Art and Design
At Sutton Green, our intention is to provide exciting and memorable art and design activities that link with our cross-curricular class projects and teaches the skills set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters Curriculum.
In art we follow the Cornerstones curriculum which ensures progression of art skills throughout the year groups and provides interesting, practical and high quality art lessons. Our children are given the opportunity to experience a wide range of art activities and develop skills in using a variety of media and materials, discussing, analysing and evaluating art work using a range of artistic vocabulary and comparing artists and designers and artwork from different times and cultures. The cross curricular approach gives us the opportunity to expand the variety of art forms being used within school, to support learning in other areas of the curriculum. In addition, we have special themed weeks dedicated to art and design, where children will use the skills taught to create final pieces which are displayed in our library area.
Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre and we have two teachers who are qualified Arts Award assessors (Mrs Richards EYFS/KS1 and Miss Dunning KS2). The school is also proud to be working towards achieving the Artsmark award and we have an arts ambassador from each class to represent the children's voices regarding The Arts.
We regularly take up art opportunities within our local community and have recently created a 'Hope' art piece which was displayed at St. John's Church Summer Fayre and we have taken part in the Royal Mail 'Design a stamp for heroes' competition, through which we contributed to achieving a Guiness World Record for the largest postage stamp design competition and the local Police Commissioner 'Design a Christmas Card' competition. Through extra-curricular clubs, we offer a variety of art based activities, which prove very popular with our children.
Our children are familiar with a wide range of art forms and techniques and have the confidence to apply these in their work. They have the ability to discuss, compare and evaluate their art work and the works of others.
For a great arts website please visit www.tate.org.uk/kids