Art

We have a lovely bright, airy room which is always decorated with displays of children’s work. This leads to a pottery area with a kiln and more working and display space. There is an adjoining I.C.T. suite shared between the Art and D&T departments which houses 6 computers. There is also an interactive whiteboard with video player in the main Art room.

Teaching British Values

Art helps to prepare students for British life by encouraging them to observe and record the world around them. It allows them to investigate a range of ideas, beliefs and cultures that are present in our society and inspires them to develop artwork that may be influenced by historical and contemporary British Art.

All pupils have Art one hour a week; most are taught by Mrs. Shelley. We have help one morning per week from a volunteer outside of school.

Pupils keep sketchbooks for research, designing and planning. Practical work involves drawing, painting, printing, collage, pottery, and sculpture. I.C.T. is used for research, design work, extension work and image manipulation and lessons can take place in one of the larger computer rooms when necessary.

Pupils work at different times from observation, memory and imagination. They study the work of a variety of artists and designers during their 4 years here and use this to inspire their own creativity. Art and artifacts from different parts of the world and different periods in history are also looked at. Children produce work on different scales, both figurative and abstract.

The strong links across the Federation ensure the very best artwork from all pupils.