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At Roselands Primary School we teach art by following the National Curriculum and use a range of topics to support development of skills in drawing, materials, paintings, sculpture, digital media and architecture. Throughout each year at Roselands, children will have opportunities to explore different skills and progress from their previous learning. Our art often taught through links to our current theme if possible and will often focus on a specific artist. Through learning about different artists, this allows children to be exposed to different forms of art and can allow them to develop curiosity, questioning and expand their understanding of art and how it is created using different materials. Art is taught every half term and includes recapping on previous learning and practising skills based on each half termly skill.
At Roselands, we are passionate about teaching art as we believe it allows children to think creatively, work collaboratively, develop resilience and supports them to develop understanding about the world around them. Art can allow children to explore their ideas, expressive themselves,
communicate in a variety of ways and develop independence, problem solving and reflection skills. Through art, children can develop skills in self- expression, develop their self- worth, self- esteem and confidence. All children participate within art lessons, both individually and in groups where collaboration is encouraged.
At Roselands, we encourage children to be proud of their work and allow opportunities for children to create finished pieces of work. These are often displayed within the classroom, corridors and sometimes get to be showcased at special events. As part of this, we have an art week each year which allows each year group to create pieces of art based on a theme and a specific artist. We then proudly display this work and encourage this to be shared with parents.
As a trust, we are currently working hard to achieve the Artsmark award which prides itself on how well art is taught and produced in a school. We believe in the importance of arts and would love to be awarded this as we want to show how important and respected art is within our school.