Art

At Mengham Junior School, we believe that art is an exciting, creative and expiring subject allowing all abilities of children to excel and flourish. It enables children to appreciate the world around them, be creative and begin to appreciate the history of art and how art impacts on our society. Our Art curriculum is carefully planned to provide children with opportunities to express themselves through different media including:
 
drawing and painting,
to sculpture,
printmaking,
collage,
ICT
and textiles.  
 

Through the study of a range of artists, ranging from well-known names from art history, to more modern artists and living artists including local artists, we aim to provide inspiration for the pupils to explore and develop their creative skills and confidently create their own works of art.  Where possible, we link our art to other areas of the curriculum to immerse children in their learning. 

Children experience each of the key areas of art skill at least once in Lower School and again in Upper School with increasing challenge.  Skills are progressive and build on what the children have already experienced. 

Drawing and painting skills are developed as regularly as possible throughout each year.  Drawing is used throughout each unit and the pupils keep a sketchbook which shows their Learning Journey and allows them to plan, record and reflect on their creative process.

We aim to be involved in art competitions based in the local community and we have an after-school art club which undertakes a range of group and individual projects including scenery and prop design and creation for school plays, painting and drawing and crafting skills. 

Our Art curriculum map shows the exciting opportunities the children will be experiencing this year:

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Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Drawing and Painting - Prehistoric Cave Painting

Create sketchbooks to record observations & review / revisit ideas. Begin to apply colours to achieve tonal effects, patterns and textures. Primary, secondary and complimentary colours. Explore earthy hues. Experience the work of other artists and begin to identify styles. Large scale collaborative drawing and painting.

Artist: Stone age cave paintings

Drawing and painting Using graded pencils. Draw for different purposes using a range of styles. Begin to adapt/apply media to achieve tonal effects, patterns and texture. Observational drawing of roman jewellery.

Sculpture - Roman jewellery

Create 3D models from a range of materials inc clay and wire. Use simple techniques for building and joining clay

Combine materials to achieve required effects/ meet design requirements.

Artist: Roman and modern day jewellery designers

Drawing and Printmaking Develop monoprints to show use of line, pattern and texture. Choose objects with which to print to achieve specific results. Build a printing block by applying card, string, wool, etc. Investigate a range of techniques like printing on fabric or as represented in the work of another artist.

Artist: Georgia O’Keeffe – line drawings

ICT Presentation on a theme, artist or genre.

Textiles (Through DT) Thread and sew with fine metal needles. Use sewing to apply one fabric to another + add surface decoration. Artist: Jim Henson puppeteer

Year 4

Drawing and Painting – (abstract) Create sketchbooks to record observations & review ideas. Observational drawing using graded pencils. Drawing from imagination. Experience the work of other artists and begin to identify styles. Identify key visual elements - colour, line, shape, space in their work & others. Begin to choose the scale and surface appropriate to the work. Improve their mastery of techniques with a range of materials.

Sculpture – (volcanoes). Create armatures. Wire, withie, armature, paper and paste/papier-mâché, plaster, etc. Combine materials to achieve required effects/ meet design requirements. Improve their mastery of techniques with a range of materials.

Artist: Frank Stella (abstract)

Collage Cut complex shapes from a variety of materials with some accuracy. Change the surface of materials through crumpling, creasing, folding, pleating, scoring, tearing, fraying, etc. Produce collages, choosing, cutting, arranging and applying materials well. Talk about their work and the work of artists using appropriate language.

Drawing Improve their mastery of techniques with a range of materials. Observational drawing with graded pencils focusing on line / texture.

ICT Explore new tools within an art package as appropriate to a task. Use photographs/digital images as starting points for art work. Use cameras to create a record for sketchbooks and for evaluation.

Artist: Matisse – cut outs

Drawing Improve their mastery of techniques with a range of materials. Begin to adapt/apply media to achieve tonal effects, patterns and texture. Using graded pencils.

Textiles Experience tie-dying to achieve patterns and textures on fabrics. Understand, through the study of fabric designers, that sewing, weaving and dying can be combined to create a particular effect.

Artist: Viking weaving and modern day weaving

Year 5

Drawing and Painting Maintain a sketchbook and use it to show ideas/support on-going work. Compose the work and plan effective use of available space. Develop techniques in the use of line, tone, etc. including proportion and simple perspective.

Collage Accurately cut complex shapes from a range of materials. Alter/amend surfaces to create new textures appropriate to the work. Further experimentation with materials to achieve new textures using a range of colour tones. Analyse the materials and processes used/effects achieved.

Artist: Kacper Kiec (Polish artist collage)

Drawing and Painting Use the primary colours + black and white to mix a full range of hues and tones in a wide range of media. Choose scale and surface appropriate to the work.

Sculpture Increase their range of technical skills through instruction/ experimentation. Plan how work should be undertaken, identify outcomes & evaluation. Plan sculptures to include the materials, tools and methods of working.

Design and create planned sculptures using combined media, e.g. plaster impregnated bandage over wire armature. Relate their work to the work of other sculptors. Artist: Paul Klee castle

Drawing and Painting Choose the style of drawing to match the purpose. Develop techniques in the use of line, tone, proportion and simple perspective.

Printmaking Make a complex printing block, cutting it to apply more than one colour.

Develop offset prints that investigate tessellated approaches. Show use of line, pattern, texture, shape and colour in their prints. Plan work to incorporate scale, surface method and the final result. Talk confidently about work, explaining conception/developments & justify any decisions made. Artist: MC Escher

Year 6

Drawing and painting Develop techniques in the use of line, tone, proportion and simple perspective. Maintain a sketchbook and use it to show ideas/support on-going work.

Sculpture Plan sculptures to include the materials, tools and methods of working. Use a range of techniques for building, joining and decorating clay.

Relate their work to the work of other sculptors. Talk confidently about work, explaining conception/developments & justify any decisions made Artist: Greek urns that tell a story

Southampton Gallery trip

 Mixed Media Control a wide range of media to create predetermined effects. Use the primary colours + black and white to mix a full range of hues and  tones in a wide range of media. Choose scale and surface appropriate to the work.

ICT Use a full range of tools within an art package with confidence. Use shades and tints effectively to create art work with art software. Consider angle, light, focus and composition when using a digital camera. Use ICT to respond to an artist's work.

Plan and make an animation using images/ 3D models. Artist:  Graphic designer Viktor Hertz

Textiles Increase their range of technical skills through instruction/ experimentation. Plan how work should be undertaken, identify outcomes & evaluation. Cut a simple paper pattern & use it to create a basic 3D shape from fabric. Plan and create a 2D collage / 3D structure using fabrics, threads and previously learned techniques, appropriate to the work. Select fabric and thread to enhance the work. Sew fabric together accurately by sewing machine and/or hand.

Artist:  Cath Kidston for bags. Look at memory quilts as well.