Art

Our Vision for Art Learning at Burlington

Art at Burlington develops children’s natural flair, creativity and imagination, encourages experimental approaches, provides opportunities for exploration of techniques and materials and supports children with communicating their ideas about the world. Our shared ethos around a commitment that every child has the potential to progress their own personal creativity and artistic development is embedded in all year groups. We place great emphasis on the process and not just the final product, to show the ‘journey’ the child has taken to reach their final piece. 

 

Art Curriculum Overview

At Burlington, Art is a truly inclusive subject where all children thrive and achieve.  With our diverse community in mind, opportunities are provided for children to develop a positive awareness of different cultures and traditions. Within lessons, we give children the opportunity to work on their own and collaborate with others on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales. We encourage children to evaluate their own ideas and methods, as well as the work of others, sharing what they think and feel about them.  Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.

In Early Years (Nursery and Reception), children self-select from a wide range of resources during continuous provision which enables them to create amazing, individual and unique creations.  They explore colour and how colours can be changed, use a range of different tools and materials when mark making and understand that different media can be combined to create new effects.  They enjoy experimenting with junk modelling materials, selecting their own resources and adapting their work where necessary.

In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), children build on their knowledge and skills developed in Early Years and further explore the use of colour, line, tone, texture and shape and form. Sketchbooks are introduced and are used to show each child’s own personal creative journey and the way they have developed their thinking. Teaching is responsive to children’s creativity ideas or creativity.   Children manipulate media and materials in a variety of ways and develop their understanding of drawing through experimenting with different shapes and thickness, tones and lines. Peer assessment (for example, through the use of art galleries) helps children to refine their skills, review and modify their work.

The Art curriculum at Burlington follows the National Curriculum.  You can find the appropriate extract of this National Curriculum for Art here: 

National Curriculum in KS1 - Art

Please note this extract covers KS1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 which is followed by the Junior School (Years 3 to 6).

The curriculum map below gives you a complete summary of the Art skills, knowledge and key vocabulary that we teach our children, during each term as they progress from Nursery / Reception and through to Years 1 and 2.

Art @ Burlington - Curriculum Map

Here are some photos of our teaching and learning for Art across the school: 

How to Help at Home

Look at this website for some great ideas to create artwork at home: 

Mister Maker Make a Picture

Visit art museums and galleries! There are so many in London. Don’t forget you can ask your child to record their experiences of days out and special days through painting, drawing, or even using junk modelling. Try exploring different places in London and use these as inspiration for your own art work at home. Bring it in to share with the class!

Try and make a sculpture with materials from your garden: 

Andy Goldsworthy: The Art of Nature

Check out this website for inspirational water colour paintings or even better visit the museum and see for yourself! 

Watercolours