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Art and Design stimulates pupils’ creativity and imagination, providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and is a unique way to understand and respond to the world, and to communicate with others. Pupils learn about the place and role of art, craft and design in life today, as well as in different times and cultures. Pupils experience, experiment with and use colour, form, shape, space, texture and pattern, exploring different materials and processes.

Park Community Academy has good links with outside agencies, including the Grundy Art Gallery, and pupils across the key stages regularly visit the Gallery to view exhibitions and take part in workshops. We also enjoy specialist artist practitioners who visit and lead workshops in school.

In Key Stage 2 Art follows the themed topics each term. These have included The Weather, Egyptians and Portraits.  Pupils get to use a wide range of media from clay, printing, painting, charcoal, chalks and Modroc. 

In Key Stage 3 pupils complete 3 projects each year.  These projects will develop different areas in Art & Design from  Three dimensional, graphics, textiles, painting & drawing.  In all projects pupils will research different artists and make connections between their work .

In Key Stage 4 pupils follow the WJEC Entry level and GCSE qualification topics, developing their skills in all areas.

Pupils are encouraged to enter work for both local and National awards including The Seasiders Exhibition, The Blackpool and The Fylde Young Artist of the Year and The NASUWT Arts and Minds Competition.

KS5 undertake a variety of art based activities from ceramics, photography, graffiti and designing these are delivered through a cross- curricular capacity.  They have been visited by local artists and craftspeople to enhance their appreciation and understanding of Art. The 6th form students have also enjoyed viewing a variety of different artwork in the Blackpool area including sculptures and graffiti. This is also supported with their links to college on a weekly basis. 

Some pupils have selected to do study Art further and have an extra lesson during the week.  In these lesson pupils are building on their existing knowledge and developing their skills further.  There are also plans for 6th form students to improve outside areas of the school with sculptures working with outside craftspeople. 

 

Rolling Programme for Art and Design FS/KS1

Year

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

A

Colour mixing –

use of Paint

Painting Mallet flowers on

white fabric to create colours

from nature.

Rangoli patterns – Divali

Firework art

3D Modelling –

clay

Soft modelling

Create a clay pots

Investigating

Materials

Collage

Leave collages.

Rubbings and finding patterns

outside.

Drawing and Painting

Soil paints using soils from different areas.

Colour mixing

Sculpture

Junk Modelling

Sculptures in style

of Andy Goldsworthy.

Gallery visit.

Trips out to find natural and man made sculptures.

Painting Outside

Palettes from nature-collect as many colours as can from field.

printing – plants.

Van Gogh – sunflowers

 

 

B

Painting

Portraits

Autumn palettes from nature.

Block and Linear

Painting

Wrapping Paper

Work outside using buildings to give ideas for painting.

Junk Modelling

Twig,leaf and rock models.

Collage

Collect materials from outside to create collage.

Winter scenes, spring, topic linked art.

About the work of

a range of artists

Lowry – Wax rubbings

Pattern

Decoration

Animal art – camouflage, symmetry animal patterns.

3D Sculpture

Soft modelling

Sand sculptures on beach.

 

Rolling Programme for Design and Technology  FS/KS1

Year

Topic 1

Topic 2

A

Textiles – puppets

Christmas Decorations

Structures

Electrical Systems

 

B

Food – Handa’s Surprise

Mechanisms – Moving Pictures/Incy Wincy Spider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2 Rolling Program

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

 

YEAR 1

All about me

Portraits

Colour

Collage

Observational drawing

My Local Area

Landscape

Texture

Tribal, ceremony and ritual

 

The Seaside

(inc the Victorians)

Observational drawing

Pattern

Printing

 

YEAR 2

 

Space

Realism and abstract art, Kandinsky and Peter Thorpe.

Exploring line, shape, colour.

Telling stories with pictures.

 

Britain since the 1920’s

Looking at 1960s/1970s fashion.

Describing patterns, printing and designing patterns. 

Using recycled materials to create a piece of clothing. 

Water World

Marbelling, creating textures and movement.

Japanese Art 

Designing a boat out of suitable materials; canal boat designs, iconic ships 'titanic'.

 

Year 3

Materials

Texture

Textiles

Weaving

Observational drawing

Invasions (The Romans)

Observational drawing

Pattern

Printing

Mark making

3D

Out in the Country

Making sketchbooks

Design

Colour

Digital Media

 

 

YEAR 4

 

Rise of the Robots

Shape

3D

Futurism

Food and where it comes from

Eric Carle ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Sequencing

Pop Art

Weather

Repeating patterns

Textiles

Tone

 

Key Stage 3 Rolling Program

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

1

Community theme

Seaside Project

On the beach

Observational Drawing

Printmaking

Collage

Painting

Horrible Histories

Illustration Project

(Using pictures to tell a story)

Painting

Inventions theme

Cardboard Challenge

Re-cycled Art

‘A Changing World’ – A themed project using the WEEE man sculpture at Eden Project Cornwall as inspiration

2

Earth, Air, Fire, Water theme

Observational Drawing

Figurines

Still-life

Surrealism

Portraits

Patterns – Mandala Design using natural objects

Tourism theme

Landscapes

Winter skylines

Cityscapes

Snowboard Design

Painting

Collage

 

World War Two theme

Expressionism

Using colour to create mood

Painting

3

Media

How the media can shape religious views.

Different religious channels on TV and Radio- how religion is more accessible nowadays.

Religion in the news.

Easter

Olympics theme

Batik Project – flags of the world  (textiles)

Poster Design

Creative Lettering

 

Superheroes theme

Portraits

Pop Art including looking at the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein