is supported by effective lesson sequencing and progression between year groups. This also supports children in achieving age related expectations at the end of their cohort year.

Classroom displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their artwork and this is also demonstrated by creative outcomes across the wider curriculum. The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in art and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school, with outcomes, including sculptures, enhancing the outdoor, as well as indoor, environment. The art curriculum contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. Children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their cohort year.

 

Knowledge Mats Autumn Term 2021

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