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Statement of Intent

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.

 

 

Art Skills Progression

Art Overview

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Exploring mark making

Sculpture

Clay houses

Fabric Printing

Link Artist: William Morris

Water colours – flowers in Spring

Observational drawing of animals

Snails in clay

2

 

Collage

Africa

 

Water colours – Space theme (backgrounds)

Antony Gormley sculpture

Mark making houses

Painting

Turner - seascapes

Minibeasts

in clay

3

Artist

 

Water colours –

ice palace

Collage Roman Mosaic

 

Frogs

in clay

Sculpture Stonehenge Drawing. Charcoal and ink.  Britain from the stone age.

Mark making

robots

4

Faith Ringgold quilt design

 

Different breads

in clay

Mark making

Forest scene

Collage of Egyptian art

 

Painting. compare and contrast rural scenes.

 

Water colours –

fireworks

5

Tudor crowns

Tudor rose (in own pottery design) in clay

Paintings portaits

Water colours – Space theme

(planets)

Mark making

Viking longships/weapons

Artist

 

6

Artist

 

Collage

Rivers

Mark making – Mythical beasts and creatures

 

Sculpture

Medusa head

Painting

Water colours – imaginary worlds

 

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