Art and Design
Art at Woodnook
The aim of our Art curriculum is to ensure that our pupils are given quality opportunities and experiences to use their senses to explore, investigate, record and communicate ideas and feelings through personal creativity, using a variety of media. The pupils will be exposed to and encouraged to find out more about a range of artists, art movements and cultures. They will also be able to use the language of art to describe and evaluate their work.
The pupils will have FAIR access to all art activities and will be supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best.
As instructed by the EYFS Framework (2021) and the National Curriculum, we aim for all pupils to have experienced and succeeded in meeting the standards set out below. Support for pupils with SEND will be based on individual needs, with support and resources provided as appropriate.
Art and Design falls within the Early Learning Goals for ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ and ‘Physical Development (Fine Motor Skills). The pupils have daily opportunities to be creative and expressive through access to the creative, mark making and malleable areas.
By the end of EYFS, pupils should:-
- Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools, and techniques while experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
- Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.
- Make use of props and materials when role-playing characters in narratives and stories.
- Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paintbrushes and cutlery.
- Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.
Key Stage 1
By the end of KS1, pupils should:-
- 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.
- Have knowledge of 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.
- Record their ideas, thoughts, feelings and evaluations in a sketch book.
Key Stage 2
By the end of KS2, pupils should:-
- 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, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
- Record their ideas, thoughts, feelings and evaluations in a sketch book
Alongside the statutory frameworks, we use the Lancashire KLIPS. These have been split into year groups with suggested artists and designers by the subject leader.
All pupils have a weekly Art or DT lesson. Art units can be stand alone or linked to a unit where appropriate. All new art units begin with an age appropriate unit starter. This will include an introduction to a particular artist/art movement /culture and examples of their work.
Pupils will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and practise skills for the duration of the unit. They will be have the opportunity to evaluate their own work in order to further improve it, as well as being encouraged to express their opinions on known artists’ work.
Links have been made with the local art gallery and pupils will visit The Howarth Art Gallery at least once during their time at Woodnook.
Sketch books are used from Years 1-6 and should be used weekly. Each unit will start with an introduction to an artist/ art movement. This will be age appropriate. There will be a weekly TLO. The sketch books record the pupils’s thoughts and ideas and skills practise. Examples of recording could be in the form of photos, sticky notes, pupils’ drawing and painting, examples of artists/ art movements. Marking will be in the form of an acknowledgment of the pupils’s work. Where appropriate, a next step could be included to further develop and encourage the pupils’ thinking.
All pupils have a weekly Art every other half term. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and practise skills for the duration of the unit. They will have the opportunity to evaluate their own work to aid further improvements, as well as being encouraged to express their opinions on known artwork.
Sketch books are used from Years 1-6 and are used weekly. Each unit starts with an introduction to an artist. This will be age appropriate. There will be a weekly TLO. The sketch books record the pupils’ thoughts and ideas, skills practise and evaluations. Examples of recording could be in the form of photos, sticky notes, photos, pupils' drawing and painting. Marking will be in the form of an acknowledgment of the pupils' work. Where appropriate, a next step could be included to further develop and encourage the pupils’ thinking.
Look at these amazing portraits of Mrs Dean that were entered into the 'Sky Arts Portrait Challenge'!