Art and Deisgn
At Churchfield, we believe that Art forms an important part of the curriculum. Our children are given the opportuninty to stimulate their creativity and imagination through various art mediums including paint, sculpture, printing and clay. We want every child to form a love of art and thus to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially through the teaching of both art skills and art history. Our children will be engaged, inspired and challenged and leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
At Churchfield, we have developed various different approaches to our art curriculum using both original planning ideas as well as selected and/or adapted lessons from established art education providers. We ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school and teach as part of a termly themes as well as focusing on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. We find it important to then link these key art skills and styles with the artist or art era they were originated in to give our students a greater depth of knowledge.
Art and design learning is enjoyed by teachers and pupils across school. All our teachers have high expectations for our pupils and their artwork is celebrated on display boards across the school as well as on our school website. Within Art, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing a range of learning opportunities using a variety of mediums. The impact of art will be to ensure that children are allowed to explore their own create ideas and implement them to complete a unique piece of work. Overall, we also aim to encourage and enhance social interaction, resilience and creative thinking.
Art and SEND
Art is a valuable subject for those children at Churchfield who have SEND. The children are able to explore their creativity through the use of different mediums from paint to clay. They are encouraged to explore a number of different techniques which also help to refine their fine motor skills. Teachers and support staff ensure that there are scaffolds for children’s individual needs and that all their learning is differentiated to meet the needs of different learners. Children take ownership of their learning through choice of resources and are encourage to create both physical and digital art.