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Policy: Art and Design Policy
Subject Ambassador: Mr. C. Storey
Link Academy Councillor: Ms. S. Ingwersen
Statement of Intent:

Our Vision: 

A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.

At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we provide a challenging, broad and balanced Art and Design curriculum which provides our children with a wealth of sources and stimuli to inspire their inner creative selves. Our carefully planned curriculum ensures a clear progression of skills allowing all children to be inspired and challenged to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As our children progress through school, they should begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design. Our children also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Specific planned opportunities allow children to be engaged in evaluating and analysing creative works using the correct language of art, craft and design.

Weardale inspires us to engage with our talented, local community who provide a diverse selection of traditional talents. Our school is based in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty which encompasses a UNESCO geopark, a number of conservation areas and has a rich mining heritage all of which are exploited to enrich the children’s education. Extra-curricular activities also provide unique opportunities to work with local Artists and celebrate our exceptional culture.

Art and Design Long Term Plan

Opal Learning Zone

Hedgehogs – This half-term the children have been investigating our local community. As part of our planning the children ventured into Stanhope where they stumbled across a hedgehog when returning to school the children were challenged to use clay and tooth picks to create their own hedgehog designs.

Amethyst Learning Zone

Autumn Leaves – As the Reception children continue to study Autumn we have had the opportunity to go on a walk. During this walk we identified how the leaves had changed colour from green to yellow, orange and red. The children were then asked to use their fingers to create an Autumn tree.

Sapphire Learning Zone

Wassily Kandinsky – Sapphire learned about the work of Wassily Kandinsky and abstract art. They created their own version of one of his famous pieces by researching it, planning a design and then improving their painting and colour mixing skills in their final version.

Ruby Learning Zone

Beatrix Potter – In Art, we have been learning all about the works of Beatrix Potter. We started off by doing some research about her life and the art she created, a lot of the children were already familiar with Peter Rabbit and her wonderful characters. We then had a go at painting her characters using watercolours and designing our very own animals with clothes.

Emerald Learning Zone

David Hockney iPad Art – The children have been looking at artwork in the style of David Hockney’s iPad artwork.  They took some time to use an app called Brushes Redux and drew some objects placed around the classroom. They created some excellent drawings.

Diamond Learning Zone

Cubism – Our focus for this half term was Cubism by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. It was very fascinating to see some examples of their work and create our own piece of artwork from concrete resources as well as using our own imaginations. This topic allowed the children to be really creative with their ideas.

Archived Information
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