At Folly View Primary we recognise that Art is a vital part of children’s education by stimulating curiosity, creativity and imagination. This links firmly with our learning muscles values and self-reflection aims as young learners. We believe that Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. We use the inside and outside environment to help explore art around us and enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form.
We continually develop the children’s experiences in art to explore ideas and meanings through sequences of lessons that are challenging and inspiring following the National Curriculum. Our lessons feature time to observe, experiment, express and review our work and the work of others. We enjoy exploring the work of a range of recognised artists and have work displayed around school created with a visiting artist too.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. Art takes place weekly and is collected together at the end of a block to capture the skills, experiences and progress covered during this time.
Where possible, each block/ unit of work aims to ensure that all pupils:
- have the opportunity to record from first-hand experience and observation.
- develop opportunities for imagination and creativity.
- have the opportunity to experiment with new and developing skills and techniques.
- develop the ability to control tools, materials and techniques
- experience a range of artists and develop reflection in pieces of work.
- develop vocabulary associated with art and artists.
- develop increasing confidence and enjoyment in expression and discussion of art and artists.
- has constructive verbal feedback to support further progression and development.
Curriculum Provision map
Term 3 2024
During our first session in Art Club we explored the ‘bleeding tissue’ technique. We tore pieces of tissue paper, placed them on a piece of white paper and then wet the tissue paper with a paint brush. After it had dried, the colour from the tissue paper had ‘bled’ and we were left with our own unique coloured paper! We used week 2 to draw our portraits on our paper and decorate our frames.
We explored pointillism - the application of paint in carefully placed dots of unmixed colour. We used cotton buds to do this! We created our own pictures and used black pens to create our frames.
Our last piece of art was creating a sunset and silhouette scene. The photographs are self explanatory! We had great fun!