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.
Please click on the links below for a more detailed plan of each year’s art curriculum.
#smithdownart We have just started our journey learning about ‘The Impressionist’ painters. Who were they? What time period did they work in? What was their style? Why? What makes their art unique?
Fantastic to be working with you again 🎉🎉#smithdownart #smithdownextra
We're made up to be back in art clubs in @Broad_Square Princes and @SmithdownPr this week ☺️ with new and familiar faces - we used our #imagination to design our own artist studios 👩🎨🎨
Our animal sculptures are really starting to come to life! We think ours look just like @NickMackman 👩🎨 #smithdownart
Our animal sculptures are drying out so we can paint them #smithdownart
We loved using the clay today to create our animal sculptures #smithdownart
We loved exploring 3D sculptures in art #smithdownart
Today we looked at the work of @NickMackman and we can’t wait to create animal sculptures like hers. We couldn’t believe how real Nick’s sculptures looked ! #smithdownart @SmithdownPrimY2 @SmithdownPr
We used different objects to make 3D sculptures and structures. #smithdownart @SmithdownPr @SmithdownPrimY2
We have been inspired by a range of African patterns and made our own necklaces #smithdownart