Art at Long Bennington Academy
We hope that any walk around our school will demonstrate the value that we put on creative arts at Long Bennington Academy, through a variety of high quality work that will be ongoing in classrooms, or the wide range of Art work on display.
Art is planned to be inspiring, meaningful and relevant for children, to feed their imagination, and provide opportunities and the capacity to communicate feelings and ideas. Our art planning is often linked to topic themes, enhancing and deepening understanding. Children enjoy the practical hands on nature of Art, and it both enhances and consolidates work in other areas of the curriculum.
The development of skills in art is crucial to provide children with knowledge and confidence, developing their understanding of varied art mediums, and to help them master techniques. Studying the work of other artists and craftspeople widens children’s understanding and feeds natural curiosity, providing opportunities for responding to art, talking about art, for explaining, making choices, developing ideas, being inventive, and producing personalise art work.
We plan children’s Art experiences around opportunities to work on a variety of scales, in both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional mediums, such as paints, charcoal, pencils, pastels, clay, junk modelling, and Mod-roc. Children are taught about colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form, and pattern, as set out in the National Curriculum for Art.
National Curriculum - Art
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:
Subject content Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.