Art and DT are taught in half-term blocks and learning is linked to the wider topic theme to contextualise learning. Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It is concerned with the way we respond to, understand, interpret and shape our world through our senses and emotions. Taking part in art and design allows us to investigate what we see; to make visual responses; to interpret; to discriminate and reach decisions. Art and design has its own language based on the visual elements.
At RPS, we believe all children have the right to develop artistic awareness and acquire skills, knowledge and understanding to express individual ideas. We believe the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, the children can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. We aim to increase pupils’ first-hand experiences of art, craft and design through school visits to art galleries and other enrichment activities. Children are encouraged to use a wide variety of tools and materials for drawing, painting and creating imaginative and observational three dimensional work. As well as developing their own style they look at the work of other artists and explore the use of their techniques and media.
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April 2021: Together for our planet
Our art project for the end of Spring term gave us a look at climate change and what can be done to ensure that our planet and the many species of animals and plant life inhabiting it, including us are safe.
The UK will host the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 with our partners Italy in November 2021 to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. But each of us has a part to play. That’s why, in the run up to the summit, we’ll be working closely with businesses, civil society groups, schools and people across the UK as part of our conversation on tackling climate change. Many people from all over the UK are already doing their bit on climate change, from the engineers working on the offshore wind farms now powering our homes and businesses, to local initiatives encouraging children and parents to walk to school. We want to celebrate them and inspire more to join them.
In the wonderful designs below, we asked the children to create an image depicting how they would like the world to look in their future. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
March 21: Bottle Moments
As part of our mindfulness art work, the children have been participating in an art competition entitled ‘Bottle Moments’. The children were asked to represent one thing the children would most like to do again when restrictions related to COVID are eased and everything is better and back to normal.
The Winners of the competition have the opportunity to have their picture drawn by Bottle Moments cartoonist, Rob Murray! This will then be printed on a special mug, and presented to them in person by Good Morning Britain host, Ben Shephard.
What is your Bottle Moment? Here are some of the children’s.