Children are introduced to the rich culture of Art by studying the work of artists from different parts of the world both past and present. All children are given opportunities to experiment with a range of mediums through which they are taught technical skills. We place an emphasis on the quality of presentation and encourage pride in achievements by displaying children’s work around the school.
(Art Week activities included Pointillism, Photography, Mud Rock, Origami, Batik and 3D Modelling -parents are invited to come into school and share the children’s work)
Children are taught the correct and safe use of tools before beginning any design project. A wide range of materials are used with which pupils are given the opportunity to learn, practise and develop appropriate skills.
Once children have identified the need for design activities, they are taught to plan their work carefully and realistically before making their finished product. Throughout their design work, children are taught to evaluate and modify the design where necessary.
At the end of each Art or DT project, children are given the opportunity to reflect and evaluate on their work. Children will consider any new skills they have learnt and also think about how confident they feel with this new skill. They reflect on what they would change to their work but also how they feel the skill could be improved in the future. If children have studied particular artists, they also reflect on how that artist has influenced their work. The chance for children to self-evaluate is important as they will use different techniques throughout their primary school education so when they return to a taught skill they can reflect back to any prior learning.