Enjoy their primary school years and develop high self-esteem regardless of ‘academic’ ability.
- Feel safe and secure and have a passion for learning and experience success.
- Develop perseverance, flexibility, independence in a wide range of learning skills.
- Be well mannered, respecting themselves, others and the environment.
- Make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.
- Enjoy equal opportunities to succeed
- Develop lively, inquiring minds and become confident communicators.
- Experience teaching of the highest quality and develop core skills to a high level.
- Appreciate the beauty, the diversity of the world and their duty to protect it.
At Tywardreath School, art is a crucial part of our curriculum. Children will be supported to explore, discover and appreciate artists from all cultures including their own local area. Children will learn a range of skills using many materials and mediums in order to replicate, imitate and innovate the art they study. With their skills and knowledge, children will be given freedom and opportunity to work alone, to express their own creativity and flare as well as working collaboratively to create, evaluate and discuss their own and others art.
Children will learn types of art they can create and link this with art they have already learnt. With a focus on materials, children will be taught to make choices in relation to their art such as ‘what paint type to use’? or ‘which sketching utensil to choose’? Children will have time to explore the various ways in which they can use materials and mediums to create different effects and outcomes. This will be taught alongside more formally recognised techniques to give children a wide ranging skill set to apply their own work.
Children see art as all around them and will be able to talk about different types of art they have created e.g. sculpture, paint, sketching. By UKS2, children should be able to see the link with their own pieces and to those of others.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and are progressive throughout the school. This ensures skills, knowledge and practise is built systematically and progressively through the school enabling the children to use each year as a building block to the next. Use of knowledge organisers help to scaffold, support and inspire the children within the art topic and help to imbed the technical language and knowledge required.
Prior knowledge is activated at the beginning of each art topic and at the start of each lesson so that pupils can build upon what they know. By sharing and discussing the sequence of learning with the children and the end point of the topic we are able to be incorporate the pupil's interests and so enhance their engagement.
By the end of year 6 our children will have taken their innate creativity and expressive nature and honed their abilities through the direct teaching of skills and knowledge to become artists.
Art is assessed at the end of each topic. We use a range of assessment for learning strategies including:
- Questioning, feedback and peer assessment
- Teacher assessment
- Low stake quizzing.
- Formative assessment during lessons.
- Pupil voice
- Teacher consultation/questionnaires
- Work scrutinies
- Evidence of workshops/staff meetings.
- WOW Days and Fantastic Finales.