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 Barton St Lawrence have been awarded ARTSMARK by Trinity College London in recognition of our outstanding teaching and learning in the creative arts!


Art at Barton St Lawrence:

Children are taught arts and design skills and techniques, which enable them to express themselves in a variety of ways both individually and in groups. Paintings, drawings, collage and modelling, digital media and textiles are some of the many techniques the children use as well as exploring the work of well known artists from other times and cultures. When the children are doing art, they begin by exploring and developing ideas by drawing, collecting ideas and talking about them. Following this, they try out a range of materials and tools for drawing, painting, collage, textiles, digital media and printing. Whilst working, the children think and talk about our ideas as they work so that they can change things if they want to. They learn and understand about colour, line, texture and shape by exploring them, as well as look at and talk about the work of other artists.

Extra-curricular opportunities:

Children throughout the school will have the chance to participate in at least six sessions of extra-curricular art or crafts activity every year. We believe that these less formal opportunities for artistic support, allow children to develop their unique and individual style and interests. The clubs allow more scope for ideas to be contributed, as well as consolidating what is taught through the arts curriculum. 

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.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

X produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

X become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

X evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

X know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

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:

X used a range of materials creatively to design and make products 

X used drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

X developed a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

X learnt about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

These objectives will be covered throughout years 1 and 2. 

Key Stage 2

Pupils will be taught how to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils at St Lawrence CE Primary School will have covered the following:

X created sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

X to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

X about great artists, architects and designers in history.

These objectives will be covered through each year group in key stage 2.

Art topics covered by year group 2017 - 2018

Art and Design Policy

Take a look at some artwork from across the school:

KS1 dinosaur models

Year 4 Greek art

Rangoli art

Mendhi designs

Children design and paint nativity scenery