The dictionary defines art as:
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as a painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Henri Matisse said, ‘Creativity takes courage.’
Our vision at Holy Trinity, we combine these two things.
By the end of their time at Holy Trinity Church School, we want our children to have gained the skills needed to be courageous in expressing their imagination using a range of skills and media.
We aim to inspire the children by introducing them to works from a variety of different artists of different eras and genres, encouraging them to imitate and innovate their own ideas from them.
According to the children, Art is a whole range of creative things...
In EYFS it is: cutting and sticking; drawing, painting and colouring; making things (models).
In Key Stage 1 it is: creating something that you make up; it is drawing and painting; doing your own creations.
In Key Stage 2 it is: something that you create using your imagination
According to the children, an artist is many things...
In EYFS it is: someone who is good at drawing
In Key Stage 1 it is: someone who creates inspirational work
In Key Stage 2 it is: someone who inspires others with their work
Art is taught throughout all year groups in the school.
EYFS have art as a continuous provision option linked to their Early Learning Goals.
Key Stages 1 and 2 approach art in blocks and build upon their skills each year; reflecting on prior learning before continuing on their art journey.
Year 2 and Key Stage 2 have sketch books to practise their skills and use to show their ideas and final pieces of work. Throughout all of these art opportunities the chidlren are given the skills to then use and create their own inpirational pieces of work.
Throughout the year each child has the opportunity to showcase their work in our Holy Trinity Art Gallery. We have an area of display boards which each year group takes it in turns to showcase art work of the children.
We were lucky enough to welcome Darren Wakelam to our school to produce some work with Year 6. We used this work as inspiration for our Arts Week creations in the Summer of 2023. These works are now on display in Trinity Building.