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.
We then explored printing with a range of different objects such as celery, leeks, cotton reels, sponge and broccoli! #smithdownart
We loved the start of our MESSY new art topic - printing. We started by exploring our handprints #smithdownart
We made some frogs today. We used our cutting and sticking skills to make the face and eyes. We also mixed blue and yellow to paint the green face. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart
Today we were inspired by Ottoman Tughras that represented a Sultan and their family. The children created their own seal which represented them, with their name in either English or Arabic using calligraphy styles. #smithdownart
Year 4 had a wonderful morning outside connecting with Nature through art. #smithdownart
Look - we have made our very own Florence Nightingale lamps #smithdownhist #smithdownart
Today we have been busy painting our African necklaces. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart
Some great Islamic inspired pottery from Year 5! Some created another piece, while others painted their geometric/vegetal designs. #smithdownart #smithdownextra
We started to paint lamps today using the water-colours. We want to make a lamp just like Florence Nightingales lamp #smithdownart #smithdownhist
Our Islamic Art topic inspired us to create our own vases. Using clay for the first time was difficult but our resilience training meant that most of us stuck with it and had a great end product! #smithdownart #smithdowndt