At Sholing Junior School art forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination and is a vital part to create a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to develop high-quality art that children can relate to; which inspires and challenges them. We equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and have the opportunity to practise and produce their own individual piece of art/craft. Children are encouraged to critically evaluate their own work and that of others in order to learn from their experiences. Throughout the Key Stage, they will get an insight into how art both reflects and shaped our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. In Art, children will have opportunities to draw, paint, print, make collages, use fabrics and threads and use clay/wire/willow sculpture.
National Curriculum 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:
produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.