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25/11/22

Some of our Young Carers group made some delicious cookies today. Yummy!! https://t.co/2CX8m65LoT

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25/11/22

Another amazing group of children who are consistently going over and above and doing the right thing. Well done - we hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' https://t.co/cXBrdM9kYd

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18/11/22

Well done to those children who have gone over and above this week. Hope you enjoyed your 'Hot Chocolate with the Head.' Well done everyone! https://t.co/yU50rbNzi3

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14/11/22

Anti Bullying week begins today. We are wearing odd socks to celebrate our differences! https://t.co/svNwuo0vk6

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11/11/22

Another amazing group of children going 'over and above'. Well done everyone! https://t.co/4nWiqI4T48

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11/11/22

In Flanders fields the poppies blow… https://t.co/Us5ZwPpkiU

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11/11/22

Lest we forget ♥️ https://t.co/cV3mTaFA5m

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04/11/22

Well done to our amazing children who earned 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today for always going over and above! https://t.co/8OCKTzE9yY

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02/11/22

Our Inclusion Exhibition last night was a real success. It was good to be able to share and celebrate the additional support that is available to all pupils at Whyteleafe. Thank you to all those parents and carers who attended and supported the event. https://t.co/fGTybskTLf

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01/11/22

We are looking forward to hosting our first 'Inclusion Exhibition' tonight at 6.30pm. All parents and carers are invited to attend.

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21/10/22

Year 6 having a wonderful time at the Imperial War Museum today! https://t.co/KtsQysyIIF

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21/10/22

A huge order of new books arrived today to inject our book corners with diversity! Our children were so excited to have a new range of stories with diverse characters that represent themselves! Here are just sample of some the new exciting reads we have across the school https://t.co/At2oDgwBfk

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18/10/22

Amazing music making with year 4 this afternoon! They challenged themselves to play accurately and ensured they kept in time. https://t.co/OXei7apLT3

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18/10/22

Today we received some exciting news! After a successful application, we have been donated 100 books by and to help diversify our library! We cannot wait to receive them and share them with our children. Thank you !! https://t.co/8mHvvYiV0M

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07/10/22

Another group of fantastic children who were rewarded with 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today. Well done everyone and keep up the good work!#aiminghigh https://t.co/U45x5gDiXc

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07/10/22

Celebrating 10 years of - Year 6 creates hummingbirds using the quilling technique https://t.co/rUkB8c92hz

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07/10/22

Year five took off to outer space today on a rocket to explore the solar system by the means of virtual reality! What a super experience we had! 🪐☄️🚀 https://t.co/md1PZVTIzh

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30/09/22

Happy Friday everyone and well done to all our super learners who enjoyed 'Hot Chocolate with the Head' today. https://t.co/dZAK5XweMR

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27/09/22

Year 2 had great fun practising different painting techniques yesterday! They are masters at splattering, pouring, dripping and stippling. https://t.co/B5HnpBpFT7

Art

At Whyteleafe, we are committed to providing all children, from Early Years to Year 6, with opportunities to engage, express themselves and succeed in art.  We aim to enable children to achieve high standards through a creative and enriching curriculum that provides a means of expression for all children. Our art curriculum allows children to explore, build on and record their own creative imaginative ideas.  Art also supports the development of motor-skills, language skills, social skills, risk taking and inventiveness whilst helping to develop creative problem-solving skills.

Through our skills-based curriculum, children are developing their confidence and imagination.  They are taught the skills to use visual language to explore line, shape, pattern, colour and texture.  We provide our children with opportunities to improve their oracy skills within the art curriculum through our exhibitions which require children to orally present an explanation of their artwork and the skills involved.  Children also have the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas. We also use artwork to develop inference skills within reading. Art provides challenge for all learners at all levels through extension and self-selection of skills and techniques for a specific purpose.  Through art, children are able to gain a different perspective and see things through other people’s eyes, allowing children to connect with their own culture and with the wider world.

Prior learning is built upon year on year and children are encouraged to share knowledge and skills they already have when revisiting topics.  Each year group studies a number of artists. These artists are suited to the specific skills that are taught in that year group and, where possible, link to topics in other subjects.  Children in Year 5 and 6 have opportunities to self-select artists that they are inspired by and would like to learn more about. These artist studies provide opportunities for discussion and appreciation of art.

A child’s picture is his or her own. It has worth in its own right, without having to be measured or judged by others as right or wrong. The child has the authority to say what the picture is of, or what it communicates, building up their confidence and self-esteem.

As a school, we recognise that displaying the children’s creations is an important part of the artistic process.  Therefore, we have a dedicated space for children in all year groups to showcase their work. Children are proud of their work and look forward to seeing what is on display.

Our art leaders (selected children from years 3-6) have a real passion for this subject and support teachers with resourcing lessons and help select art for the Art Gallery and exhibitions.  

At Whyteleafe, we are fortunate to have a space within the school dedicated to art and DT.  The Art Studio is available for small groups of children to take part in additional art activities to develop their art techniques further.  Parent volunteers share their artistic talents with the children to create large, eye-catching pieces of art that decorate the communal areas of the school building.

By the end of Year 6, we aim for all children to have mastered techniques in all areas of the curriculum and have a deep understanding of a range of artists throughout history.

Documents

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Aiming to be Inclusive Art 31st Mar 2022 Download
Art and Design Curriculum including prog... 15th Sep 2022 Download