Why is Art important?
Art education has been proven to have remarkable impacts on academic, social, and emotional outcomes, helping us develop empathy as we learn more about societies, cultures and history, all of which are important to us as Christians. We believe that this is a huge part of our promise of ‘Preparing our Pupils for their Futures’.
Engagement with art helps us stretch our minds beyond the boundaries of the printed text or the rules of what is provable to encompass visual-spatial learning and develop motor skills.
Through art, we learn to express ourselves confidently and creatively.
When is Art taught?
Art is taught through thematic units. The subject overview (below) maps out which thematic units feature this subject.
How is Art taught?
Art is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Who do we learn about in Art?
We learn about the following artists:-
What do we learn in Art?
In art, we learn about the mediums of collage, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, 3D form and sculpture, as well as mixed media.
How do we assess and monitor Art?
Class teachers update track-zone at least after each theme (6 weeks) or each competency or essentials unit (3 weeks). This is used by class teachers to plan next steps. The art leader monitors this to identify areas of strengths and where development is required through school. The art leader then plans appropriate next steps, including CPD for staff, and uses the data to create the action plan.