At RJS, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education and therefore we work hard to promote a ‘life-long love of art’. It provides our children with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity/ emotions, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art. Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement, well-being and self-reflection.
We teach a knowledge and skills-based art curriculum at our school which allows children to express their creative imagination as well as providing them with opportunities to practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. The curriculum is carefully planned out to ensure progression across the year groups alongside the opportunity to build on prior knowledge and skills. The focus is in developing proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour, shape, line, texture, pattern and tone with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art. This is supported through the study of key artists and the development of a knowledge of their work.
Our children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design will be developed by providing our children with the opportunity to critically analyse art work using key vocabulary and practicing key skills.
Through art our children are able to make a positive contribution to the wider community, with our pupil’s artwork proudly displayed around our school and further afield as part of the GLA additionality offer.
Tate Kids Introduced children to different artists and famous art pieces as well as ideas to try at home
Art Primary Resources | National Geographic Kids (natgeokids.com) Contains lots of art and craft activities for your child to have a go at and also teaches how to use different art resources.
Craft Ideas For Kids | Hobbycraft Hobbycraft have a section for crafty kids who can have a go at making some crafts. This is a fantastic page organised by age.
Art for Kids Hub - YouTube Is a family YouTube channel which offers short instructional videos for children to draw a variety of things