National Curriculum Key Stage 2:
“Children should be able to 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.
Understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.”
The Alderton Junior School Art curriculum has been designed to develop learners who are confident across all areas of art and design and allow all children to experience the many forms of art; mark making, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printing and painting. They will learn how to mix colours and respond to the work of other artists and cultures as well as creating 3-dimensional work, ensuring everyone has a chance to experiment and build on their skills.
The art topics support the wider creative curriculum of the school (for example: studying the local artist Jacob Epstein in year 3 during a local area study, experimenting with 3D art-work during the study of the Egyptians in year 4 or creating a perspective drawing linked to WWII in year 6) and allow children to deepen their knowledge and understanding through experimentation and investigation. The children are encouraged to respond to feedback and make relevant improvements to their work, thereby developing their skills further.Art lessons also support our children's social and emotional wellbeing by allowing them the freedom to communicate in a range of different ways.
“Creativity takes courage.” - Henri Matisse
Mrs Laura Hammant