At Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School we believe art should engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We are extremely proud of the children’s art work and it is widely displayed around the school, showcasing the children’s creativity and excellence.
Like all areas of the curriculum at Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, art is an inclusive subject that ensures every child is able to access the high quality resources and learning opportunities we are able to offer. We aim to link our art lessons in a cross curricular way, always striving to provide unique and exciting educational and cultural opportunities.
During their time at the school, pupils will learn and develop a range of skills and it is these skills that underpin our approach to art; with children given the freedom and opportunity to explore a range of artistic techniques and apply them in creative and imaginative ways.
As a rural school we are lucky enough to be able to use the natural resources around us as well as make use of local art galleries to inspire our children and promote a range of cultures.
The school is currently completing the nationally accredited Artsmark award. Please look at our blogs below to see some of the incredible artwork the children of Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School have created.
We aim to ensure that all children:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become skilled in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
In Key Stage 1, children are 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
- 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.
In Key Stage 2, children are 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.