Art & Design
ART AT COTTAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
At Cottam Primary School, we value the importance of Art.
It is our intent to provide all children with the fundamental skills, techniques and knowledge needed to independently to create their own unique drawings, paintings, sculptures, and crafts
We give the children the time and space to explore new themes, new sensations, and ways to be creative without the need to be perfect. At Cottam, we believe that the process takes precedence over the product. We want our children to see the enjoyment and satisfaction in the process of producing art. It is through the children’s personalised experience of art at Cottam, that we enable the children to feel safe, secure, and happy, to produce their most creative work.
Open up the document below to look at our Art curriculum and progression map for KS 1 and 2.
Art Curriculum Map
Open up the PDF document to find out about how EYFS learn ART through their curriculum map.
EYFS ART Curriculum Map
Please find the Art policy below.
Art Policy at Cottam Primary School
ANDY GOLDSWORTHY STUDY
In the summer term each class in school studied the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
The gallery of photos show how his work and ideas inspired the children to explore environmental art ideas in natural forms. The children used the school grounds to find natural materials to form part of their designs and work.
The work included-
Land art challenges.
Balancing and stacking stones and slate.
Creating spiral designs.
Outlines and layers in nature.
Mark making in sand and mud.
Year 3 Egyptian inspired faces-COLLAGE FOCUS.
Year 5 DRAWING UNIT-a study of L.S. Lowry
Year 2 DRAWING UNIT-William Morris inspired designs.
Journey to space!
Reception children have looked at the artist Peter Thorpe to get inspiration for their space pictures. They used marker pens to explore drawing different space rockets then used chalk pastels to copy their designs. Finally, they enjoyed using different painting tools to add finishing touches to their work. They were encouraged to talk about what they liked about their work and share this within their groups.