At Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy, we value Art and Design as an integral part of pupil’s education as it has a significant role in the taught curriculum. It sets out to develop pupil’s creativity, engage and challenge them through appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to investigate, invent and create their own works of art (as set out in the National Curriculum).
Our Art and Design curriculum focuses on five elements: Making, Generating Ideas, Formal Elements, Knowledge of Artists and Evaluation. Pupils learn different skills such as: drawing, experimenting with colours, painting, textiles (sewing, tie dying, weaving), 2D printing and producing 3D sculptures. Moreover, pupils are taught to generate ideas and take inspiration from a range of artists and crafts people by learning all about their work and techniques. They also learn about the different art elements including colour, line, shape and tone.
In order for our pupils to foster their love of art, in addition to their timetabled art lessons, all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 work with our artist in residence – Mr Tims. These lessons are in a block over the duration of half a term. They take place on Wednesdays in our bespoke gallery.
Take a look at some of our pieces which are on display in the gallery and throughout school.