Art

Art

Art Curriculum Statement

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Art plays a vital part in our creative curriculum. We believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness, while providing children with the opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Therefore, we believe that it should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into other curriculum areas.

“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”  – Quentin Blake

Our Art curriculum enables our children to communicate what they see, feel and think. It allows them to experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form and pattern, and a range of different materials and processes. Children are encouraged to self-evaluate their creations and are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals. We aim for children to reflect upon the work of both modern and historical artists and upon art from a variety of different cultures.

Art Knowledge Organisers

Key Stage One knowledge organisers

Key Stage Two knowledge organisers

coming soon…

Topics Covered In Art

Key Stage One

Year 1

  • Formal Elements of Art (shape, line and colour)
  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Landscapes Using Different Media
  • Sculptures and Collages

Year 2

  • Formal Elements of Art (pattern, texture and tone)
  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Humans Form (collage, portraits and sculpture)

Key Stage Two

Year 3

  • Formal Elements of Art (shape and tone)
  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Prehistoric Art
  • Craft (tie dye, weaving and sewing)

Year 4

  • Formal Elements of Art (texture and pattern)
  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Every Picture Tells a Story (analysing famous artists’ work)
  • Sculpture

Year 5

  • Formal Elements: Architecture (colour, line shape and form)
  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Every Picture Tells a Story (analysing famous artists’ work)
  • Design for a Purpose (coat of arms)

Year 6

  • Art and Design Skills (drawing, design, craft, painting and art appreciation)
  • Make My Voice Heard (messaging in drawing, painting and sculpture)
  • Photography
  • Still Life

 

Our Learning In Art

Year 2 - Painting (Autumn 2020)

Year 5 - Packaging collage (Autumn 2020)

Art Displays in School

Whole School Outdoor Art Display (September 2021)

The whole school worked together to create this amazing rainbow self-portrait display. Each child, from Lower foundation to Year 6, drew a picture of themselves using a given rainbow colour and these were then displayed together. The idea behind it was based on the NHS rainbow. The children have spent so much time apart during the lockdowns and then in their bubbles, that we thought it would be nice for their work to all come together to create a whole. It certainly makes us all smile!

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Take One Picture (transition week - July 2021)

For transition week, the whole school studied the painting ‘Owl Lovebirds in a Totem Pole Forest’ by the Canadian artist Sandra Silberzweig. We used the painting as inspiration for learning in all of our subjects. The children created their own artwork using simple shapes, bold colours and patterns.

 

Autumn 2020

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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