At St Luke's we implement the digital visual arts resources from Access Art. The inspirational lesson ideas and outcomes are closely linked, where possible, to our wider curriculum. This enables all pupils to deepen their understanding of other subjects through art, but also develop the following skills:
Key Stage 1 pupils are taught to:
Key Stage 2
Pupils are given the opportunity to further develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Reviewing and reflecting on their learning whilst building a portfolio of evidence in their personalised sketch books helps to add value to the skills which have been learnt, giving a sense of ownership, and increasing independence over their creative learning and development.
Pupils are taught to:
Our curriculum map has been created based on the resources and lesson ideas from Access Art. It has been designed to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum, to ensure learning is sequential throughout EYFS - Year 6 and to ensure the art skills learnt are progressive and build upon prior knowledge throughout each year group.
Children have opportunity to develop their skills within the following art forms, across different scales, independently and collaboratively:
They also have opportunities to explore artwork created by famous artisits, craftspeople, architects and designers from all cultures and times. This helps to generate discussions and questioning to inform their own ideas and preferences.
After each lesson teachers assess children's knowledge and understaning through a range of questions that enable children to relfect and evaluate on their learning. This gives children opportunities to evaluate and improve their work through teacher guidance.
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RECOVERY CURRICULUM – COVID 19 (September 2021 latest update)
Throughout school closures, we were unable to teach Art through remote learning and therefore opportunities for pupils to develop their art skills were limited. We did however provide pupils with a range of websites that included activities and ideas to do at home to enable pupils to explore creativity.
We recognise that learning will have been lost due to the pandemic and children will not have had the usual opportunities to develop artistic skills. For the majority of our children, they have had limited opportunity to develop the basics: dexterity, hand to eye coordination and fine motor skills, therefore these are a focus and priority in Autumn term's lessons.