Art

Subject Leader:  Mrs Williamson

Aims

  1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and experiences

  2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

  3. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

  4. Know about general artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Coverage:
 
 Year group Term 1 & 2  Term 3 & 4  Term 5 & 6
 1 Collage  Print making  Sculpture
 2 Clay  Textiles  
 3 Print making  Sculpture  Collage
 4 Textiles    Clay
 5 Sculpture  Collage  Printmaking
 6    Clay
 Textiles
Facilities
 
With our recent school development we have been very lucky at Christ Church School in gaining both an Art room and a Food Tech room.  These are amazing facilities and are timetabled through the week to enable use by all year groups of the school.  Off the art room is a kiln enabling the creation of beautiful pots and sculptures
Every 2 years we participate in the West Bristol Arts Trail.  We spend a focused work working on a theme which every year group will approach slightly differently, and using a variety of media, we produce beautiful displays of art work, both individually and collaboratively.
 
In October 2015 we looked at endangered animals across the world, and in October 2017 every year group took a painting from an era in art as their inspiration.  
 
See powerpoints showing our Art in action and our final pieces.  
  • Drawing and painting will be taught each term

  • Art and ‘Design & Technology’ are taught in alternate terms – e.g. if a Y1 child does collage during Term 1 they will do Design & Technology during Term 2

 

How the subject is taught at Christ Church

Where possible, the children will visit local galleries such as the RWA, Bristol Museum or the M-Shed to see exhibitions such as the Wildlife Photography Exhibition.

The children’s fantastic artistic talents are celebrated in our bi-annual art exhibition which is part of the West Bristol Arts Trail.

 

Opportunities for the application of maths, literacy and computing skills

Art is often linked to geography or history projects – such as the Vikings or The Stone Age.

Our Literacy units which involve the ‘Power or Reading’, often start with art work which represents characters or settings. This art work can be found in the children’s green literacy books.

In January 2018, we were delighted to be asked by Clifton Down Shopping Centre to work with them on a collaborative art project - ‘Refresh Your Footprint’.  Year groups Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 made 'art not rubbish’ out of 6 footprints showing lots of different ways in which we can make a difference to our environment.