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The Subject Leader for Art is Mrs. Eves

 

The children at Underwood are encouraged to express themselves through their art work. They draw, paint and use other materials to 'create'. They develop their understanding of the traditional artists and begin to develop a critical eye - thinking about their own work too.

Teaching for every child


Key Stage 1

 

Children are taught to:
* explore and develop their ideas by recording what they see and imagine, and by asking and answering questions about it 
* try out different materials, tools and techniques (such as painting, printmaking, modelling clay) 
* review their own and others' work, saying what they think and feel about it 
* work with colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space 
* find out about differences and similarities in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures.

 

Targets for every child

 

Around age 7, most children are able to:
* explore and express ideas in colour, shape, form and space 
* experiment with a variety of materials, tools and techniques 
* comment on differences in others' work, and suggest ways of improving their own work.

 

Teaching for every child 
Key Stage 2

 

Children are taught to: 
* explore and develop ideas, by collecting visual and other information in a sketchbook, and choosing which ideas they want to develop
* mix different materials, tools and techniques (for example, using dyeing, printing and embroidery to create a textile) to achieve effects 
* review their own and others' work, saying what they think and feel about it 
* combine colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space 
* investigate the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures.

 

They do this on their own and working with others, using a range of starting points (such as their own experiences, natural and made objects, and the local environment). They look at a range of work (for example, studying originals and reproductions, going to galleries and museums, and using the Internet).

 

Targets for every child

Around age 11, most children are able to: 
* collect information to help them develop ideas 
* combine materials, tools and techniques to communicate their ideas 
* comment on art works, thinking about how time and place affect the ideas and methods used 
* adapt and improve their own work.

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