At Wellesley Primary School our curriculum to teaches specific art skills as well as providing opportunities to explore different media, concepts and artists, through creative and interactive lessons. Art is taught via four key areas: drawing painting and mixed media sculpture and 3D craft and design. We use the Kapow Art scheme which has been carefully tailored to ensure that appropriate knowledge and skills are being developed, with the focus on progression across all year groups. We want our Art curriculum to ignite creativity, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the subject. We want our children to appreciate the work of other artists, craft makers and architects; critiquing their work and using it as an inspiration for their own. We support the children to be personally reflective and evaluate their own creative journey.
At Wellesley Primary School, Art is taught in alternating terms with Design and Technology. Each year we hold an art week based on a key skill which the children really enjoy; we use the work they produce to create whole school displays which are celebrated. The children develop a portfolio of work as they progress through the school in the form of a sketch book. We have identified the key knowledge and skills for each topic, with consideration given to ensuring progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.
Children at Wellesley are equipped with a broad and balanced Art curriculum and this is evidenced in their work and when you talk to the children. As pupils progress through the school, they develop an insight into the work of many artists; have opportunities to hone their artistic skills and appreciation. Art is assessed through observations of the children, discussions, the skills and knowledge they acquire and their finished work. Read our Art Intent
Drawing: Marvellous marks Painting: Salt Painting Painting and Mixed Media: Paint my world Sculpture and 3D: Creation station
Drawing: Make your mark Paint and Mixed Media: Colour splash Sculpture and 3D: Paper play Craft: Woven Wonders
Drawing: Telling a story Painting and Mixed Media: Life in colour Sculpture and 3D: Clay houses Craft and design: Draw it out
Drawing: Growing Artists Painting and Mixed Media: Prehistoric paintings Sculpture and 3D: Abstract shape and space Craft and Design: Ancient Egyptian scrolls
Drawing: Power Prints Painting and Mixed Media: Light and Dark Craft and Design: Fabric of Nature
Drawing: I need space Painting and Mixed Media: Portraits Sculpture and 3D: Interactive installation
Drawing: Make my voice heard Sculpture and 3D: Making memories Craft and Design: Photo opportunity