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Art and Design 

Children develop a range of artistic skills through curriculum work and specialist whole school art days throughout the year. They experiment with and develop their proficiency in using a range of tools, techniques and materials. They are also encouraged to develop their creativity, self-expression and independent thinking; which promotes high level of enjoyment and self-confidence.

Within the art curriculum, children are introduced to the work of a variety of famous artists and given the opportunity to work with visiting artists.

Children’s artwork supports and enriches other areas of the curriculum, and is regularly displayed including in our school art gallery.

 

Year One

Autumn

Self-portrait, including looking at the work of artists Picasso, Freida Carlo and Andy Walhol

 

Spring

Investigating Materials, including weaving and collage

 

Summer

Sculpture and relief

Developing skills in 3d materials such as clay and Modroc.

 

Year Two

Autumn

 

Picture This – The skill of composition

Spring

Seaside art: Developing the skills of paint and collage; looking at the sea in different seasons and weather. Studying the work of Turner and other artists

 

Summer

 

Do buildings speak? 3d sculpture