Melling Art Gallery
The children at Melling always work hard on art projects and would love for you to see some of their excellent work.
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‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.’
National Curriculum 2014
Teaching and Learning in Art and Design
at Melling School
Melling Approach to Art and Design
INTENTION - Aims and Principles
IMPLEMENTATION - Quality First Approach
In Melling Art and Design lessons, pupils in key Stage One will be taught:
In Melling Art and Design lessons, pupils in key Stage Two will be taught:
At Melling Primary, Art and Design forms part of a broad and balanced inclusive curriculum which provides all children with relevant and challenging learning. Through each topic or unit of work taught, suitable learning challenges are set in response to children’s diverse learning needs. The school will encourage children to value Art and Design along with the work of artists and each other, rewarding both effort and achievement equally. Children's work will be proudly displayed throughout the school, promoting a sense of pride and achievement at all levels.
In each year group, learning is enhanced through whole school Art Attack Art blocking days. These will be held termly, will have a whole school skills focus, for example drawing, and during these days, children will study a work/works of a famous artist. Links will be made to oracy learning as these blocking days will all finish with a whole school assembly when children will make presentations of the work they have been doing to the rest of the school.
Children who are particularly enthusiastic or talented about Art and Design are encouraged to become champions of the subject/ambassadors for Art and Design across the school. Children, whose efforts are particularly exceptional, will be recognised for this and seen as exemplars for this subject.
Knowledge and skills
Children will follow a structured programme of skills development (based on the skills as outlined in the National Curriculum) and learning will be built upon systematically. Prior skills and knowledge will be recapped regularly and new knowledge consolidated whenever possible.
Assessment in Art and Design
Feedback is regular and ongoing during lessons and activities and will be given to the children to help guide their progress. Children will be encouraged to make judgements about how they can improve their own work. Any teacher assessments will be judged against the progression of skills as outlined in the Focus Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown for each class. Children will complete two drawings in each class and this will be built up as a profile of the development of their drawing skills throughout the primary phase. Sketchbooks will begin in Year One and will provide an additional source of information about individual children's progression of skills and understanding.
The monitoring and evaluating of children's knowledge, skills and understanding takes place on an ongoing basis through a variety of work scrutiny and discussions with children. Sketchbooks and drawing portfolios provide an additional source of information for the monitoring of common practice within Art and Design at Melling. A webpage portfolio is regularly maintained to provide examples of children's work at a variety of levels and across the whole school.
TATE GALLERY - A BRILLIANT ART WEBSITE FOR CHILDREN:
ART FOR KIDS HUB:
BBC BITESSIZE ART AND DESIGN:
THE ARTFUL PARENT:
How can you encourage Art at home?
Try to make a collection of drawing and painting resources and let your child get creative. Paints, chalk, crayons, pens, pencils, play dough and much more...throw down an old tablecloth or newspaper and get creative!
Use household objects creatively
You could also get creative using things around the house –for example, use pasta to create collages.
Keep a sketch book
Encourage your child to keep a sketch book. Let them take it with them when they go out so that they can look for things to sketch – a tree, a building, the seaside. You could also try taking a photo to take home to use later.
Celebrate homemade art
Praise your child’s creations and encourage them not to get disheartened if they feel they have made ‘mistakes’. Remember art is creative and the aim is to try out different things - there is no right or wrong way to do things. Don't forget to frame some work using coloured paper or card - you could even create a gallery wall.
Talk about art and enjoy art together
Visit art galleries or museums with your child. Discuss what you see and share your opinions – about subject matter, colours, materials, feelings etc.