Art and Design Intent, Implementation and Impact
At John Perry Primary School, we intend to build an Art and Design curriculum that is engaging, inspiring and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We intend for pupils to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design through in-depth studies of artists and their work. We encourage children to cast a critical eye over the work of famous artists from around the world and converse about the techniques that they can see. We want our Art and Design curriculum to promote creativity and enjoyment through the arts.
At John Perry Primary School, we are dedicated to the teaching and delivery of high-quality Art and Design lessons, that inspire and promote imaginative outcomes. Art and Design lessons are a fundamental part of our school curriculum.
This is implemented through:
- A well-thought-out, whole school, curriculum overview that promotes a range of topics and a progression of skills.
- Well planned and resourced lessons that focus on the teaching of skills and techniques.
- A curriculum that focuses on the process behind the artwork and encourages experimentation.
- A curriculum that encourages children to consider how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
- A curriculum that exposes our children to quality artwork, produced by well-known artists from around the world. The artists that we study are diverse and representative of the children in our school.
Children at John Perry Primary School will produce creative pieces of art and become proficient and highly skilled artists. Children will record their artistic ideas with confidence and will become critical of art and designs from a diverse range of artists. Through our carefully designed Art and Design curriculum, children will gain confidence and enjoy a wide range of artistic styles and movements. The Art and Design curriculum at John Perry Primary School inspires future generations of artists, creators and designers and this is something that we, as a school, are hugely passionate about.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Through planning and assessing the learning and development of each individual child, our EYFS curriculum provides children with a secure foundation. The EYFS Curriculum at John Perry creates opportunities for all learners to take part in activities that promote Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design, through a combination of child initiated and adult lead activities.
Children in EYFS at John Perry Primary School have the opportunity to:
- Explore a range of activities that link to real life experiences.
- Design and create using the world around them.
- Use a range of art resources to learn through play.
- Work collaboratively on a range of art and design projects.
- Observe and respond to what they see and hear and then use this to inspire future creations.
In Year 1 children will study Painting, printing and textiles.
- Marcos Santos
- Jeff Hansen
- Jackie Gayle
- Linda Steele
Pupils learn that artists can be less able people who have overcome their disability to produce some great works of art. They will link their own work to some of the artists above and make comparisons. Year 1 pupils will use a variety of resources (sponges, fruits, embossed wallpapers) to create their own block printing. They will create an art work using materials for effect.
Year 2 children will study sculpture, collage and drawing.
- Henry Moore
- Barbara Hepworth
- Jill Tomsley
- Eva Rothschild
- Lauren Child
- Doug Landris
The pupils will use fruit to carve their very own structures/sculptures and will progress to making their own 3D sculpture using everyday objects. The children can use plasticine, mixing it with paint and sculpt an egg cup. They will learn the skill of overlapping materials and creating tones and shades using torn magazines. The children will listen to and link music to their art work and create works using charcoals, chalks and rubbings. Year 2 children will discover how J.W.Turner uses seepage in his water colours.
Year 3 build on and revisit Painting, printing and textiles.
- Teyjah McAnen
- Katsushika Hokusai
- Mehera Shaw
- Kaffee Fassett
Pupils in year 3 build on the skills they learned in year 1 learning about the colour wheel and being able to identify the primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Creating their very own cave art and moving on to the skill of quilling to make 3D art printing. The children can look forward to learning how to sew simple stiches and sew buttons onto a material. Finally they will learn how to weave materials together and also use dye and waxes on material for effect.
Year 4 build on sculpture, collage and drawing.
- W. Turner
- John Constable
- Claude Monet
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Toshiko Takaezu
- Cecil Touchon
Linking with their learning in year 2 the children will build on the skills of using pastels and rubbings. They will sketch items at close range paying attention to the details and improving on their fine motor skills and pencil control. They will use wire to create their own sculpture. The children will manipulate materials to create a 3D patchwork collage. They will use a variety of natural resources that they themselves have discovered and incorporate these into 3D scene.
Year 5 build on paint, print and textiles
- Chelsey Bonestall
- Brian Rattiner
- Wassilly Kandinsky
- Arthur Heygate MackMurdo
Children in year 5 will continue to build on their skills that they learned in year 1&3. The children will learn to use light to enhance their artwork. They will produce their own artwork using a mix of paints and other resources, with glo in the dark paints and an explosion of colours. The children will make their own stencils and use these to produce a black and white poster. They will use tile painting techniques and experiment with hot wax and dye.
Year 6 build on sculpture, collage and drawing skills that they will have learned already in the previous years.
- Sidney Carline
- CRW Nevinson
- Paul Nash
- John Singer Sargent
- Njedeka Akunyili
Year 6 pupils will focus on pencil control and usage creating works which show the steady hand of an artists or the flair of a new kind of art. They will sculpt a bust of a person learning the skill of papier mache. The pupils will also create an art work using materials in their work that will have a camouflage effect. Finally they will create a hanging 3D sculpture which will show skills of frame building and artistic flair.
Some useful web sites that you may want to visit for tips, help or just inspiration.
- This BBC website has a list of 6 ways in which art can inspire and benefit children. It suggests 6 simple activities that you can do from home
- This website gives you 500 art activities that you could try with your children, most of them need only minimal resources.
- This web site gives you a virtual tour of an art gallery and also lists many of the well – known artists from times gone by.( Constable & Turner are among them)
Junk Yard Iron Man
As a part of the Year 4 English unit of work, children have been studying the book Iron Man, by Ted Hughes.
To celebrate the end of the unit and link it to our Art unit of work based on sculpture, we created our own Junk Yard Iron Man sculpture, using recycled materials. Children had to work together as a team to create their Iron Man. It had to be as big as they could, thinking carefully about the attention to details and remembering the features they had learnt from the book. It took a lot of problem solving to fix the pieces together and work out how to manipulate the materials to get the desired effect. Children were able to reinforce their understanding of the properties of different materials, look at shape, and work with nets.
Junk Yard Iron Man in working progress: View Here