We want all of our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking when learning about Earth Art, Colour Creations, African Art, Aboriginal Art, Super Sculptures, Henri Rousseau, Indian Art, Plant Art, Vincent Van Gogh, Jewellery Designers, Sonia Delaunay, Famous Buildings, Chinese Art, C.S. Lowry, A Sense of Place, Gustav Klimt, Street Art and Expressing Yourself.
Our children are becoming artists at Lawrence by developing:
- The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
- The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
- The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
- The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media. An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
- The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings. Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
- The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected. The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
In every Art lesson, teachers use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.
Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle. Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year. Monitoring in Art includes: lesson observations, book scrutinies and pupil voice.