Broadgreen is a happy, thriving, inclusive community where our children feel safe and valued and where together we aim to excel. We inspire pupils through collaborative and creative learning experiences, enabling them to achieve their goals by providing high quality teaching in a stimulation environment. Art forms an important part of the curriculum. It stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the pupils unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Therefore we believe that it should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into other curriculum lessons. Our Art Drop Down Days gives the pupils the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the world of the artist and their style.
We provide lots of different art materials for children to use and new media are constantly added over time. Every child builds up a varied and personal collection of artwork each year in their own sketchbook, improving and refining their skills over time.
Colourful, high-quality displays provide a stimulating and aesthetically attractive school environment and reward the children’s artistic efforts to give them pride in their artwork and abilities.
Our Art Planning follows the National Curriculum and aims to ensure that:
Key Stage 1 pupils are taught:
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- 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;
Key Stage 2 pupils are taught:
- 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
- to create 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.