Why is Art important?
Art education has been proven to have remarkable impacts on academic, social, and emotional outcomes, helping us develop empathy as we learn more about societies, cultures and history. Engagement with Art helps us stretch our minds beyond the boundaries of the printed text or the rules of what is provable to encompass visual-spatial learning and develop motor skills. Through our Art, we learn to express ourselves confidently and creatively.
When is Art taught?
Art is taught through thematic units. The Whole School Overview at the bottom of the page clearly maps out which thematic units feature within this subject. Whereas the example Long-Term Plan's linked below for each year group clearly shows the objectives covered:
How is Art taught?
Art is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Who do we learn about in Art?
We learn about Artists such as: Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet and Jackson Pollock for example.
What do we learn in Art?
In Art, we learn about the mediums of collage, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, 3D form and sculpture, as well as mixed media.
Please have a look below to see our Art Curriculum overview.
At St Elizabeth's, we love to link Art into other subjects in the curriculum. Below is an example of beautiful pieces of art work that were produced by our children during a special art project called 'I am the Vine,' which was organised by all of the primary schools in the Wythenshawe Catholic Cluster.