GSO Test

Art

We see children as unique individuals and strive for ‘Excellence for all. Excellence from all’. In that respect we understand that a broad creative curriculum is essential in underpinning a full range of skills needed for all children to thrive and succeed.

We aim to enthusiastically promote the teaching and learning of Art and Design at Immanuel. We ensure curriculum coverage that delivers engaging lessons, building on a progression in skills, while creating a safe and nurturing environment where pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined result. Most importantly we enable students to leave school as well-informed culturally aware individuals.

“Art is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum and an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Our aim is to ensure that children are confident approaching artwork, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art within our own lives and are able to reach their full potential.”

National Curriculum 2014

How we teach the subject

Working from aims and attainment targets set out in the National curriculum basic skills are introduced and then built upon, with units covering drawing, painting and sculpture. Skills are revisited and the use of ongoing sketchbook work underpins this process. By creating a safe and nurturing environment, pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined result.

The children are taught through a range of approaches such as:

  • Specialist Art & Design lessons led by the school’s Art specialist teacher
  • Teaching of Art skills through Immanuel’s Creative Curriculum?
  • After-school clubs

 

Drawing

 

 

 

Painting

 

 

 

Design