At Alderbrook we aim to provide an art curriculum that will enable each child to reach their full potential in learning art, through investigating and making, through research and the development of skills and through their evaluation of their own art and that made by others.
In Early years, Art is part of the curriculum on a daily basis. The Early year’s team aim to develop children’s understanding of key skills such as painting, colouring and collaging through hands on experiences. These experiences are cross curricular and are related to the children’s topic or story of the week .
In KS1 and KS2 Art is also taught in a cross- curricular way, this will often happen in block teaching. Children are taught different key skills as they progress through the school. In KS1 children spend time exploring shape, form, space, colour and texture in a variety of ways. For example the children enjoy making their own self-portraits in year 1 and explore Monet and watercolour in year 2. In KS2 the children move on to investigating visual and tactile qualities in materials and processes. This is often done as part of a topic such as making Egyptian Mummies as part of a History topic.
At Alderbrook we are also privileged to have a specialist teacher who comes in to school at points during the year to enhance the Art curriculum on offer even further.