Art and Design
Art is everywhere at St. Paul's school.
Art is used for display for a variety of purposes. It not only creates a welcoming and child friendly environment, but it shows evidence of the learning that has been taking place. Displays are used to challenge and encourage all children as examples of what is possible, and also provide support for learning with key vocabulary, questions and facts.
Why is Art important?
Teaching Art Skills
Like all curriculum areas, art has its own essential vocabulary and skills. Sketchbooks are used to teach and explore the skills and effects of different media. We encourage the children to use the correct vocabulary when discussing their own and others work. Sketchbooks have key vocabulary in the front for children to refer to.
ART supports learning in other curriculum areas.
Close observation is a vital skill that encourages thinking and questioning. It triggers ideas and is a tool for discovery.
ART & SCIENCE:
Year 1 did many drawings in connection with their learning about the life cycle of a dandelion. Each sketch improved as details were shared and talked about.
Displays around school.
The displays around school not only show and celebrate the learning that is happening within school, but the displays also are used within class to support learning and act as visual prompts and reminders that link previous topics and support vocabulary development and progression.
Sketchbooks are used widely to gather ideas, practice skills and to try things out.