Throughout Lunsford Primary School, Art is considered to be a fundamental part of the curriculum. In EYFS, Art is introduced in the very first few days that your child will spend at school, learning by using their basic skills, using a range of different materials and talking about what they have produced. This is continued throughout KS1, where more of an emphasis is placed on developing art skills, having access to a wide range of materials of choice and evaluating artwork by discussing with others and making design criteria. Pupils will also begin to learn about some of the world's greatest artists, and conduct their own research. In KS2, sketchbooks are used to record observational work, and there is a greater focus on mastering art skills and learning about great artists, architects and designers throughout history.
Pupils at Lunsford are encouraged to develop an appreciation for the work of other artists and an understanding of why and how a piece was created. As they refine and master their artistic skills, we hope the children to enjoy experimenting with ideas and expect them to produce sketches and plans before completing a final piece. An appreciation of art and the arts allows children to increase their self-confidence and enables them to look at the world from a different perspective.
Art feeds through all areas of the curriculum from EYFS all the way up to KS2. In both KS1 and KS2 art is usually linked with the topic studied that term, ensuring that pupils experience cross-curricular learning. We take pride in displaying the children's art work across the school. There is also an art gallery in the corridor where work done over the term is displayed. We will hold regular art exhibitions to showcase the art created across the school. We also have an art therapist who works with children on a one to one or small group basis.