Mrs Widdop is our subject champion for Art here at Lane End, and is part of the Sports, Arts and Culture Curriculum Team. She has a clear and creative vision for this area of the curriculum and hopes the children will develop a real passion for art. Mrs Widdop has used her wide knowledge of this subject to develop a curriculum that will stretch the abilities of our children and informs and inspires them to be real ‘artisans’. She wants them to be confident and fluent in practical activities and to be able to quickly apply their skills and knowledge in ‘the moment’.
The curriculum covers 6 areas of learning- Drawing, Painting, Collage, Textiles, Printing and Sculpture. The children will have to opportunity to really hone their skills in each area and to continuously build the essential skills of drawing and painting throughout their journey. The curriculum is designed for the children to immerse themselves in each area, take risks, experiment, work in a group, share and discuss ideas and produce stunning works of art to share with the wider school and community.
Art will be interwoven throughout topic work and other subjects including Design and Technology. Children will also have stand-alone lessons where they will be taught specific skills. Children will learn about the lives of famous artists, living or dead, the inspirations and stories behind the works of art that made them famous or infamous!
Below is the Lane End Curriculum Overview for Art showing the progression of the skill that our children need to be ‘ARTISTS’!
There is an example of a ‘Guide on a Page’ which the teachers use to plan the learning four our children with the essential vocabulary and methods required.
There is also a sample of a Pupils Key Vocabulary Mat, which helps the children to understand the terminology they will be using in that unit of work.