At Tennyson Road we support the arts and we are currently working towards an Artsmark accreditation, which means we celebrate art, music, culture, theatre, film and dance through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Children enjoy being inspired to create and experiment with different mediums and materials and learn new skills whilst exploring their imagination.
In art lessons, key stage one children will learn sketching and drawing skills, how to use colour, tone and shading to create different effects, use clay, use ICT to create art and begin to discuss famous artworks and artists. Throughout key stage 2, art lessons progress so that children build on their early skills with printing, use of line, tone, colour and shape to show movement and more in-depth study of art, artists and designers.
We hold ‘Art Week’ each year where each year group studies the work of an artist in detail and produce their own artwork in response. We also regularly produce whole-class pieces of work in response to cross-curricular stimulus helping children to express their creativity and explore a wider culture.