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Our Vision

 

We recognise that an art and design education helps to foster a positive attitude amongst our children.

We will aim to deliver a high quality art and design education to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and qualities such as enthusiasm, passion, inspiration and ambition so that our children can invent and create their own works of art. 

Programme of Study

Art at our school

 

If you take a wander through our school, your eyes will be instantly drawn to the variety of amazing and vibrant artwork on display.  From scenes of 3D British wildlife to children's versions of Dali's 'Elephants', you will gain an insight into how important we value our art and design education and how our children participate in different creative activities to develop different art techniques and learn about a variety of artists.

 

Art and design is taught as a stand alone subject but we believe it is important to be cross curricular to broaden other areas of the curriculum.  High quality and inspiring workshops are arranged throughout the year to challenge our children and give them experiences and aspirations for the future.  

 

We display our children's artwork in the community which gives them a huge sense of pride and achievement, linking closely with SMSC.  

 

Art and Design in Key Stage 1

 

During Key Stage 1 pupils will develop their creativity and imagination by sharing ideas and drawing on experiences. They will explore a range of media, such as drawing, painting and sculpture. The children will begin to understand a range of art techniques including colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space; and use these to represent their ideas and feelings. A range of artists will be studied and the children will be encouraged to describe the similarities between different techniques and artists, making links to their own work.

 

Art and Design in Key Stage 2

 

During Key Stage 2 pupils will continue to develop their creativity and imagination through more complex activities and using a wider range of materials such as pencil, charcoal, paint and clay. These will help to build on the skills learnt in Key Stage 1 and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques. Children will be taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They will increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, such as artists, architects and designers, during different periods of history and from different cultures.

 

Visits and Trips

 

 

Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016

Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 1
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 2
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 3
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 4
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 5
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 6
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 7
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 8
Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a graffiti workshop - February 2016 9
In April, four children from Years 4 and 6 were taken to the 'What if...' gallery in Dartford to undertake a workshop linked to developing their skills in art.  As well as appreciating the variety of different artwork pieces on display in the gallery, the children were given opportunities to develop their own skills such as using water colours, pastels, different materials and even try calligraphy!

London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4

London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4 1
London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4 2
London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4 3
London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4 4
London Blitz scenes by the children in Year 4 5

Y6 children make ceramic tiles with a local artist

Y6 children make ceramic tiles with a local artist  1
Some examples of work
Egyptian amulets using clay (Year 4), children's versions of 'The Snail' by Matisse (Years 1,3 and 5), graffiti boards (Years 5 and 6), Egyptian side portraits (Year 4) and children's versions of 'The Son of a Man' by Magritte (Year 6).  
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