The Art National Curriculum states that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Throughout the school year, specific art and design skills are explored and practised in order to provide children with the foundation of which to build upon and combine in terms 5 and 6. Therefore, art and design forms the non-core curriculum focus for this period of the school year and will include looking at a specific artist before both an art and design technology finial piece is created.
These sculptures were inspired by a whole school visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The children asked if they could create sculptures for our school grounds. We wanted to re-use objects so wrote to local tyre firms. Look at what we created – an animal for each of the classes (our classes are named after the animals from Noah’s Ark). We are really proud of our achievements and they look great in our outdoor classroom.
Thank you to Jim Blainey from Dunholme Camera Club who came in to take some photographs.