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A snapshot of our learning at the start of our whole school project “A picture tells a thousand words.”

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A snapshot of our learning in Art, from Summer 1

Our reception classes have been working with artist, Miss Smith, to create flowers in the style of impressionist artists.

The children in year 1 have been looking at the work of an artist called Georgia O’Keefe.

A snapshot of our Art from Spring Term 1

The children in the nursery have been looking at the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. They have mixed mud and painted with it! How lovely!

Our reception children have been working with artist, Miss Smith. They have been looking at hot and cold colours.

Year 1 have been down to the bridge near our school. They looked carefully and drew what they could see. They looked at bridge paintings by artist Vincent Van Gogh and compared their learning with his paintings.

Year 2 have been practising the skill of printing, using Funky Foam. They observed real flowers and flowers from prints by William Morris. 

At our school art is an important and integral part of the curriculum. We teach art to stimulate creativity, imagination and as a way for children to make sense of the world they live in. The teaching and learning of art is linked very closely to the acquisition of vocabulary and its meaning, and is considered a strength of the school.

Children will experience a carefully planned and varied art curriculum which includes opportunities for them to develop the skills of drawing, painting, collage, 3D and textiles. Staff plan to ensure a progression in the teaching and learning of the elements of art (line, tone, texture, colour and pattern) and provide the children with stimulating resources, including a wide variety of artist’s work from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. These resources, including real life drawing and painting opportunities, are chosen purposefully to support and enhance other curriculum areas.

All children are encouraged to reflect on and evaluate their own art work, and that of others, and they are supported well by staff so that they are able to reach their full potential.  SEND children, in particular, achieve great success in art and this, in turn, raises their self-esteem.

At Whitefield,  the Art objectives from the National Curriculum are taught, focusing very much on developing children’s skills. Artist work is used frequently to develop our children’s vocabulary and as a stimulus for creative writing .  It is a great contributing factor to the high standards our children achieve.

 

The content of the Key Stage One Art and Design curriculum includes pupils learning to:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
  • 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.

 

 

Our reception classes have been working with artist, Miss Smith. They have been learning how to use a pencil and a paintbrush to make lines and shapes.

Year 1 have been looking at the artist Pablo Picasso. They drew self portraits and added colour.

Year 2 have been looking at the artist Paul Horton. The children have been using the skills of line, shape and colour to create their own work.

A focus on drawing skills.

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Year 2

We looked closely at the sweet corn and drew what we saw. I hope you are impressed by our drawing skills.

One of the girls in Class 1 drew this after her drawing activity. Well done.

Welcome to our autumn art gallery
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We hope you like our autumn art gallery. Miss Smith has worked with year 1 and year 2. They have been looking at the skills of line, shape, tone, colour and pattern. Art is a very important part of our cross curricular approach to learning.
Welcome to our art gallery!
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Welcome to our Autumn term art gallery.
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Welcome to our summer term art gallery!
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Welcome to our spring term art gallery!
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We hope, as you have looked at our art work, that you will have seen a progression of skills. Thank you for looking!
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