Subject Lead: Miss Clarke
We strongly believe in the importance of art in developing our children. As a result of our passion and commitment to Art, we are currently a Gold Standard Artsmark school. At Denbigh is taught in several ways. We teach art through designated art weeks which are undertaken termly. Staff teach children a range of skills based on different strands of Art each term. The skills are progressive across the age range of the children.
In EYFS Art falls into the area of Expressive Arts and Design, although much of the art in EYFS is taught in conjunction with other areas of learning. Children are encouraged to develop their imagination and creativity. Children are introduced to a range of materials and resources e.g. learning how to apply and mix paint, how chalks and pastels can be applied to different papers etc and they learn the vocabulary that is associated with this. As they progress through EYFS children are encouraged to become more independent in their exploration, having access to paint and resources to support their own lines of enquiry and play.
In KS1 and KS2 staff allocate objectives across the year, using appropriate curriculum coverage based on need and key skills and then make tasks to fit to support the topic
At Denbigh we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in order to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.
All teaching ensures full coverage of the themes of colour, texture, tone, form, space, line, shape and pattern. We provide children with opportunities to experiment with and explore a wide range of media and tools in order to make discoveries for themselves. We provide guidance through specific teaching of a range of techniques and use of tools as is appropriate to the stage of development and individual needs.