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Art & Design

Art Week 2017

Our Art week this year takes place from February 13th-17th 2017. 

During our Art week, we will practise a vast range of art skills, including sketching, colour investigations, sculpture, batik, printing, paint techniques and sewing and textiles. We will also look at many artists, evaluate their work and use it to inspire our own. 

This year, our Art week will link to our Geography focus. Each year group has been allocated a part of the world, alongside an artist: our topics range from The Rainforest to art in Japan. 

After Art week, we will update our photo gallery with images of the wonderful masterpieces we have produced. 

 

Art Week 2016

Introduction

As a school we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art and Design. We see this as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing an ‘Arts Rich Curriculum’ for our children. We believe that by developing this we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives both within and beyond school. We see Art and Design as a means to support learning in a range of ways. The skills that are developed in these subjects can be transferred across the curriculum and thus aid learning.

Through the teaching of art and design, we focus on:

  • Observing detail
  • Sensitive, analytical and critical responses
  • Increasing confidence
  • Striving for high standards
  • Raising self-esteem
  • Imagination and creative expression
  • Investigative techniques
  • The opportunity to compare, contrast and appreciate different cultures

Aims

As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Planning

As an integral part of school life, art and design subjects are embedded in the school’s ethos and planning mechanisms. These may be taught as discrete subjects or may form part of a wider topic approach. Art and design time is managed effectively and creatively allowing pupils sustained time for some work. This includes cross curricular projects which can be blocked or allocated time on a weekly basis. An ‘Art Week‘ is planned each year on a chosen theme, the culmination of which is an exhibition for parents which will form the yearly renewal of display in the hall, corridors, resource rooms etc.

Further details about how we teach Art & Design can be found by clicking the downloadable documents at the top of this page.