Art is taught as a stand alone subject but is also widely used to broaden other areas of the curriculum. We hold yearly Art days where the children get to participate in several creative activities with different year groups and classes on a rota basis. This is an opportunity to develop different art techniques and learn about a variety of artists. We are continuing to build strong links with the Turner Centre and have recently visited and exhibited there! Trips to local galleries, spaces and exhibitions encourage community engagement. Local artists are often invited into school to help further our creative skills and give us a greater understanding of the art world beyond the classroom. Our gifted and talented artists are given specialist opportunities to enhance their work further, through trips, community work and curation.
Year 6, Bath class enjoyed getting their hands messy during a trip to ClaySpace Studios, Cliftonville. The children worked alongside artists Bridget and Sarah to sculpt baby dragons hatching out of eggs. The trip was to further enrich their learning of their current Vikings topic, with inspiration drawn from the book 'How to Train your Dragon'. We very much look forward to sharing their finished creations, once the clay has been fired and painted!
Wow! Congratulations to Jayden for winning the Key Stage 2 Turner Centre Portfolio Art award at Canterbury Christ Church University.
With well over 1000 entries from across Kent and Medway to complete against, Jayden came out on top to scoop up the top prize of overall winner of the KS2 Turner Contempary Portfolio Art Competition.
Jayden, from Year 4 Roehampton class, created a multi layered piece of artwork titled 'Concrete Jungle'. His main aim was to highlight the issue of the disappearance of forests and greenspaces and inspire us all to make a change by growing more trees instead of building more towns and cities.
Well done also to Jovita for being an amazing runner up!
See their art work at the 'Every Day is a New Day' exhibition at the Turner Centre from Friday 26th May - Sunday 24th September.
Portfolio is Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Christ Church University’s annual art competition celebrating the creative talent of students and teachers from across Kent and Medway.
We worked onto both plain and tissue paper collaged A1 paper... lots of mess and fun was had by all involved!
Our artwork is going to be exhibited in the main school corridoor as part of our competition work for The Neal Foundation.
School council will be arranging the exhibition and sale of some exclusive editions of our prints, which we are hoping to have on show to the local community... watch this space!!!
During Key Stage 1 the children begin to discover and learn about Art from different times and cultures. After a creatively independent start in Foundation Stage the children show more confidence in expressing their artistic ideas. Through experimenting and exploration of different textures and media the children begin to learn how to apply different Art processes.
During Key Stage 2 the children begin to consolidate their previous artistic techniques showing more confidence in planning and executing work. Art starts to have stronger links with other subjects having more purpose. In Year 6 the classes spend the last term looking closely at the work of artists and creating their own artistic compositions.
It is important for children to experience Art in different forms. We encourage visits from specialists and run workshops to widen their skills and appreciation of different art forms.
We have exciting projects ahead which will enable the children to become more involved with their local environment and local artists.
Our children could be the budding artists of the future.
We see our role as inspiring them to create and express themselves through art.