Art at Warton St. Paul's
At Warton St Paul’s Art and Design aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils across the seven areas of art. Our Art and Design subject leads are Miss Dufour and Miss Liddle. They work closely together and are responsible for our Art and Design Curriculum and resources.
Pupils at Warton St. Paul’s Primary Academy will leave Year 6:
• With knowledge and experience of the seven elements of Art.
• Able to use a range of different media (sculpture, painting, collage, drawing and printing).
• With a knowledge of a range of different artists and the various techniques they use.
• Able to plan and create their own pieces of art using a combination of different skills and techniques.
• Able to apply their History skill and understanding in a range of cross-curricular topics.
• Having a suitable technical vocabulary to evaluate their work and offer suggestions to improve.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Warton St. Paul’s is based on the National Curriculum. We alternate Art every half-term with Design Technology.
In the Foundation Stage pupils will be provided with the opportunities to develop their skills and understanding of colour, line, shape, form and texture through a mixture of child initiated and adult focused activities. Through high-quality provision, pupils develop an understanding of a range of materials and media in order to manipulate and create different effects. They decide on the techniques to use and are given the opportunity to adapt their ideas where necessary.
At Key Stage One children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques using the seven elements of art. They will be given the opportunity to talk about a range of artists and describe similarities and differences between different practices and disciplines and make links to their own work.
At Key Stage Two pupils will continue to develop their techniques adding more control and using different materials with creativity, experimentation and increasing awareness of different kinds of art and design. Children will be given opportunities to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Class Teachers use formative assessments throughout the year, providing regular oral feedback to children throughout their lessons. Teachers use this information to identify gaps in learning to ensure children are supported and challenged appropriately, including those with SEND.
Parents are updated regularly through our school website, and the children are able to look at what each class is doing in their Art lessons on our Art display board in school.