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Art

Art is a vital and natural form of expression and communication. It gives pupils the means to express their ideas and feelings and communicate their responses to the world around them through a range of media. Pupils can experience success at all stages of development where their efforts are valued and when they are given the confidence to experiment freely. The methods of working with materials and the introduction of techniques will be taught in a progressive way.

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Aims

  • To develop imagination and creativity and the ability to express ideas and feelings through Art.
  • To give all pupils the opportunity to engage with a variety of materials and techniques to explore skills, knowledge and values.
  • To give all pupils the opportunity to develop their ability to create, appreciate and make critical judgements about art works.
  • To encourage physical development e.g. manipulative skills, gross/fine motor control.
  • To observe and record images from a range of sensory sources.
  • To develop aesthetic appreciation of the work of artists, craft workers and designers from a diverse range of cultural sources and historical influences.
  • For pupils to gain pleasure from and enjoy art and design activities.
  • To enable pupils to express opinions and ideas, developing art and design vocabulary to evaluate their own work and that of others.
  • For pupils to develop a sense of self through media manipulation.

Content

The Scheme of Work will be developed to provide a broad and balanced coverage of Art throughout the school, following the National Curriculum. It will provide opportunities to visit galleries to see the work of different artists and work alongside professional artist from different cultural backgrounds. To provide opportunities to collaborate with the local artistic community on a variety of creative projects.

Method and Organisation

The planning and delivery of Art is the responsibility of the class teacher at KS 1,2 and 3/4. A specialist teacher is responsible for KS4 accreditation. Art activities may take place in a group or individual situations. There are subject leaders who are responsible for documentation, resources, training and ensuring continuity between the Key Stages.

The individual pupil’s work should be respected and all adults should be aware of the level of support necessary to enable each pupil to achieve their personal goal.

It is the responsibility of the class teacher to ensure that all pupils have access to all Art activities.

The design and layout of displays should reflect the care and effort put into their work by pupils. All pupils’ work should be valued and treated equally and displays should represent the work of all age groups, classes and ability. Displays should be changed regularly. They should include three dimensional as well as two dimensional pieces. Opportunities should be provided for pupils to be involved in the final presentation of their work.

Cross Curricular Links

Art as a discreet subject will follow the national curriculum and schemes of work. Art activities are a means of enriching and extending all curriculum experiences. Creativity is an integral part of Three Ways School and is a means for pupils to express themselves and explore may areas.

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

Class teachers are responsible for planning and recording art activities and for monitoring the progress of individual pupils. Such records can be based on teacher and pupil assessment of outcomes, video or photographic records.

Samples of work may be collected as part of the pupil’s portfolio of work where appropriate. Self assessment will be an important tool for monitoring achievements and wherever possible assessments will be made in discussion with the pupils themselves. The subject leader will collect evidence of pupil work demonstrating a range of levels for their subject portfolio for moderation. The subject portfolio will be updated regularly to enable moderation of the work across age and ability ranges.

The subject leaders will be responsible for monitoring planning, resources, displays, pupil’s work through collection and collation of information and classroom observation.