Our art curriculum inspires, engages and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
It is built upon the following principles:
· Art is about creativity, imagination and exploration of personal expression.
· Development of technical art skills using a range of drawing, painting and sculpture materials.
· The use of work by famous artists to engage, inspire and celebrate the richness of the cultures and traditions of our global community.
· Children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning and when they can experience and handle materials first hand.
At Manor Field Infant School, the art curriculum enables children to engage with drawing, painting, print and sculpture. Children are taught how to use a wide range of materials effectively and to talk about their art work and the work of others using appropriate vocabulary. They learn about a range of artists, craft makers and designers and use this as an inspiration to their own work. Children learn key skills within art that they can then apply and use creatively across the whole curriculum.
As part of the 'Oh What a Knight' project, Foundation Stage have been learning about castles, princes, princesses, knights, giants and dragons. They focused on the book 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and 'The Paper Bag Princess', which led us onto our Art and Design focus.
They went on a trip to Odiham Castle and found a letter from Princess Elizabeth and Sir Charlie Stinky Socks asking the children to make a bin bag dress and make some shoes out of different materials.
As part of their home learning the children each created a bin bag outfit to wear alongside their crown they made in school for the Foundation Stage fashion show.
Here are some photos of their lovely art work:
In Year 1 the children have been learning about 'Space'. During this topic the children used paper mache and paint to create their own planets. As part of their home learning, the children made their own rockets using a hug variety of different techniques and materials; each one is completely unique!
This term, the children also continued their longitudinal study of trees and have used their sketch books to document how the trees have changed throughout the seasons.
Have a look at what they have been busy doing:
In Year 2 the children have been learning about traditional tales and writing alternative endings to create new stories. In this topic they have designed their own bunting flag; carefully thinking about what colours they will use and what materials they will decorate it with. They used the tie-dye technique to create their base pattern on their flags and then sewed lettering onto them.
Here are some photos of their amazing hard work: