At St George’s School we want the children to be able to express themselves creatively and imaginatively through the artwork they create.
We follow the National Curriculum which identifies and groups subject objectives for KS1 and KS2.
The National Curriculum states that its purpose is to ‘engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design’ and we strive to ensure that all children develop this core knowledge and understanding whilst at St George’s.
Art and design is taught through a topic based approach and gives pupils the opportunity to use a variety of tools and techniques to create their own works of art, craft and design. This allows links and connections to be made to other areas of the curriculum as children develop their knowledge and understanding.
For more information on the National Curriculum for art and design please follow the links below.
Each year we take part in The National Gallery’s Take One Picture scheme.
“Launched in 1995, Take One Picture is our countrywide scheme for primary schools which aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning by promoting the role of visual arts within education” The National Gallery
The children complete a range of cross-curricular work based upon the chosen picture each year and then create their own picture inspired artwork.
This year’s focus painting is the Paolo Uccello, The Battle of San Romano, 1438–40
To view the painting in more detail or find out more about Take One Picture use the link below.