Art and Design
Welcome to Art and Design at Trinity Methodist Primary School
At Trinity we really value the creative curriculum. Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk. But their ability to appreciate what they observe, communicate what they think and feel, or make what they imagine and invent, is influenced by the quality of their art, craft and design education.
Art and design is an essential part of the primary curriculum it helps children’s creativity, self-expression and promotes positive well-being. At Trinity we believe that the teaching of art should be dynamic and develop children’s enjoyment, enthusiasm, independence and confidence. Children are offered countless opportunities for quality cross-curricular art to develop their on-going and natural creativity.
Our high-quality art and design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges our children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, imagine and create works of art, craft and design. We encourage children to be inspired by the work of great artists, engage in a wide range of media, to be inventive and creative. We develop critical thinking and children discover how art and design both reflect and shape our creativity, history and the world around us.
Here at Trinity we have lots of talented artists. We celebrate and take great pride in displaying the children’s art work around our school. Take a look at some of the children’s superb work.
Art and Design in the EYFS.
Children in the Foundation Stage have lots of opportunities to be creative and explore a range of media and materials. Children’s curiosity and enjoyment in expressive arts and design is clear to see. The children are confident and independent in this area and create some outstanding inventions and representations. Just take a look below.
Art and Design in Key Stage 1
During the Autumn term some children in Key stage one took part in an additional art and design workshop. The children led the workshop and took control of their own learning. Following the children’s interests, we explored the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. The children experimented with a range of media and materials and had lots of fun doing so!
In Key stage 1 the children are provided with a range of art and design experiences. All of these are fun, multi-sensory and engaging in order to capture the children’s interests and promote a love of art and creativity. The children’s inquisitiveness and imaginations are nurtured, children have lots of opportunities to develop their drawing, painting and collage techniques. Furthermore the children are introduced to a range of artists and are encouraged to create their own unique representations.
We have been very busy in Key Stage One; look at all of our fantastic art work!
Art and Design in Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 children’s natural curiosity and creativity is further encouraged. The children are provided with opportunities to enhance their art and design techniques and broaden their experiences of using a range of materials. The children will explore different types of art, craft and design and discover more about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Here are some examples of the fabulous art and design taking place within Key Stage 2.
Art and Design projects.
To celebrate the schools 50th anniversary all of the children in Trinity helped design and create a mosaic collage with the expertise of a local artist.