Art and Design
At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery we pride ourselves on a full and rich art curriculum for our pupils, from Nursery to Year 6.
During art lessons, children build on their understanding and appreciation of art in a variety of forms and style and from a variety of cultures through a cross curricular topic approach. A long term plan of progression allows children to build and develop knowledge and skills of techniques.They learn to use different art techniques and develop an awareness of shape, colour, texture and pattern as well as understand the properties of materials.
Art is often linked to the curriculum topic and we also seize opportunities for art to inspire thought, discussion and writing. Children learn about artists and crafts people from a range of cultures and time periods. Developing an understanding that art can be produced in a vast range of media, 2d and 3d, exposes children to the vibrancy of the art world.
As well as regular art lessons, planned throughout each term, a whole school Art Week in the summer term gives children the time and opportunity to focus on a sustained project. During our latest Art Week, the theme of 'Local Landscapes' enabled children to view aspects of their local community through an artistic lens. Visits to local landmarks and explorations of the school grounds resulted in a range of mixed media work which is now beautifully displayed in our art corridor, allowing the whole school can come together and view work produced by different classes. It also shows progression in this subject throughout the school.
To find out more, please see our school's vision for Art and Design and our Art and Design progression map below.