Art & Design
Summary of Curriculum Intent
'Anish Kapoor is awesome - I loved using my mirror to reflect nature and the sky'
'I used different sized leaves and different colours to make my artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy'
It is our aim that through our art curriculum, children develop their creative imagination, enabling them to communicate what they see, feel and think through a range of tools and media. During their time at Queensmead Primary Academy, children are given regular opportunities to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Skills and techniques are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn, practice and develop as they move through the school.
During art lessons, children explore their ideas, record their experiences and produce creative work, often linked to a class topic. They become increasingly proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils are given the skills to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art. They explore the work of great artists, craft makers and designers, and they understand the historical and cultural development of different art forms.
We maximise opportunities for pupils to showcase their artistic talents by taking part in local and national competitions such as the one above with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust which Yasmine won with her hedgehog drawing. We create in-school opportunities such as our Artists in Residence recently for Year 2 pupils and a whole school project to celebrate Black History month. We work with local organisations including Graffiti Werkz and Buzzing Roots to give our pupils the chance to work with professional artists and be inspired.
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