At Thornhill Primary School, we believe that high quality art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative and critical understanding. Our Art curriculum provides children with the opportunity to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture work as well as given the opportunity to explore a range of artists. It is important for all children to be exposed to a range of artists and mediums.
Many areas of art link with mathematical ideas of shape and space: for example, when printing repeating patterns and designs and thinking about 3D shapes to support structures.
In Art children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age related verbal and written reflection using the language of art, craft and design.
Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on their learning. Children will be engaged, inspired and challenged to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
As a school we will endeavour to bring in visitors to widen the learning within Art and inspire the artists within the school. This will support children in knowing how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.