Welcome from the Principal

Art

Curriculum Team Leaders 

Mrs S Radestock
Miss J Marsden
Mrs J Donald
Mrs L Berry

Link Governor

Mrs I Gilhooley


At Peters Hill, our Art curriculum strives towards the following aims:

Children to investigate art around the world through research about artists/designers/crafts people, art movements etc.

For the purpose of artwork to be considered and discussed.

For skills, methods and techniques to be taught, and the children given opportunities to practice and refine these in sketchbooks.

To produce final pieces of artwork that incorporate and demonstrate the learning of the child.

For children to self/peer critique artwork throughout each unit particularly the final piece.

For artwork to be created to display and celebrate.

Teaching that focuses on the development of skills and knowledge.

 

We believe in Art, all children should:

Develop a strong sense of practical knowledge – making it possible to visually communicate and create ideas and demonstrate thought.

Understand component knowledge through the development of specialisms.  Intentionally ensuring that pupils are inducted into tradition of specialism e.g. drawing representationally, drawing expressively, drawing outside of expectations.

Progress through disciplinary knowledge, highlighting the multiple ways in which art exists, what artists do and why.

Develop theoretical knowledge of artists that shows the breadth of art and its narrative through history. 

 

Children become proficient artists through the development of the following learning pathways:

Pathway 1 - Building component knowledge – intentionally ensuring that pupils are inducted into tradition of specialism e.g. drawing representationally, drawing expressively, drawing outside of expectations.

Pathway 2 - Disciplinary knowledge – highlight the multiple ways in which art exists, what artists do and why.

Pathway 3 - Theoretical Knowledge – Art that shows the breadth of art and its narrative through history.

Pathway 4 - Practical Knowledge – Making it possible to visually communicate and create ideas and demonstrate thoughts.

Pathway 5 - Developing and refining final outcomes. 

 

Curriculum Drivers - How do our whole school values link to the subject?

AMBITION (Success) – Give opportunities to explore and be inspired by the work of artists, designers and crafts people. Analyse their methods and techniques. Teach these methods and techniques and allow children time to practise and refine them in sketchbooks before applying learning to a final piece of artwork.

BELIEF (Confidence)– Give children opportunities to critique their own and other pupils’ artwork at various stages of development. Celebrate what has worked well and encourage children to incorporate successful methods and techniques within their own work. Sketchbooks should show how children’s skills, methods and techniques have developed and progressed.

COMPASSION (Motivation) – Encourage children to understand the purpose of art in the world in which we live. Did the artist have a particular intent when they created their work? Does the work help us to understand how past civilisations lived? Does it capture a pivotal moment in history? Does it help us to understand ideas/thoughts/feelings? Is it politically motivated? Is it protesting against something? Is it trying to sell us something? Does it bring beauty to the world? What do they want to achieve in the artwork they create?

PRIDE (Knowledge)– Children should have the opportunity to work on individual, group, class and whole school artwork. Each unit of art should culminate in children creating a final quality piece of artwork that incorporates the learning of that unit. Skills that have been developed within the sketchbook should be evident within the final piece. The final pieces should be displayed, and other staff, children and parents invited to view when the opportunity arises.

RESPECT (Responsibility) – Children need to understand that art can have a significant impact on the individual. It can bring pleasure, inspiration or cause offence. Opinions about art should be greatly encouraged, but more so the valid justifications for these opinions. When talking about artwork appropriate language should be taught and used.

 

Please see the documents below outlining our whole school overview for art. 

 

Name Date  
Art Curriculum Pathway 18th January 2022 Download >
Art NC PoS 18th January 2022 Download >
Art Topic Overview 20th January 2022 Download >