“I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for”
Art is delivered following the National Curriculum and pupils learn the key components and techniques of the subject such as basic drawing, painting, craft and design techniques; evaluating and analysing designs; researching artists and understanding the historical and cultural development of their forms.
All learners are supplied with a sketchpad to record their Art ‘Journeys’ over the school year. These sketch pads are crucial in recording progress, skills, experimentation and imagination. They allow our learners to develop their ideas and to show progression in their artistic ability. We also implement a cross curricular method to the subject, incorporating ICT skills, English, Humanities.
Learners are able to work on live projects and with practising artists, this is an area that we will continue to develop to allow our students to develop an insight into real life projects. We recognise and celebrate the work children bring into school from home, which shows the skills they have learnt being utilised.
We enter students to gain a range of qualifications based on their suitability; these include Arts Award Discover, Explore and Bronze; WJEC Creative, Media and Performance Arts (Including units on painting and drawing, ceramics, textiles, 3D and printmaking); AQA Unit Awards; AQA GCSE Arts, Craft and Design.
Art Curriculum Overview
Art in Primary
Basic Drawing Skills
We use Art units of work provided by Hamilton Trust, designed specifically for primary pupils, to ensure our lessons consistently meet the aims of the national curriculum.
KS1 – Seasonal Changes Weather Art, Colour Chaos, The Oceans Collage, Let’s Sculpt!, Introducing Print, Inspiration from The Greats
KS2 – Seasonal Changes Weather Art, Famous for More than Five Minutes, Collage – Meet the Designers, Sculptors, Block Printing, River Art inspired by Monet