At Longwick, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education. It provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, independence and self-reflection. It enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.
Our art curriculum develops creativity, set challenges, engages and inspires children. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our art curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum which enables the children to reach and exceed their potential. By providing an accessible and engaging curriculum the children will gain an understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). It will allow pupils to create art work in a range of mediums with a real purpose by displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made. The children will learn about a diverse range of great artists, craft markers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Longwick's Art Curriculum
Yearly overviews of units are uploaded below - please note that this is a guide and unit lengths may change dependent on teacher judgement. Make sure to check your curriculum map on you class page for more information each half term. There is also a document explaining how skills in each unit are developed through the years at Longwick.
Amazing Art at home
During our school closure, Longwick children carried on with their Art learning at home. Here are a few examples of some of the fabulous pieces they created:
Art Week 2020
This year, our Art Week theme was 'The World Around Us'. Each class experimented with different mediums and materials and were inspired by our surroundings and artists. All children's work as displayed at the Longwick Art Show during February half term. Have a look at some of our amazing pieces below:
Art Week 2019
Our theme for Art week this year was 'All around the world'. Each class focused on a different continent for the week and completed a variety of Art activities connected to their continent. They looked at famous artists, landmarks and the cultures of the countries within the continent. Each class took part in a music workshop where they experienced traditional music from that continent. We ended the week with a school gallery to celebrate our learning and we loved sharing our learning with our friends and family!
Have a look at some of our amazing learning below.