“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else” – Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
For most pupils, art is a natural form of expression and can bring great enjoyment. We encourage children to explore their creative and imaginative side through learning a variety of skills and techniques and using different tools and techniques. During their time at Boundary, children will be exposed to a range of art genres and different artists and they will have chance to practise different skills a number of times in order to ensure progression.
- Engage, inspire and challenge children.
- Teach the skills needed for the seven elements of art.
- Allow children to explore, experiment and practise before creating a final piece.
- Expose children to a variety of artists.
- Give children the opportunity to explore different art mediums.
- In the EYFS children have access to a high-quality provision that allows them opportunities to explore a range of media and materials. They are taught skills and techniques through adult focused activities and can then practise these techniques independently.
- Key stage 1 and 2 follow a teaching sequence of Explore, Experiment, Practise and Final piece.
- During key stage 1 and lower key stage 2, children study two artists from a particular genre of art and practise their techniques in sketchbooks. Upper key stage 2 study three artists.
- Children then have the freedom to create a final piece based on the skills they have practised.
- During key stage 1, children develop a range of art and design techniques using the seven elements of art.
- During key stage 2, children continue to develop these techniques adding more control.
- Children will be able to talk about and use the seven elements of art.
- Children will understand different types of art and the techniques used.
- Children will be able to create individual pieces of art.
- Children will be able to talk about different artists and their work.
- Children will be able to evaluate their work.
Art Curriculum At a Glance
Year 5 spent the day, remembering those who fought to keep us safe. We learned what life was like in the trenches of a WWI battle field and wrote a letter home from the Western Front. We created our own poppy artwork and made poppies to plant in the Boundary...
On Wednesday 11th November, Boundary Primary took part in a whole school act of remembrance. It began with all the children, from Nursery to Year 6, planting the poppies they had made in our Remembrance Garden. Then, at 11am, the school came together for a virtual...
We have had a busy week this week learning all about Remembrance Day and why it is important. We started the week by incorporating poppy art into our art lesson. We learnt how to create a colour wash and how to mix colours. We used our skills to create a picture of...
The children in Reception have been learning about the importance of wearing poppies and remembering those who gave their lives to secure our future. "We wear poppies because the soldiers died" Leyton.
We have been learning about Remembrance this week and as part of this we understood that poppies were one of the first flowers to grow on the battlefields, when the war was over. Our poppy art used a background wash of watercolour in green, with red poppies fading...
This week we have been exploring the effects of Autumn! We discussed what we already know about Autumn, for example 'it is a season,' 'it happens before winter,' and 'trees loose their leaves.' We also talked certain celebrations that happen in Autumn and what...