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.
National Curriculum for Art and Design
Whole School Overview for Art 2022-2023
This afternoon we looked at the work of Steven Brown and his Mccoo Highland cows. We have created our own versions. #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart
For our growth topic we had a lovely story time this morning all about the story of Vincent Van Gogh and how we should be kind to each other 🎨 #smithdowneyfs #smithdownart #smithdownreaders #smithdownpshe
We created birds using chalk and feathers #smithdownart
This afternoon we used a rubbing technique and wax crayon to create textures on our page using feathers, string and wooden pieces #smithdownart
Check out our amazing World Book Day masterpieces! The children in 2SR have worked extremely hard using lots of art media to create Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As well as reasons why he was such a significant individual in history! #2SRSuperstars #Smithdownart #smithdownhistory
We finished painting our wooden aeroplanes. We used colour mixing to create unusual colours and some of us created our own individual patterns as well #smithdownart
#WorldBookDay2023 #smithdownwriters #smithdownart #smithdownhist
Happy World Book Day from all in 2SR! We had lots of fantastic, awesome and marvellous costumes today! We even focussed on a very significant individual in history, named, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Who, peacefully fought for equality. #WorldBookDay2023 #2SR #Smithdownart
For @WorldBookDayUK we have been learning about Amelia Earhart. This afternoon we created wooden aeroplanes and started to paint them #smithdownart
Such fantastic portraits of Fatima Al-Fihri from our #WorldBookDay2023 book. We used mixed media to create these @Artsmarkaward #smithdownhist #smithdownart