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The National Curriculum is designed to equip children with a variety of skills and experiences to allow them to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques. Prior knowledge is built upon from Nursery through to Year 2 by providing a stimulating environment with positive attitudes towards art, developing exploration, creativity and imagination as a form of communication and expression and developing skills such as observation, perception and manipulation of media, materials and tools.  Opportunities are provided to develop the skills which enable children to evaluate their own work and those of other artists, including those from different times and cultures.  The aim is to ensure children know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 

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Art and Design Curriculum Intent and End of year expectations

 

Here at Hall Green Infant we aim to equip our children with life-long learning skills through enjoyment and building confidence through knowledge and skills development. We teach Art and Design from Nursery through to Year 2. We are passionate about providing a stimulating environment with positive attitudes towards art, developing exploration, creativity and imagination as a form of communication and expression.

We are proud of our commitment to the Arts and invite local artists to come and work with the children during Arts Week and we seek out opportunities/projects in the wider community to take part in eg Wild in Art, Birmingham.

 

Our Art curriculum follows a skills progression scheme of work. It was developed from The Art and Design National Curriculum 2014, and driven by sound pedagogy and research by the subject leader, to support teachers in delivering a skills progression based approach. The topic based cross-curricular scheme has been designed with clear skills and knowledge progression with review and consolidation lessons to support long term recall of Art and Design knowledge, skills and techniques. This develops strong foundations so children are ready for their next stage of learning. The guidance provided in the scheme supports our practitioners to teach a step by step practical approach and understand the resource implications for each block.

 

We aim is to equip children with a variety of skills and experiences to allow children to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques such as using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

 Each block develops skills such as observation, perception and manipulation of media, materials and tools. 

At the end of each block we enable children to evaluate their own work and that of the focused artists. Each block focuses on an artist/craft maker from a different time and culture to ensure children know about the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 We teach subject-specific vocabulary that supports all pupils including our EAL and SEND learners.

Our Art and Design curriculum gives all children opportunities to express their opinions about different genres of Art and allows those who have a specific talent in Art and Design to showcase their creative ability. 

It encourages children to undertake their own enquiry based learning about artists from around the world. The Art and Design curriculum gives the children opportunities to ask questions, make choices and think critically to allow them to participate effectively and reflect on their own learning journey.

 

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Art and Design Building Blocks

Whole School Quick Overviews

Arts Week

Here, at Hall Green Infant and Nursery School, every year we hold an Arts Week for all children to take part in.  Each year a theme is chosen and year groups each plan an action packed week of art activities/tasks.  Throughout the week, children are encouraged to explore different art skills and techniques.  The children work as individuals/in pairs or groups and on different scales.  The week builds on refining skills and leads up to producing a final piece of art.  During the week the children have many opportunities to investigate and explore and have lots of fun whilst doing so!  It's a fantastic way to raise the profile of the subject of art and spot the many talented artists we have in school!

 

Visiting Artists

We have had artists come to visit to work with the children on different projects.  The photos below show the children working with an artist to make papier mache dinosaurs which promote our school 'Learning Behaviours'.  The dinosaurs are displayed in school and are reflected upon during lesson times.

 

Suggested Places of Interest to Visit

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Birmingham Icon Gallery - www.ikon-gallery.org

Birmingham MAC - www.macbirmingham.co.uk

Wolverhampton Art Gallery - www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

Forest of Dean Sculpture Park - https://www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - https://ysp.org.uk

London Tate Britain - https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

National Portrait Gallery - https://www.npg.org.uk

 

 

Art Competitions!

Why not show off your child's artistic talents by applying for an online competition!

Below are some links to websites:-

http://artlookandlearn.com

https://www.nationalgalleries.org/education/competitions

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/rspb-kids-competitions/

https://www.young-art.org.uk/

https://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk

 

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Arts Week 6th - 9th November 2018

This year the theme of Arts week is ‘Colour, Light and Pattern’.  The influences from Bonfire/firework night and Diwali will be the focus for the week and by the end of the week each year group will have produced a quality piece of art.  To run alongside the main focused task will be planned activities which are skills led which will contribute to the production of the final piece.

Year 2 Rangoli patterns

Displays in School

Autumn

Year 2 - A  cross curricular planets display.
' Rocket' using mixed media.
What medium has been used to create this picture?
Look at the different tones of orange and red.
This planet is very textured!
Look! Art  is a creative way to learn maths.
Year 2 - Silver Birch Class display.
Look at the detail on the tree trunks.
Year 2 - Holly Class.
A colourful music Display.
Year 1 - Author of the term display.
Which artist has Year 1 been learning about?
What shapes has this artist focused upon?
Year 1 - Cross curricular dinosaur display.
The background is a 'wash' technique.
Fabulous textures to create the dinosaur skin.
A row of silhouettes.
Year 1 - Class display.
Year 1 - Seasonal hall display.
Reception - Willow Class display.
A Willow tree collage.
Oak tree Class have printed their trees.
Reception - A colourful first paintings display.
Maths been taught in a creative way!
Recption - collage portraits.

Spring

 

Yr art display
Yr1 pastel work inspired by Karla Gerard
Yr1 collage based around Karla Gerard
Yr1 art work inspired by Karla Gerard
Yr 2 Great Fire of London inspired by Edvard Munch
Nursery art work 'Hot air Balloon'
Nursery art work 'Hot air Balloon'
Reception art work 'The three Little Pigs'

Arts Week 2017

Arts week takes place during 3rd April to 7th April 2017.  Our theme for the week is 'Bears' to tie in with the launch of Birmingham's 'Big Sleuth' project. Our theme for the bear sculpture is based upon the sun.  Also known as the 'Sun' bear our inspiration has been taken from artwork based around images of the sun.  Many artists have produced colourful and striking images with which our children will become familiar with during Arts Week.  During Arts week each class will take inspiration from an artist and every child in school will use the artist's style and medium to create a bold 'sunshine' design of their own.  These designs will be used to decorate the 'bear' Sculpture.

 

Arts Week is not just about creative work but the performing arts such as drama and music which play an important role throughout this week also.  It's hopeful our 'Bear' themed Arts Week will get the juices flowing and release the creativity inside every one of us!

Nursery children were inspired by Jackson Pollock.
We had a go at 'Action' painting.
Our Jackson Pollock piece of artwork.
Creating our 'sunshine' designs.
A Jackson Pollock painting.
More 'Action' Painting.
Look at our masterpiece!

The Big Sleuth Bear sculpture is revealed!

After many weeks of hard work, our bear 'Ray' has been completed and revealed to the whole school during assembly time.  We think he looks amazing and we hope you will do too!

 

DATE SET FOR THE BIG SLEUTH 2017

10 July – 17 September 2017

After months of hi-bear-nation, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are pleased to announce Birmingham’s The Big Sleuth will launch on Monday 10 July.

The highly anticipated free, 10-week public art trail, named because ‘sleuth’ is a group of bears, will see Bear-mingham engulfed in colour with up to 100, 165cm tall sculptures taking to the region’s streets, parks and open spaces.

Showcasing the artistic and cultural diversity the city has to offer, the family-friendly trail is intended to inspire residents and tourists alike to get active by walking, jogging, running or cycling The Big Sleuth Trail.

Located across the city, with satellite trails in Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Sandwell and at Resorts World, the fantastic spectacle will culminate on Sunday 17 September.

 

We now know where 'Ray' is going to be displayed as part of The Big Sleuth Trail around Birmingham.  You will be able to see him positioned in The Custard Factory.  Please have a family day out and enjoy the colourful experience.

The Big Sleuth Launch - 28th June 2017

 

'The Big Sleuth' launch 2017
Making bear 'ears'
Important speeches given by the organisers.
Displays 2015-16
A dramatic city scape
A city Scape created by Year 2 pupils
Knights and Castles Year 1 display
Look at the coat of arms on the shields.
Colourful shields
Look at the shields the Year 1 pupils have painted
Knights and Castles Year 1 display
Castles created using the cubist style.
Year 1 Castle display
Our Christmas Display in the hall
Arts Week
Arts Week
Arts Week
Arts Week
Year 2 Topic display
Year 2 Topic display
Year 1 display
Year 2 Art Display
Year 1 Topic display
Year 1 Hot Air Balloons
Buddy Afternoon
Buddy Afternoon
Buddy Afternoon
The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest
The Rain Forest display created by Year 2 pupils
The Snail
A Minibeast's Garden
Minibeasts
Minibeasts
Minibeasts Reception Class display
Minibeasts
In the Garden
2ST Gaudi Class
2NN Tinga Tinga Class
Another fantastic oil pastel drawing
A colourful oil pastel drawing
A super oil pastel drawing
What is a mosiac?
A wonderful mosaic inspired by the work of Gaudi.
Donatello Class
Wonderful clay sculptures
A fantastic head sculpture
Monet Class
A super painting in the style of Monet.
Buddy Afternoon
Buddy Afternoon
Year 2 Art Display
Year 2 Art Display
Year 2 Art Display
Year 2 Art Display
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Arts Week 2014
Year 1 Castle display
Year 1 Castle display
Clay owls made by the whole school!
Clay owls made by the whole school!

Arts week 2015

 

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