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.
Art around our school.
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**