Art and Design
At Broad Oak we engage, inspire and challenge pupils to develop their knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
In Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They will develop a wide range of techniques using colour, patterns, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will look at a range of artists, craft makers and designers, looking at similarities and differences and making links to their own work.
In Key Stage 2 pupils will build on and develop their techniques from Key stage 1 using a range of materials, as well as creating sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They will learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
If you wish to see what each year group is doing this term in art, please click on the “Children” section and select the relevant class.
Our Intent for Art
At Broad Oak Primary School we believe that art lessons support our mission statement by giving children the opportunity to develop their creativity, imagination and potential. In lessons, children not only develop their art skills but also have the opportunity to express themselves and their individuality through art. Through art, children also develop the ability to express their feelings and emotions. At Broad Oak we aim to offer an inclusive and broad range of opportunities and experiences for all of our children. By the time children leave school, we aim for children to not only have developed an enjoyment of using a range of art materials but to also have developed an appreciation of some of the great artists.
The national curriculum states that: Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. (National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study published 11 September 2013).
Our Implementation for Art
Our school focusses on developing key skills as set out in the Lancashire scheme of work, which is adapted to meet the needs of our own children. Throughout their time at school, children develop their artistic skills in 6 key areas: drawing, painting, collage, 3D form, print and textiles, ensuring they cover a range of these in each year group. Details of topics covered in each year group are shown on our art curriculum map, which can be found on the art curriculum area of our school website. As well as developing these key skill areas, children also have many opportunities to apply their art skills in many other curriculum areas.
Children develop and progress their creative skills throughout their time at school, whilst developing a variety of artistic skills through using a wide variety of art materials. Children progress their own skills in drawing, painting and sculpture as they move through the Key Stages, exploring the use of colour, shape and texture in art. Children also have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the work of other known artists. We hope to equip children with the language and skills needed to talk about famous artwork and artists and make links between these and their own work.
Children use sketchbooks in year two and throughout key stage two during their time at school. This allows them to develop skills of experimenting with different ideas and techniques and evaluating their own work, with the opportunity to revisit their ideas. Our children’s artwork is celebrated throughout school, with displays in classrooms and around school, with children developing pride in their own artwork and achievements.
Our Impact for Art
Throughout their time at school, children will develop these key skills set out by the national curriculum aims.
These are as follows:
* 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.
The National Curriculum in England: Art and design programmes of study September 2013.
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
* to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
* to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
* to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
* about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
* to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
* to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
* about great artists, architects and designers in history.
We also use pupil interviews, sketch book looks and staff feedback to measure and monitor the impact of the art curriculum on pupils.
Additional opportunities for art include working with artists in residence, art workshops with other local schools, art and craft competitions in school, whole school art weeks and theme days. We also have an EYFS story craft club and Key Stage One and Two art and craft club during different terms.