Learning Together, Rooted in God.
OUR SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTENT
Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generous, kind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilience, integrity and joy.
The school Statement of Intent is at the very heart of everything we do in school and the arts are at it’s core. We believe that art enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. They therefore experiment creatively with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes to produce unique pieces of work which show off their individuality. Self evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught not only how to articulate their feelings about their own work using specialist vocabulary but also how to be resilient to achieve their goals.
We use sketchbooks to record both experience and imagination, to help the children develop their ideas and to show progression in their artistic ability. Children are happy to work on their own and also to collaborate with others on projects in two and three dimensions and on small and large scales.
At St Lawrence, art is not just taught in a designated art lesson, but wherever appropriate it is also linked to the wider curriculum as it gives children the opportunities to bring topics to life, especially in RE and this helps children to understand how art is also ‘rooted in God’. Children also explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. We invite specialist artists in to work with the children, to inspire them and challenge their thinking and creativity. We give children the opportunities to visit museums and galleries, developing their skills of observation and evaluation as well as show the work of more able learners at the Open Exhibition at the Harris Museum. This further motivates children into becoming confident artists, ready for the next stage of education.
ABLE, GIFTED AND TALENTED OPPORTUNITIES
Please see the 'Creative Arts' Policy for more information on how we cater for more able children in the arts.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR ART
Each year group will plan from the National Curriculum document and will cover all of statutory requirements for that key stage. The objectives will be revisited and reviewed in a progressive way through each year group. Please see below the learning that each key stage will cover. Exemplified objectives for each year group can be found on the class pages in the form of the half-termly topic webs. Curriculum coverage can also be found by clicking the hyperlink above.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Key Stage 1
Pupils will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and develop their control over a range of materials and media. They will be introduced to a range of arts, crafts and designs and begin to use their work as inspiration for their own ideas.
By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils at St Lawrence CE Primary School will have covered the following:
These objectives will be covered throughout Years 1 and 2.
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils at St Lawrence CE Primary School will have covered the following:
These objectives will be covered through each year group in key stage 2.