We aim to provide a curriculum that allows children to practice and revisit a wide variety of artistic disciplines so that each child is able to appreciate a progressive range of skills. Skills and techniques are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school
At Queen’s Manor Primary School children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year, and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Our children produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They become proficient in drawing painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Our children learn about a range of artists and enjoy opportunities to experiment and practice in the style of an artist. Our children then evaluate their pieces and are reflective about the skills they have developed.
We provide a variety of opportunities for art to take place inside and outside the classroom. An arts week across the whole school is held annually, which encompasses individual, class or whole school collaborations.
The children at Queen’s Manor develop the skills, concepts and knowledge to express their responses to ideas and experiences in visual form outlined in the National Curriculum for Art and design. The supportive and collaborative environment that Queen’s Manor provides enables the children to reflect, respect and comment on their own work and others.
By the time, our children leave Queen’s Manor they will become artists in their own right, as they will: