Experimenting is key in EYFS and Year 1, and so children are given the opportunity to explore, investigate, and handle the different media to see what they can do. This helps develop a culture of thinking and problem solving at a greater depth level. As they move up through school, children continue to investigate and experiment, but specific techniques are taught to help them build upon their art skills further. By Years 5 and 6, children should be able to select and use appropriate tools and techniques for a specific purpose. Acquiring knowledge and understanding of various artists’ methods, motives and pieces of work ensures that our children access a global art curriculum, developing cultural capitalism and curiosity.
At the heart of the Art curriculum is investigation, exploration and enjoyment! Through creating a culture where ‘everyone is an artist in their own right’, each child has the freedom to experiment, develop, reflect, and importantly, progress. By adopting this mind-set, each child will raise their aspirations and achieve success in art, which in turn will support their mental health and well-being.
As a school, we aim to provide rich opportunities to support children to develop their Art skills in a variety of media. We take care to ensure that, each year, the children build on previous learning and enhance their skills, enabling them to upskill and progress to their full potential .
Everyone is an artist!
We are so proud of the children at our school! Look at all of the incredible Art going on across the school!
EYFS have been working together to creative a beautiful farm mural. They used the techniques of painting and printing.
Year 1 Art from Autumn term 2021