At Solent Junior school, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education. It provides children at Solent with opportunities to develop a range of skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Whilst learning about and making links with a wide range of art in our society to reflect and shape history.
At the end of our pupils’ journey through the Solent Schools they will be taught to develop and improve the mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials. They will learn about a range of artists, architects and designers in history that have influenced art and design today. Whilst using sketch books to record their observations and artist research as well as evaluating and annotating a range of artwork.
At Solent Junior School we teach a skills-based art curriculum, which allows children to express their creative imagination. As well as providing them with opportunities to experiment and develop the key processes of art and design: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. The children are taught Art and Design as part of their termly topic work and this can involve studying existing pieces of art and exploring new skills and media within the context of their topic work. The evidence of their work is collected within the art and design sketchbooks, which follows the children throughout the school. The children are exposed to a wide variety of experiences, skills and knowledge which can influence their own creative style and give them the confidence to express themselves through Art and Design. Therefore, teachers use this information to inform future planning, ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.