There is a carefully planned scheme of work which focuses on skill progression from Early Years to Year 6.
Art is a very important part of our curriculum in Pre Prep and the children have time to explore their creativity as well as develop a range or artistic skills during their hour long lesson of Art each week. Sketch books are introduced in Year 1 and are used to explore techniques, develop ideas and keep a record of their work.
Art projects are closely related to their topic work. During Art lessons, children discuss the work of artists as well as gain experience in a range of media. Children explore drawing with different tools and develop their understanding of colour and composition in painting. They also investigate working in clay, paint, pastels, chalk and inks, and develop skills such as textile work, observational drawing and printing.
Wherever possible children are encouraged to take the initiative and develop projects in their own individual way. They are actively involved in evaluating their progress and to be challenged. This approach gives our children the opportunity to achieve high standards whilst having much creative fun.
We are delighted that The Manor has joined the prestigious Artsmark Award and has been awarded the silver status. Artsmark is The Arts Council England’s award for schools who champion The Arts. As an Artsmark school we actively celebrate across the curriculum including Art, Design Technology, Music and Drama.