At Smithdown Primary School, we believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Here at Smithdown, we teach art as both an individual subject as well as incorporating it into other curriculum lessons. Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.
In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use a range of different materials creatively to design and make products. They will draw, paint and sculpt materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use technology to produce images. They will also learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. All children will use a sketchbook to record ideas and observations.
In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting and sculpture techniques. They will experience using a wider range of materials. Children will use technology to produce images, patterns and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements. They will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Progression in art will be assessed through the pupils’ sketch books, which pass with the child to the next year group, displays and photographic evidence.
We have started our week learning who the Queen is and mark making a portrait of her. We have also made our own crown ready for our picnic on Friday. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart #smithdownjubilee
We are using inspiration from the 1960s, such as fashion styles, pop art and colour pallets, to help us design an album cover for The Beatles. A bit of their music to ‘HELP!’ with our designs. #smithdownhist #smithdownjubilee #smithdownart
So many creative children in Year 5! We have been working with @Animationation1 to make stop-animation movies. I am so excited to see the end products in one Year 5 film! 🎥🎞 #smithdownart #theartsatsmithdown #smithdownextra #smithdowndt
#smithdownjubilee #smithdownart We are producing portraits of the Queen 👑 in the style of Chuck Close. We’re using tiny details to complete each square which we will combine into a completed portrait.
We created portraits of the Queen today using charcoal and gold pen to highlight details. We were inspired by Polly Garland’s photograph, taken for the Golden Jubilee in the 2000’s (our special decade). We are very proud of our first effort with this medium #smithdownart
This afternoon we have been drawing portraits of Queen Elizabeth II using charcoal - look how amazing they are! #smithdownart #smithdownextra #PlatinumJubilee
Today we used pointillism to draw Queen Elizabeth 👑. We also looked at the colour wheel to identify different colour types. This will help us to choose colours for our final piece. 🎨 #smithdownart #smithdownjubilee
We had such a fun morning at the ‘Let the song hold us’ arts exhibition at @FACT_Liverpool. We looked at different art styles, and then had a go at using 3D technology to produce our own art #theartsatsmithdown #smithdownart @Artsmarkaward
We mixed red and white paint together to make pink. We used our pink paint to make pig faces. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart @SmithdownPrimR
Lots of colour exploration this afternoon 🖼 🎨 #theartsatsmithdown #smithdownart @Artsmarkaward
This afternoon we have been exploring colour theory, focusing on primary and secondary colours, warm and cool tones and looked at complementary colours on the colour wheel. #theartsatsmithdown @Artsmarkaward