All children have a weekly art lesson where they have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop these skills using their own ideas to be creative and to have fun (sometimes messy fun!). The art lessons are based on the topic the year group are learning at the time.
Heybrook school has an art skills ladder. The skills which are taught are:
- Drawing (imaginative and observational). Using a range or drawing and colouring tools (hard and soft pencils, charcoal, oil pastels)
- Painting (colour mixing, acrylics, watercolours)
- Printing, collaging, modelling (clay, modroc)
- Studying an artist
- Display and design
- ICT and photography
All years groups learn about different artists. The children are encouraged to use the style of these artists’ work in their own art work. The artists currently being studied are Kandinsky, Albert Durer, Rousseau, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol. As well as learning about different artists the children also learn about different styles of art including Egyptian, African and Roman art. Some of these pieces of work at displayed in the KS2 hall.
All year groups use sketch books in art lessons. The children can draw and develop their ideas which eventually will result in a final piece being created.
The children in Foundation Stage have their own curriculum where they learn to use a range of materials and they are encouraged to use their imagination. Foundation stage also enjoy producing large models to celebrate what they have been learning.
At Heybrook we enjoy celebrating the children’s work by displaying it on the walls. The children love seeing their own work on display and it creates a creative and vibrant atmosphere. We have recently introduced large banners in the hall which show the fantastic art work happening in each year group.
We are fortunate enough to have an specialist art teacher who teaches and plans for years 3,4,5 and 6. Mrs Hunt has enhanced the art work in KS2 and beautiful imaginative pieces of work have been created.
Art at Heybrook school will hopefully enable the children to be creative and use their own ideas in all aspects of their lives.
If you would like any further details about art at Heybrook, or to discuss your child’s progress in the subject, please feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Smith.