Art and Design
The Arts 2019-2020
Statement of Intent
At Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, we are committed to provide all children with rich opportunities that engage them in the Arts. Through the driver of community, we endeavour to give children the opportunity to experience and respect the arts in our local area, by exposing the children to local art and art in the wider world. We would like children to build their confidence and raise their aspirations in the arts; to do so, we will ensure that our children will have knowledge of what an artist looks like, the different career opportunities in the arts and how the arts can influence their future. At our academy, we want embrace our children’s imagination, instil their confidence as creative artists and be mindful of how art plays a role in everyday lives. Through the arts, we believe our children will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to reflect on their own work, inspire others and be proud of their achievements.
Through the Development Matters framework in the EYFS, children will;
· Explores what happens when they mix colours.
· Experiments to create different textures
· Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.
· Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.
· Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately.
· Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary.
· Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.
· They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Through the framework of the National Curriculum, Art in Key Stage 1 aims to;
· to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
· to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
· to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
· about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
In Key Stage 2 it aims to;
· to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
· to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
· about great artists, architects and designers in history
Statement of Implementation
· Teachers create a positive attitude to the Arts and they reinforce the expectation that all children are taught the Arts to a high standard.
· The milestones are used to ensure that the Arts is planned in a systematic way to ensure that all children are progressing the skills and independence needed.
· Teachers follow the Art curriculum in the way it is intended to ensure that there is progression of Art through each year group.
· Key vocabulary is taught during Art lessons and teachers add key vocabulary to working walls within their classroom and around the academy.
· Wherever possible, teachers encourage children to read independently within lessons to learn new knowledge and reinforce what they already know in the Arts.
· Teachers ensure that children learn about different artists, teach the skills of Art weekly and create masterpieces to display.
· The Art leaders are able to give support and advice to teachers as needed and undertake CPD regularly to up level their skills to help this support.
· Art is taught in small groups or as a whole class weekly throughout the academy.
· The teaching of Art is designed to help children remember what they have already been taught previously and to use this during the lesson. A long term plan is in place to ensure teachers cover all aspects of the Art Curriculum.
· Teacher assess knowledge during the lesson to check that children have remembered what they have already previously learnt and to ensure that they are acquiring new knowledge.
· Teachers use good quality resources to share with the children, to support them with subject knowledge and to reduce teacher workload e.g. Chris Quigley milestone support
· The successful approach at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue results in a fun, engaging and high quality Art education. The standard of teaching and learning in Art is of a good quality and pupils produce high quality work in lessons. This is shared in Art sketch books, displayed in classrooms and masterpieces are presented around the academy.
· Children will leave school with a detailed knowledge of different artists, both locally and within the wider community, and the skills they have used to achieve their artwork. Children will have opportunities to apply these skills to their own work.
· Children will be ready for the next stage of their education and have the skills to achieve great things in and out of school in their future education and employment.
What does an Artist look like in our Academy?
· The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
· The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
· The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
· The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
· An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
· The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
· Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
· The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
· The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
· A passion for and a commitment to the subject.