What Art looks like at Shaw Ridge School
What an Art lesson can look like in our school:
- Art can be taught discreetly or through a cross-curricular approach
- Evidence of art can be seen on display, in books and in sketchbooks
- Opportunities given to inspire children’s curiosity about art
- A well planned ‘Progression of Skills’ to enable the children to work on and develop new skills in each Year.
- Opportunity is given to edit and improve pieces of art
This is how it works:
- Each term, every child creates a minimum of one piece of art work either via a cross curricular approach or as a discrete skill
- Work is updated and displayed in classrooms throughout the year
- Collaborative work in each year group for topic/any subject is produced
- Collaborative school projects throughout the year
This is our philosophy:
- High quality modelling and scaffolding of the skill leading to high quality art work.
- Children learning through exploring different artistic styles whilst acquiring new skills.
- Cross-curricular links wherever possible
- Encourage children to show resilience and perseverance
This is what we do:
- We follow a progressive skills curriculum that develops key themes: drawing, painting, printing, textile, collage, 3D form and developing and editing work.
- The skills are covered through cross curricular work that will enable the children to develop and use that skill.
- By the time the children leave Year 6, they will have covered a wide range of artists and artist styles
- We critique the work of famous artists in different fields to inspire our own pieces of art
- Lessons may be taught discreetly or as a block of lessons. Links with other areas of the curriculum are embraced to provide a more meaningful learning experience
- Raised profile of art work through the use of displays to showcase work.
- Open Evening provides opportunities for parental involvement to showcase artwork projects.
This is what you might typically see:
- Enthusiastic, engaged learners who are willing to share their work
- Independent and collaborative work
- Vivid, inspiring displays of work
- Range of challenges/differentiation to meet the needs of all children
- Reflective learners who are willing to improve
- Engagement, perseverance and resilience
This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:
- Different forms of feedback
- Observations of children during lessons
- Photographic/video evidence
- Targeted use of TAs
This is the impact of teaching:
- Confident children who can talk about art
- Children who are prepared to take risks and develop their attitude towards art
- Children who enjoy art lessons