At Brookfield Junior Academy, we aim to develop all children's confidence and love of art by exposing them to a wide range of skills and techniques as well as a range of styles and artists. We aim to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to create their own art and also to appreciate how art has shaped history and how it continues to enrich our lives.
The ACET Long Term Planning outlines the artists each year group will study and the skills they will learn.
Essential Skill Progression
Children will be taught a wide range of art and design skills and techniques that they will continue to develop throughout their time at the academy.
Every term, children will study one artist in detail. This artist will link to either the history, geography or science learning of their year group. The children will learn about the life and career of the artist, study the artist’s work, explore the materials and techniques used by the artist and create their own piece of art inspired by the artist. Children will learn to critique both their own work and the work of others, and to describe similarities and differences between the different practices and disciplines that they have studied.
Art in Foundation
Children in Foundation are taught Art through the 'Expressive Arts and Design' strand.
Children are taught skills needed for Art through focussed activities and carefully planned provision. They are taught to use a range of small tools including paintbrushes and scissors. Children are exposed to a wide range of materials which they have access to throughout the day. We encourage children to communicate effectively to explain the techniques they have used, using appropriate vocabulary.
Here are some useful links that can be accessed at home.
- An Eye For Art – explore the work of 50 great artists
- BBC Bitesize – lessons to develop art and design skills and techniques
- Tate Kids – fun art and design activities, games and quizzes
If you have any questions about how Art is taught within school or how to further support your children at home please do not hesitate to contact Miss Tilbrook (Art Lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org