Art at Tower Road Academy
At Tower Road we value art because it contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in the child, a sense of enjoyment and purpose and provides pupils with a unique way of perceiving themselves which is essential to their learning. It also broadens the range of opportunities we provide for children to achieve.
Art and design activities enrich children’s learning and enables them to communicate their thoughts, ideas and observations in a practical and expressive way. In talking about art and evaluating their own and others’ work, children are encouraged to develop their visual language, ideas and feelings. Through experience of a variety of materials, tools and techniques children have the opportunity to record creatively the world around them. Regardless of gender, ethnic origin or ability, we specifically aim to ensure that all pupils:
How we implement art at Tower Road Academy.
Our art work around school
Cross-curricular reading in our art curriculum.
We have carefully mapped high-quality texts throughout our curriculum, some which are read in art lessons themselves, other are used to link art with our learning in English, or as a class book. We strongly believe it immerses pupils into a topic, deepening their knowledge and understanding of a subject and exposing the children to rich vocabulary.
Great Art links for kids!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zn3rkqt - BBC Bitesize Art and Design
https://artuk.org/ - Art UK
http://www.tate.org.uk/kids - The Tate - kids zone!
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html - National Gallery of Art - kids zone!
http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/art.htm - Art games
http://www.picassohead.com/ - Picasso head game
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/ - Getty game
What do children at Tower Road say about art?
2019 Arts Fair
2019 - Year 6 visited the National Gallery in London
Visitors are also an integral part of inspiring ambition and future careers.
Some of the visitors we have in school:
We believe it is important for young children to be inspired by and informed about the different careers or hobbies available to them in later life. Throughout our curriculum we not only look at the jobs involved within the field of art, for example a painter and a sculptor, but we also look at lives and work of some of the world's most inspiring artists of our time.
Andy Goldsworthy Elizabeth Berrien
Natural Art Wire Sculpture
Patterns of Africa
Georgia O'Keeffe Heather Galler
Plant Art Patterns in Art
What can I do at home to support learning in art?
Activities at home…
What do you see?
Take a moment, look again.
What do you see now? Has it changed? Why?
Lines you see in the artwork.
Colours you see in the artwork.
Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?
What does the artwork make you think of?
What emotion / mood does it make you feel?
Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?
What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?
If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?
How was this piece of art created?
If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?
What title would you give this artwork?