Houghton School, Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD

0116 2412 465

office@houghton.leics.sch.uk

Houghton on the Hill C of E Primary School

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

Art

At Houghton Primary School, we have reviewed our Art Curriculum Offer, and alongside the aim of the National Curriculum have agreed the following vision for the subject in our school:

  • To develop an understanding of the breadth of arts and crafts, and how they link to our cultural heritage
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of how art and craft can be a response to historical or geographical contexts
  • To promote growth mindset and wellbeing though opportunities to experiment, make choices, practice mindfulness and express difference and opinions
  • To make links between visual arts and career pathways.
  • To develop pupils’ skills in close observation;
  • To develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpting and printing, with a range of materials;
  • To foster an emotional and spiritual response in pupils to the visual world;

Pupils at Houghton Primary can expect to be taught under the following themes:

Sketching

Colour Mixing

Painting

Printing

Textiles

Ceramics

Sculpture

Collage

Media  

The teaching of art skills and knowledge takes place through focused art days in Sketching, Painting and Famous Art, and through a high quality art project each half term.

Pupils will encounter a number of well-known artists and crafters, and to become familiar with key well-known items of art.

Pupils will in their life at primary school have an opportunity to visit an art gallery.