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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Art

At Thorpe Lea Primary School Art and Design is taught throughout the school. From the Nursery up to the year 6 class, Art and Design is weaved throughout the curriculum. Art and Design allows for many links to other subjects, and our teaching staff take full advantage of this to allow them to use art in a variety of different lessons, not just during timetabled Art and Design. 

 

 

While all members of the teaching staff are responsible for teaching Art and Design, Miss Robinson is the Art and Design Lead for the school. Miss Robinson is responsible for ensuring Art and Design is taught to a high standard throughout our school, and also organises additional opportunities for Art and Design for all year groups.

 

Last year Thorpe Lea was lucky enough to have an ‘Art Week’. During that time, the entire school’s focus was a specific painting; ‘Men of the docks’ by George Bellows. All classes studied this painting and each class came up with their own response to it. These pieces of work were then displayed at our ‘Thorpe Lea Art Gallery’, for one afternoon only, which all parents were invited to attend!

This wonderful event is something we will be repeating this year!

 

 

 

Purpose of the study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 

The national curriculum

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

 

Key stage 2

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

Pupils will be taught:

§ 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.

Art and Design Long Term Plan

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Abstract and Realism

 

Pupils learn about a range of artists, and are able to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work.

Portraits

(History link)

Pupils taught to develop a wide range of art techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Artist Study (Photographers)

(ICT link)

Pupils learn about a range of artists, and are able to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work.

Collage (Monet, Van Gogh)

(Science link)

Pupils taught to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Plastic Animals (Eco-friendly)

(Geography link)

Pupils taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Colour Chaos

 

Pupils taught to develop a wide range of art techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

2

Coat of Arms

(History link)

Pupils taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Great Fire of London Houses

(History and Geography link)

Pupils taught to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Andy Goldsworthy

(Geography link)

Pupils learn about a range of artists, and are able to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work.

Monet Garden Landscapes

(Geography link)

Pupils learn about a range of artists, and are able to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work.

Giacometti

 

 

Printing

Pupils taught to develop a wide range of art techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

 

3

Re-creating Cave Paintings and Clay Stonehenge

(DT and History link)

Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

 

 

 

 

Creating the farm from Charlotte’s Web

(Literacy link)

Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

 

Artists from around the world

(Geography link)

Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

 

Traditional Aboriginal Art

(Geography link)

Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

 

Detailed drawing of our local area

(Geography and History links)

Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

 

4

Warhol

(Geography link) Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

 

Death Masks

(Geography link) Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

 

Turner

(Geography link) Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

Mosaics

(History link) Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

 

Italian Architecture

(History link) Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

London Art (London Underground)

(Geography link)

 Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

5

Roman Sculptures

(Geography and History links) Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

Local Artist Study (Royal Holloway link?)

(Geography link) Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Design Death Masks

(History link) Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Turner

Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

Transport Related (Titanic?)

(Geography link) Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Space Related

(Science link) Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

6

Sketching and Murals

Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Making Ceramic Poppies

(History link)

Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Tudor Rose

(History and Geography link) Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

Picasso

Pupils taught about great artists, architects and designers in history

Banksy

(Geography link) Pupils taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Portraits (self and inventors)

(History link) Pupils taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

 

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