Art Vision Statement
At Linton Mead we believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination.
“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Self-evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be resilience to achieve their goals.
We use sketchbooks to record experience and imagination, to help the children develop their ideas and to show progression in their artistic ability. We encourage children to work on their own and collaborating with others on projects in two and three dimensions and on small and large scales.
Art coverage at Linton Mead
You can access the Primary National Curriculum for Art by clicking this link.
Below is an overview of the Art that your child will be learning in class in every year group and the skills that they will be learning within each topic.
What has been happening in Art so far this year?
Year 6 have been working with artists from the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Young London Print Prize is a competition driven by the idea that all young people are artists in their own right. Their goal is to contribute directly to the lives, minds and creativity of young people in Woolwich and Thamesmead. Both year 6 classes spent a morning with two artist to learn about the different forms of printing. Each pupil had a chance to create a print using the techniques. Take a look at some of the pictures from that morning.