At Bromstone Primary School, we are committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive artistic environment that inspires creativity, curiosity, and self-expression. Our art curriculum is thoughtfully designed to align with the National Curriculum, ensuring a progressive and enriching artistic journey for our students from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
EYFS: Exploring the Wonders of Art
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, our focus is on laying the foundation for artistic exploration. Through a blend of sensory experiences and hands-on activities, we encourage our youngest learners to express themselves using a variety of materials. From finger painting to collaborative projects, our EYFS students develop fine motor skills, creativity, and an appreciation for different forms of artistic expression.
Key Stage 1: Building the Palette of Imagination
As our students progress to Key Stage 1, they embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the world of art through a structured curriculum. We emphasise the development of fundamental skills such as drawing, painting, and sculpture, while introducing them to influential artists and diverse cultural art forms. Through a balance of guided projects and open-ended exploration, our Key Stage 1 students develop artistic techniques, cultivate an understanding of art history, and gain confidence in expressing their unique perspectives.
Key Stage 2: Cultivating Artistic Fluency
In Key Stage 2, we further nurture artistic fluency by providing opportunities for deeper exploration and personalisation. Our curriculum expands to include a broader range of mediums, including digital art and mixed-media projects. Students engage in critical discussions about art, connecting their creations to historical and cultural contexts. Through thematic units and interdisciplinary collaborations, we encourage students to integrate their artistic skills with other subjects, fostering a holistic approach to learning.
Cross-Curricular Integration: Bridging Art and Education
At Bromstone Primary School, we believe in the power of cross-curricular integration. Our art curriculum collaborates seamlessly with other subjects, creating a dynamic learning experience that reinforces creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills. From science-inspired art projects to historical re-creations, we strive to create connections that enrich the overall educational experience for our students.
Assessment and Celebration: Recognising Every Artistic Journey
We value individual progress, encouraging students to reflect on their growth and celebrate their achievements. Through exhibitions, performances, and community involvement, we showcase the diverse talents of our students, fostering a sense of pride and community engagement.
At Bromstone Primary School, art is not just a subject; it is a vibrant tapestry woven into the fabric of our educational ethos, nurturing creative minds and empowering students to become lifelong appreciators and contributors to the world of art.