At Stepney Greencoat, we believe that art is a vital part of our pupils’ education. Art has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum and the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum develops children’s critical abilities, as well as an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of artists.
Pupils at Stepney Greencoat develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching, considered sequences of lessons and experiences as well as incidental opportunities within other curriculum topics e.g. making clay vases and pots whilst studying Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greece.
Across the years, pupils at Stepney Greencoat will have the opportunity to:
- Gather resources and materials, using them to stimulate ideas
- Explore and use two- and three-dimensional media, working on a variety of scales
- Review and modify the progress of their work
- Develop understanding of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of times and cultures, applying knowledge to their own work
- Respond to and evaluate art and craft including their own and others’ work
- Understand and apply the key principles of art: line, tone, texture, shape, form, space, pattern, colour, contrast, composition, proportion and perspective
- Realise their ideas and sustain a level of working from start to the completion of a project or piece of work.
Art – "Learning Together for Life"
Learning: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” - Pablo Picaso
Together: “I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” - Georgia O'Keeffe
Life: “There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future […] to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it’s important and in some ways urgent.” - Steve McQueen