Art within our Early Years curriculum encourages children to explore a wide range of media and materials. They develop their fine motor skills whilst using scissors, glue, hole punches and mark making equipment. We use the work of famous artists and sculptors as a basis of some of our creations.
Our 'Creative Curriculum' links Art with other subjects within a theme. Current themes include: 'At the Seaside', Gardener's World', 'Keeping Safe', 'The Great Fire of London and 'Here and There'. The children will develop their skills using a range of media and materials, ensuring they build upon what has been learnt in the Early Years.
The skills development in Art will be further developed through Lower KS2. Our 'Creative Curriculum' continues to form the thematic learning within which the children learn about the styles of a range of artists and are able to use their techniques in their own creations. Links are made to our school's local environment, where the children draw maps and use photographs as a basis for art. They design and make flags whilst learning about pirates and whilst creating a shop for Cullingworth they look at the art of Andy Warhol.
Within upper KS2 our children hone and develop their skills further whilst investigating visual and tactile elements. They explore a wider range of art materials, whilst developing the use of tools and their use further. Much of this learning continues within 'Creative Curriculum' time, although separate lessons will also target specific skills