Here at Rivelin, we aim to enable pupils to confidently express their ideas, feelings and imagination using a range of media, techniques and forms, developing their skills as well as to grow an appreciation for the work of others. Art is a valued subject in our school right from EYFS to Year 6. Together, we enable children the opportunity explore their own creativity, as well as looking at the perspectives and ideas from a diverse range of artists.
Art in the EYFS is taught as part of ‘Creative Development’ under the specific areas Exploring & Using Media & Materials and Expressive Arts & Design. Even at this early stage Art is not only taught through continuous provision, but also as specific skill-based sessions, such as paint mixing, observational drawing or how to create effects using mixed media.
KS1 - KS2
In Years 1 – 6, teachers use the scheme ‘Kapow’ alongside their own subject knowledge to deliver high – quality Art lessons. The Kapow scheme is split up into different strands that run throughout the scheme of work, to ensure that children learn a range of key skills, vocabulary and techniques as they progress through school. Prior learning is revisited to ensure that children build on prior knowledge and skills and new skills are developed.
These strands are:
-Knowledge of artists
We are fortunate in Sheffield to have such a diverse range of inspirational local artists and art to see. Why not see if you could explore our wonderful city of art? There really are so many options to explore such as the Millennium Galleries, Fired Arts, Site Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
We have so many fantastic artists all around Sheffield, including in our city centre. Can you spot any creations from these artists?
Pete Mckee, Phlegm, Faunagraphic, Joe Scarborough, Karin Hessinberg