Art

"Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality." Quentin Blake

At The Leys Primary School and Nursery, we believe that art isa vital part of the education of all children, that it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts, and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination.

Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. We aim to provide an art curriculum that will enable each child to reach their full potential through investigating and making, through research and the development of skills and through evaluation of their own art and that made by others.

Vision

At The Leys Primary School and Nursery, we believe that art is a vital part of the education of all children, that it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts, and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. We also recognise Art as a vital tool to support wellbeing and will equip the children to reflect on their experiences throughout their lives. As Art stimulates thinking creatively, this is a lifelong skill that the children will need as adults.

Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. We aim to provide an art curriculum that will enable each child to reach their full potential through investigating and making, through research and the development of skills and through evaluation of their own art and that made by others. Our Art curriculum develops the children's skills, imagination and creativity so that they are well prepared to explore Art further at secondary school.

Aims

At the Leys, we aim to ensure we offer a broad, vibrant and ambitious art and design curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge our pupils. Our curriculum provides children with the knowledge and skills to create their own works of art whilst also supporting them to think critically.

Our specific aims are that all pupils:

Delivery

At the Leys, all children have access to a well planned and progressive Art and Design curriculum which builds on the previous learning. There is clear progression throughout the school, with the main areas being covered in each phase. As the children progress through the school, they build on and develop their own style and build their skills.  Children are given lots of opportunities to explore and practise their skills in our STEAM room, where they have access to a variety of resources.

At the Leys Primary School we think that thinking critically is very important. Children are given opportunities to evaluate work from great artists and makers as well as their own and peers' artwork throughout each topic.

Art lessons are taught fortnightly and are often linked to a topic being studied in class. For example the children explore and create their own cave art linked to their topic of the Stone Age.

Outcomes

When the children leave The Leys in year 6 they will have used a variety of different media and techniques each year. They will be able to select, justify and use a variety of appropriate media and techniques to achieve a specific outcome. They should have a sound knowledge of a range of artists and different artistic styles and art forms, understanding how to replicate these, as well as building their knowledge and skills each year. The children will have an understanding of the uses of various mediums, their uses and be able to select appropriate tools. This will result in each child beginning to develop their own artistic style and being able to express their preferences over a variety of mediums.

Art Overview:

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Pupil Voice:


Useful Websites:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/art/
https://www.crayola.com/crafts/
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/crafts
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTn0kzSoLyz6r6H-psXmgjA/videos
https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/art-resources
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/google-virtual-tour



Year 4 have been making sculptures with recyclable materials.


Year 3 have been making Stone Age inspired art with clay

Year 3 experimenting with different ways of applying paint

Our Keyworker Pod over lockdown completed many art projects, here they are working on a collaborative poster.

Latest Class News

16th April 2021

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Headteacher:  Mrs D Khangura
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