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Art at Portway Infant School

 

Art engages, inspires and challenges pupils giving them the knowledge and confidence skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. At Portway we deliver art in an engaging and topic linked way so that all children experience working with a range of media. This allows us to explore a range of materials, tools and techniques. Children are taught skills in drawing, painting, printing, collage, clay and model making. Cross curricular links are made wherever possible, enabling children to match their learning by making connections to broaden their learning and understanding. A Portway artist:

 

  • Produces creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Explores and develops their own drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques and styles.
  • Evaluates and analyses artistic works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Knows about great artists and understands the historical development of their art forms.

 

Whole school art projects take place with a visiting artist and linked to county art installations. During lockdown children decorated a Lego brick or character, which have all come together to create a display titled ‘Stronger Together’.  

Whole school art projects take place with a visiting artist and linked to county art installations. During lockdown children decorated a Lego brick or character, which have all come together to create a display titled ‘Stronger Together’.  

 

Displays around the school celebrate children’s work, which they feel proud of and can use as a reminder to match their learning during independent learning. Displays reflect the importance the school places on art in its broad and balanced curriculum.

In year R the children follow the Early Years Curriculum and have access to a range of resources and media. Over the course of the year children will learn how to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. They will use the world around them such as leaves and vegetables to explore printing. Paint brushes, pencils, crayons allow them to develop their mark making in writing and demonstrate their skills in drawing, sketching and painting. Children will then share their creations with their class or a friend, explaining the process they have used.

In year 1 and 2, children continue their learning through the National Curriculum and develop their skills further.

 

Children will explore and develop their skills in:

 

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Collage, printing and textiles
  • Artists and Art work
  • Access art and ideas through the use of ICT.

 

Each child is given their own sketchbook that shows their journey of observational drawing, creative work and drawing in the style of famous artists. They enable children to look back on their work to evaluate, analyse and reflect. Please see the attached Curriculum map to see the areas of learning and art lessons that take place throughout a child’s time at Portway.

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