ART : Statement of intent for our school! 

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‘Secure in Faith, Learning Together’

‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path’ – Psalm 119 v105


Curriculum Intent Statement 2019 – 2020

At Saint Thomas’s CE Primary School our curriculum is designed to:

  • Equip ALL children irrespective of disadvantage, difference or SEND – with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations, to enable them to contribute to and succeed in future society.
  • Reflect the home context of many of our children by providing a broad range of memorable, exciting learning experiences, within a vocabulary rich learning environment to encourage positive attitudes towards lifelong learning.
  • To progressively build upon key skills and knowledge in a planned and coherent way – delivering high quality and timely interventions as appropriate throughout the key stages.
  • Ensure that ALL pupils learn to read and read to learn at an age appropriate level and fluency in order to be able to access the full curriculum on offer.                                                                                                                                  Art activities - Kidspot

Statement of intent for Art

  • At Saint Thomas’s we value Art and Design as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and also as an opportunity to express and develop their own individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Art, Craft and Design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high quality Art and Design education should inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They should also know how art and design both shape and reflect our history, and help contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of  our nation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 UNIQUE IDEAS FOR KIDS' ART PROJECTS - YouTube         1000+ Great Hands Photos Pexels · Free Stock Photos            Encouraging Self-Expression Through Art |… | PBS KIDS for Parents                         List of Free Images No Copyright Websites - Blackandise40 of the Best Kindergarten Art Projects for Your Classroom


    Subject content Key stage 1 Pupils should be taught:  to use a range of materials creatively, to design and make products, to use drawing, painting and sculpture, to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination,  to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space, to learn  about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


  • The Elements of Art

    Colour               Colour Wheel                  Form


                   Line         Shape         Space


    Texture          Value           Pattern         Tone

  • ART

    Subject content Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught: to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught: to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]  about great artists, architects and designers in history.


  •  Visit The Tate Art Gallery online TATE KIDS Play and have fun with Art: Games, Puzzles, Quiz, Street Art, Spot the Difference and more. Meet the Artist ‘Chris Ofili’ the artist who made art using elephant dung.

  • Chris Ofili born 1968 | Tate Chris Ofili – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate She by Chris Ofili, 1997. She is very typical of Ofili's style ... 

FUN OUTDOOR ART ACTIVITIES: Spirals  and Snails! Leaves! Clouds and Sky! Buildings! Singing in the Rain! Please see posters in downloads on this page for all the art ideas that you could do at home! Have fun Mrs Kelsall-Roberts x

Mindfulness Colouring Sheets: NATURE: Are any of these in your garden? Download from  this page (My Downloads) Colour codes included to get the correct colour. Have fun x

FUN ART activities to do at home using PLANTS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES as inspiration or to actually use to create your piece of art! Available from Downloads. Enjoy! x

               Fruit and Vegetable Prints | Kids' Crafts | Fun Craft Ideas ... | Drawings, Tree ...

Have a look at all the fabulous Art ideas that you can do at home (available in downloads) Lots of ideas based on Artists, Crafts, Photography and exploring various art skills!

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