Birchfield Primary School

Birchfield Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7HU


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Art at Birchfield Primary School


At Birchfield School children explore and develop their skills and creativity using a wide range of media. We believe that Art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness.
“Art is not just a subject you can learn but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
We plan a range of integrated experiences carefully planned to fit in with our topics. Art should enable children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children experiment with the use of colour, texture, form, line, shape, pattern and different materials. We use sketchbooks to help children to develop their ideas and to show and assess progression in their artistic ability. The children learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting, printing and sculpture techniques. The children use technology to produce images, patterns and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements. They take inspiration from nature, design and will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.