Art

OUR SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTENT

Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generous, kind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilience, integrity and joy.

ART

The school Statement of Intent is at the very heart of everything we do in school and the arts are at it’s core. We believe that art enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. They therefore experiment creatively with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes to produce unique pieces of work which show off their individuality. Self evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught not only how to articulate their feelings about their own work using specialist vocabulary but also how to be resilient to achieve their goals.

We use sketchbooks to record both experience and imagination, to help the children develop their ideas and to show progression in their artistic ability. Children are happy to work on their own and also to collaborate with others on projects in two and three dimensions and on small and large scales.

At St Lawrence, art is not just taught in a designated art lesson, but wherever appropriate it is also linked to the wider curriculum as it gives children the opportunities to bring topics to life, especially in RE and this helps children to understand how art is also ‘rooted in God’. Children also explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. We invite specialist artists in to work with the children, to inspire them and challenge their thinking and creativity. We give children the opportunities to visit museums and galleries, developing their skills of observation and evaluation as well as show the work of more able learners at the Open Exhibition at the Harris Museum. This further motivates children into becoming confident artists, ready for the next stage of education.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Children throughout the school will have the chance to participate in at least six sessions of extra-curricular art or crafts activity every year. We believe that these less formal opportunities for artistic support, allow children to develop their unique and individual style and interests. The clubs allow more scope for ideas to be contributed, as well as consolidating what is taught through the arts curriculum. 

ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED OPPORTUNITIES

Please see the 'Creative Arts' Policy for more information on how we cater for more able children in the arts.

NATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR ART

Each year group will plan from the National Curriculum document and will cover all of statutory requirements for that key stage. The objectives will be revisited and reviewed in a progressive way through each year group. Please see below the learning that each key stage will cover. Exemplified objectives for each year group can be found on the class pages in the form of the half-termly topic webs. Curriculum coverage can also be found by searching the files at the bottom of this page.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Key Stage 1
Pupils will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and develop their control over a range of materials and media. They will be introduced to a range of arts, crafts and designs and begin to use their work as inspiration for their own ideas.

By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils at St Lawrence CE Primary School will have covered the following:

  • used a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • used drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • developed a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • learnt about 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

These objectives will be covered throughout Years 1 and 2. 

Key Stage 2

Pupils will be taught how to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils at St Lawrence CE Primary School will have covered the following:

  • created sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

These objectives will be covered through each year group in KS2.

For more precise information about Art skills coverage and progression, please see the files listed on this page.

This is what a Barton St Lawrence Artist looks like:
 

YEAR 1:
Unit: Clay sculpture

Painting:
Name different types of paint and their properties; e.g. watercolours / ready mix.
Mix shades and tones

 

Drawing: 
Experiment with a variety of media; pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk.
Observe and draw shapes from observations
Control the types of marks made with a range of media.
Invent new shapes (e.g. icebergs)
Investigate tone by drawing light / dark lines, light / dark shapes.
3-D clay:
Manipulate malleable materials in a variety of ways including rolling and kneading.
Manipulate malleable materials to make a sculpture.
Change the surface of a malleable materials
Understand the safety and basic care of materials and tools.

 

YEAR 2:
Unit: Printing

Sketching in the open air
Record and explore ideas from first hand observations. Experiment with a variety of media; pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk. Control the types of marks made with the range of media. Name, match and draw lines/marks from observations. Invent new lines. Investigate tone by drawing light/dark lines, light/dark patterns, light/dark shapes.

 

Printing. Make simple marks on rollers and printing palettes. Roll printing ink to create patterns. Build repeating patterns and recognise pattern in the environment. Create simple printing blocks with press print. Design more repetitive patterns. Experiment with overprinting motifs and colour. 

 

YEAR 3: 
Unit: Clay sculpture

Drawing and Painting:
Experiment with ways in which surface detail can be added to drawings.
Use journals to collect and record visual information from different sources, annotate in their sketchbooks.
Draw for a sustained period of time at an appropriate level.
Make marks  and lines with a wide range  of drawing implements e.g. charcoal, pencil, crayon, chalk pastels, pens etc.
Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to create lines and marks / draw different forms and shapes
Begin to show an awareness of objects having a third dimension.
Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to achieve variations in tone.
Apply tone in a drawing in a simple way.
Create textures with a wide range of drawing implements.
Apply a simple use of pattern and texture in a drawing.

 

Experiment with different and effects and textures in paint, work on a range of scales e.g. thin brush on small picture etc.
Create different effects and textures with paint according to what they need for the task.

 

Exploring moulding clay and investigating its qualities
Plan, design and make models from observation or imagination.
Join clay adequately and construct a simple base for extending and modelling other shapes.

 

Create surface patterns and textures in a malleable material. Evaluating Annotate work in journal. Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about it. Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.



 

YEAR 4:
Unit: Printing

Experiment with ways in which surface detail can be added to drawings and paintings
Experiment with various grades of pencil and other implements to create lines and makes / draw different lines and shapes / achieve variation in tone
Begin to show awareness of objects having a third dimension
Mixed media sketching for a background to a print. Also, sketching initial ideas for a printing block. Mark-making:
Question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work

 

Printing: 
Create printing blocks using an impressed method
Create repeating patterns

 

Final evaluation Evaluating:
Annotate work in a journal
Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about it
Adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further




YEAR 5:
Unit: Abstract Art (including large scale drawings and 3D work)

Surface of a planet 3-D
Shape, form, model and construct from observation or imagination.
Plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work.
Produce intricate patterns and textures in a malleable media.
Mix and match colours to create atmosphere and light effects. 
Be able to identify and work with complementary and contrasting colours.

 

YEAR 6:
Unit: Self portraits

Investigating artists Exploring and developing ideas:
Explore the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from different times and cultures. 
Questions and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work.

 

Using a range of media to create a self portrait Drawing: 
Use a journal to collect and develop ideas>
identify artists who have worked in a similar way to their own.
Use dry media to make different marks, lines, patterns, textures and shapes.
Explore colour mixing and blending techniques
Start to develop their own style using tonal contrast and mixed media
Begin to develop an awareness of composition, scale and proportion

 

Developing paintings from a drawing Painting:
Develop a painting from a drawing
Carry out preliminary studies, trying out different media and materials and mixing appropriate. Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them.
 

 

Abstract portraiture

 

Developing a large scale portrait in the style of another artist (Modigliana in this case) / Create imaginative work from a variety of sources

 

Digital work in the style of Picasso. Digital Media:
Use a graphics package to create and manipulate new images  Star evaluation.

 

Written evaluation Evaluating and Developing Work:
Annotate work in a journal
Compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them.



 

Here is a fabulous snapshot of the art work that is going on or displayed in school at the moment. 

Year 2 Clay sculptures - Children explored the work of Keith Haring. They then produced observational drawings of people and went on to make their own clay sculptures.

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Art display to showcase skills progression across the school.

Year 3 Textiles - A map to show the Alaskan landscape. Weaving, sewing, dying, overdrawing, batik, glueing etc. were some of the key skills learnt. Cross- curricular link to Geography.

Whole school Mosaic. We have worked with a local artist to design and create this wonderful mosaic. 

KS2 large scale drawings using pastels. Cross - curricular link to History.

KS2 portraiture - Focus upon observational drawing, mixed media, overdrawing, shading.

KS2 digital media (Queen Vicotria). Cross curricular link to History

Year 2 Printing - Our local area. The children made observational sketches of the local area and school grounds. They then went on to make quickprints of the simplified drawings. They used rotation and background colouring to make their scenes look dramatic.

Map in the style of Kandinsky. Cross curricular link to Geography

Art work produced during RE. 

Amara Pilling (Reception Class) has been chosen to show some of her fantastic artwork at the Harris Museum. Here is a snapshot, or to see it the virtual display, click here: https://www.theharris.org.uk/product/harris-open-2021/ 

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