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Minety Church Of England Primary School

"Always treat others as you would like them to treat you" Matthew 7:12 "Shine like the stars" Daniel 12:3

Art and Design

What we say about Art and Design at Minety Primary School...

"I liked sketching the bottles when we were doing our potions topic.”  Matilda  

“I really enjoyed drawing and painting George, from George's Marvellous Medicine.”   Natan

Curriculum Intent

Art enables children to develop their creative imagination, enabling them to communicate what they see, feel and think through a range of tools, media and materials. During their time at Minety C of E Primary School children are given regular opportunities to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Skills and techniques are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Children’s interests are captured through theme learning, ensuring that links are made in a cross curricular way, giving children motivation and meaning for their learning. Throughout the key stages children’s experience of art is enriched by finding out about famous artists (past and present), working with local artists on project and exploring our local environment for inspiration. We aim to ensure that all children are given high quality experiences, including those who may not have these opportunities outside of school.

We are committed to creating a positive, safe and nurturing Christian environment, where all members of the school community will be respected and valued and SHINE. By SHINE in Art and Design we mean children:

  • Sparkle – enjoy the process of making
  • Help – encourage and support each other
  • Imagine – use their imagination to create
  • Nurture – develop themselves and others through expression
  • Excel – always trying their best

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

Statement of intent

For Children in Need the School Council organised a Pudsey drawing competition with the winners judged by the School Councilors from each class.

Class 4 enjoyed creating their own Cave Paintings – which then decorated the ceiling of our classroom – just like a real cave!

Class 5 have been making their own shields.

Class 5 have been doing observational drawing of Anglo-Saxon artefacts from the museum.

KS2 have been printing a repeated pattern as a response to art from the National Gallery ‘Penelope and the Suitors’ Painting by Pinturicchio, using potatoes.

Class 6 created chalk pictures of rockets as part of their Stargazers topic.

Class 4 used oil pastels to create a Bronze Age Settlement!

2019 - 2020

Class 5 made paper collage portraits as part of their topic Henry VIII Off With Her Head.

Class 5 did watercolour paintings of Misty Mountain Sierras as part of their topic work.