Our Intent: Why our Art curriculum looks like this
The Green Lane Art curriculum includes specific art skills teaching alongside the study of great artists and artworks linked to the topics our children study from Year 1 to Year 6. We offer a high-quality art education that will:
Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English, History and Geography. From Year 2 to Year 6, we follow a skills progression document that provides children with the skills to succeed as they grow as artists.
What are the aims of the Green Lane Curriculum for Art?
The Green Lane Curriculum for Art follows the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure that all pupils:
Foundation Stage Content
The Foundation Stage offers the children opportunities to find out and learn about the world they live in. It provides a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity. Children are guided to explore all eight areas of Art learning. We relate the creative development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. The children’s learning includes art, designing & making, dance, role-play and imaginative play. The range of experience are imaginative and enjoyable.
Art Subject Content: Key Stage 1
Pupils should develop a knowledge and understanding of expressing their thoughts and feelings through the use of a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Pupils should be taught:
Art Subject Content: Key Stage 2
Pupils are 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 use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils should become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Pupils show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.
Pupils should be taught about:
Implementation and Impact: How do we teach our Art curriculum and what is the purpose of our Art curriculum?
|The implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Green Primary Academy is based on the National Curriculum and supported by our school Art Progression document, ensuring the teaching of a broad range of skills.|
The children are taught art as part of their termly topic work and as a focus during their PPA days. Areas covered include printmaking based on topics work such as fossils, nature and space; sculpture, including jewellery, junk modelling and willow; mosaics and textiles using a range of mixed media such as batik and weaving. Cross curricular activities are encouraged within the curriculum.
We have links with many local artists who encourage and inspire pupils to take up art as a career in the future. The children's learning is further enhanced with whole school displays where children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.
Every child in Key stage 2 has a sketchbook to record their artwork. Children are encouraged to practise the skills that they are developing in their sketchbooks so that their refined skills can be used in their final piece. Sketchbooks are used for practise and final pieces during drawing and painting teaching.
As part of their termly topic work, year groups will study different artists. The artists studied have been carefully chosen, including those from the local area and artists from different cultural/historical backgrounds. Children will be encouraged to consider the artwork produced by the artists that they study and develop their own opinions.
Our school environment is extremely important as a means of creating an inspirational place in which to learn; it adds greater depth and breadth. High quality displays reinforce learning and allow concepts to be viewed in different ways: it also raises self-esteem and encourages pride in the classroom and school. Displays at Green Lane reinforce our commitment to high standards as well as acting as a resource to guide, support and celebrate children’s learning.
Children will develop their artistic skills throughout the year groups in these key areas:
Using drawing materials
Opinions on artwork
Please click here to view our Progression of Skills for Art.
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