Art at All Saints!
Art manager – Mrs Reynolds
Our School Vision
Our All Saints Family Shall Arise and Shine for the Light of the Lord is Upon Us.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”
The school vision underpins all decision making and school improvement planning and is designed to develop
aspirations and resilience so that everybody can ARISE.
Art is an integral part of our curriculum at All Saints C of E Primary School and we strive to create a culture that is inclusive, inspiring and engaging for all pupils. We believe Art should give all children the opportunity and abilities to engage positively using creativity and imagination and we aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all children to flourish in a range of different artistic activities throughout their time at school, where they can explore their own ideas and have the opportunity to not fear making mistakes or getting it wrong.
Children are encouraged to show their artistic talents throughout the curriculum, acquiring a broad range of subject knowledge and drawing on other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and D&T. Pupil voice demonstrates that children enjoy art and are able to remember key skills that they have developed over time. Social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is embedded into our Art curriculum ensuring personal development for all learners. We wish to inspire a generation who love Art, not only for their own enjoyment but who understand the benefits of art with regards to well-being.
At All Saints C of E Primary, we provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of art activities which include sketching, painting in different medium, printing and model-making and sculpture. We develop understanding of our students' techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and ensure skills are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. This happens through use of a creative curriculum guided by our live online curriculum platform – Cornerstones - which allows all children to experience six imaginative learning projects each year.
- Pupils participate in a variety of artistic tasks in Topic lessons.
- All teachers have access to support and guidance via peer support and CPD on ways to meet the National Curriculum objectives for Art to ensure that progression is covered through FS to Year 6. Shared planning allows for further understanding and development of both student and teacher skills.
- We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities through art-specific 'brain breathers' embedded in our school day and through after school clubs, which are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s knowledge and understanding in Art.
- Children are encouraged to share their art with their class and any outside competitions in which they may participate.
At All Saints C of E Primary School, we ensure that our Art curriculum is progressive and fosters a love of learning, and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of tasks across the Curriculum as they move from FS to Year 6.
Art has a significant impact in the classroom, from the calming effects of concentrated sketching to the grounding effects of sculpture and model-making. Art gives the children the opportunity to ARISE and excel outside of more conventional learning topics and to explore their main learning topic in a new light.
We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills and artistic knowledge to equip them for secondary school and beyond and to nurture a love of art for their own benefit and enjoyment.
Should you wish to find out more about Art at All Saints, please talk to your child’s teacher via email. You are also welcome to contact the Art Manager, Mrs Reynolds directly.
We are always looking to improve links with the community so if you feel you may have connections with an industry that could support the teaching and learning of Art, please do let us know!
Curriculum challenges are another great way for children to showcase their creativity. Look out for these during the year when they are reintroduced. Encouraging your child to be artistic at home will help them to develop their imagination and creativity which will, in turn, help them in all areas of the curriculum.