At St Helens primary School, we believe that the primary school environment can play an important role in helping children to develop their visual communication skills in art. Art should be accessible to all children and should provide children with a platform to express themselves and develop a range of knowledge and skills. This should include opportunities for children to develop their creativity, imagination, self- esteem and confidence through a bespoke curriculum . We believe in providing a wide range of experiences for children to study a wealth of different types of art and from different time periods and cultures. Lessons will be designed around our school's bespoke key skills and non-negotiables.
Aims and Objectives
At St Helen’s Primary School we have tailored our Art and Design Curriculum around the aims of the 2014 national curriculum for art and design which aims to ensure that all pupils:
• produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
• become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
• evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
• know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
We believe art in education is an entitlement for all pupils and plays an important part of each child’s development.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”
- Pablo Picasso
Whole School Art Day
St Helen’s Primary School Art Day
On Wednesday 7th November 2018, as a whole school we took part in an Art Day. The aim of the day was to create a mural for the school showcasing our AMAZING local area. Every class completed a research lesson, skills lesson and a final design piece where every child in the school added to our whole school mural.
By the end of the day we had a beautiful mural ready to exhibit in our KS2 Hall. Our mural shows the progression of skills across each year group and throughout the key stages. Our final piece also encompasses a vast range of art movements and styles from pointillism to collage and cubism.