At The John Harrox Primary School, we believe that high-quality art lessons will inspire children to develop a creative view of the world, developing an understanding and appreciation for the arts. This is embedded in one of our four key outlooks, the Creative Outlook.
Our Art curriculum provides children with the opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be encouraged to question, reflect and become inspired through studying the works of artists, craftworkers and designers from a range of cultures and contexts, time and places.
It is paramount that artwork be purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire their own work.
In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and reflect on why some ideas and techniques will work or not.
Our Art curriculum ensures our 5 C’s; caring, courteous, considerate, co-operative and conscientious are instilled in the children.
Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local artists with workshops and visits in school.