The National Curriculum: Art and Design
The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils can evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and have knowledge about great artists, craft makers and designers, understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Art at Petersfield Infant School
Through Art we intend to develop the children’s creative ability and to extend their awareness of visual representation in all its forms. The children will be given the opportunity to express their ideas and feelings through a variety of media. We encourage the children to enjoy and value both their own work and that of others.
In Year R the children will learn about Printing, Colour and Texture, Collage in a variety of forms, Malleable materials, Painting, 3D Model making and Observational drawing. The children can also choose to paint during their child initiated learning.
In Year One, the children will further the skills learnt in Year R as well as being taught new skills. Topics covered are Colour mixing, 3D Paper and Paste, Clay, Printing, Collage and Drawing. Year 1 study well known artists such as Rousseau and learn to re-create his work.
Art in Year 2 involves Observational drawings and paintins. Clay is used to create coil pots and Collage is used to respond to the works of Monet. Following the trip to The Warrior, the children will have the opportunity to produce observational drawings of the beautiful and fascinating warship.
The school holds an annual art day where the children create works of art. The theme for Art Day is chosen by the school’s council.
Children have the opportunity to share work from home through home-learning projects. All children are encouraged to create a piece of art, 3D or 2D to support their year group topic. The projects are then displayed in the hall for friends and family to see.