“I have enjoyed drawing and sketching because you can put your imagination onto a piece of paper.”–Sophia
“I liked doing my collage because I could use different textures to make a picture.”-Poppy
“Art is an important subject as it helps you be imaginative and creative.”-Rosie
“Art makes me feel relaxed and happy.”-Jem
“I really enjoyed the Starry Night paintings.”-Humphrey
At Manland, we use the National Curriculum for art alongside the Chris Quigley scheme of work. Pupils are taught artistic skills, alongside learning about artists and the historical and cultural development of art forms. Pupils learn about how art is both reflected in and has shaped our history, as well as how it has contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
We enrich our classroom teaching of art in many ways. For example, pupils are able to take part in a wide variety of activities throughout the year, such as Art Days and House Learning Days. The pupil’s learning is enhanced as they have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists from around the world.
There are many art competitions to take part in during the year. Pupil’s learning and talents are celebrated in assemblies, as well as, on the school website and Twitter account.
Our Aims – Art National Curriculum
The National Curriculum for Art 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.
Ways to Develop Art Skills at Home
- Try to visit art galleries and exhibitions whenever possible
- Encourage your child to paint, draw or take part in artistic activities
- Create artwork from a range of materials, including art outside in nature.
- Visit websites where children can take part in digital art exercises, such as, https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/4-websites-where-kids-can-create-digital-art.html
- Encourage children to become more familiar with great artists from history by visiting museum websites, such as, http://gws.ala.org/tags/art-history