North Bradley

CE Primary School

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Art and Design

Art and Design is an integral part of North Bradley School. Just wandering around the school gives you a sense of the creative and artistic skills that we promote and value at our school.

In KS1, we use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. To do this, we develop our skills in drawing, painting and sculpture, by learning and using a range of techniques. We also learn about the work of different types of artists, including, painters, illustrators and sculptors. Some of the artists we learn about include - Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, Lauren Child and Thomas George Webster.

In KS2, we use Sketchbooks to record our learning and skills development. We creatively record our ideas and observations so that we can revisit them and review our progress. As we progress through KS2, we continue to develop our drawing, painting and sculpture skills, as well as begin to explore and use a variety of printing techniques. In KS2, we also improve our knowledge and understanding of great artists and begin to learn about architects and designers in history. We can apply our knowledge of artists to our own work, using their ideas and techniques to influence us. Some of the artists, architects and designers we might learn about in KS2 include - Maurits Cornelis Escher, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Satoshi Kitamura and Paul Signac.

Teachers word hard to link our art to our creative, topic based curriculum, making the learning we experience rich and memorable. This also means that our classroom displays are artistic, colourful and vibrant, which raises the profile of art throughout the school.

We aim for every pupil to leave North Bradley CE Primary school as an artist, who has the courage to create.