At Cumnor School we want creativity and imagination to be stimulated through our rich art curriculum. Our topic based themes provide opportunities for visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. This enables pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Pupils learn to review their work and become confident to make changes in order to improve and develop their ideas. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.
The appreciation and enjoyment of the children’s work is valued in displays in classrooms and around the school. We are keen participants of Arts Week where we have turned our school hall into a gallery displaying a variety of work ranging from observational sketches to 3D willow structures. We have successful entrants into county art exhibition hosted by the Ashmolean museum and gallery in Oxford. We are lucky enough to have art specialists running after school clubs and supporting lessons.
We have many talented artists at Cumnor School.
Below are the progression maps:
- Year R Art Progression
- Year 1 Art Progression
- Year 2 Art Progression
- Year 3 Art Progression
- Year 4 Art Progression
- Year 5 Art Progression
- Year 6 Art Progression
Sarah Eaton, Art and design co-ordinator