Little Lever Art department is committed to providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and encourages a love of learning. We like to offer a curriculum that all pupils can access so that they can achieve what they never thought they could.
We are an inclusive department and value the contribution that creative and practical learning supports a child’s development with the other subjects.
Art is subject to an ongoing and rigorous review process, using our analysis of data to ensure that the curriculum is effective in meeting the needs of all students.
We hope that our curriculum provides pupils with the opportunities to be independent, creative and explorative practitioners. Pupils will develop an understanding of how Art and Design practices influence our everyday lives through the study of contextual knowledge and skills based activities. We develop student’s abilities foremost in the areas of drawing, both observational and imaginative.
Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Year 7.
Pupils will be introduced to the basic drawing skills in Art. They will sit a baseline drawing assessment to test their ability in observation drawing. They will be taught how use artists as a source of inspiration through the Art Timeline and other artists links.
The basics of drawing and painting will be taught and pupils will learn how to use a variety of media.
Pupils will be expected to produce work tonal pencil, watercolour, digitally and mixed media including collage.
Homework tasks will contribute to their personal journey in Art and play an integral part in their class work development. Some homework’s will be directly linked to the Art Timeline.