Art and Design

The Arts at Holy Spirit

Let's get creative!At Holy Spirit we nurture the creativity of our children and we encourage them to produce creative work whilst exploring ideas and using their fantastic imaginations. This year we have invested in Prospectus, a new scheme of work that includes lots of opportunities to include art, cross-curricular.  Here in Holy Spirit, we spend a lot of time on our learning environments to enable our wonderful children to be immersed in the topics that they are currently learning about.

The document below contains the Programmes of Study for the New National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2.  It outlines what is taught in Art and Design throughout the school.

 

Primary Art National Curriculum 

 

Art around our school.

Year 4 Roman Artwork

Year 4 enjoyed their Roman topic and created some beautiful mosaics and designed and built Roman Villas. Our new curriculum provides lots of opportunities for enhancing learning at home by allocating Power Points, some of our children have embraced this wholeheartedly and have brought in some amazing pieces such as Roman shields, weapons, mosaics and model villas.

 

Sketch Books

The national curriculum states, "Pupils in Key Stage 2 should be taught: “to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.” Here at Holy Spirit, we have included pupils from Key Stage 1 who are also using sketch books as part of their learning journey. We are developing the use of the sketch book, not only in art lessons but throughout the curriculum and our children are enjoying the freedom to  express, create, develop and learn, often with limited guidance from the teacher. Each piece starts a journey in our sketch books from a point of inspiration, whether it be a famous artist's picture or painting or a piece of writing. We gather ideas, experimenting with different forms, texture, colour and media, building up to a final piece. Here are some  examples of our wonderful children's sketch books throughout this year.

** More images to follow**