We are having a wonderful art week! Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been learning about an indian artist - Jivya Some Mashe. He belongs to the Warli tribe in India and makes traditional pictures depicting his tribe using lots of square, triangular and circular shapes.
The children have practised this by printing on paper and material and have even tried wearing traditional clothing.
Purpose of study
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Key stage 1
Pupils are taught:
Key stage 2
Pupils are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils are taught:
At Reydon Primary School
The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include sculpture (including the work of Sir Henry Moore and Giacometti), mosaics, printing based on to topic work, such as the Tudor houses, nature, Mexican art, Christian art and symbols, pointillism, graffiti and the works of the Impressionist artists. More detail can be found in our Long Term plan.
The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning.
The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week in the summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.