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Our Arts Vision

 

Our children participate in a variety of engaging and inspiring opportunities; that enable them to develop positively within their learning, academically as well as socially, emotionally and culturally. Giving all children quality experiences of the Arts in and out of the classroom impacts greatly upon the standards of attainment in the core areas achieved by our children. At Great Binfields we encourage all children and staff to adopt a growth mind set approach to all tasks and  apply this not only to learning but to ensure they are being  global citizens. The Arts play a vital part in children being able to foster this mind set and one of our school’s well know phrases ‘Don’t give up until your proud’ really applies to creative learning and  encourages children to persevere with struggles and challenges, just like those many professional artists face / have faced.

'Art and design is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise: with your hands, eyes and your whole personality' Quentin Blake, Children's Laureate

 

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Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life, which helps to build a balanced personality.' Bridget Riley, Painter

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination and we really value this in our school. Art Provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world around us. Our Children use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.

Through art and design activities, our children learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers - both past and present.

Our older children learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in life and in different times and cultures.

Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visuals arts is a huge part of our learning at Great Binfields Primary School - we truly believe 'The Arts' have the power to enrich our lives.

Every year group has a whole programme of art that links in primarily with either the children's current topic, IT, Science, RE and Literacy but on occasions this stretches to maths and other areas of the curriculum too. In addition to this we have an Art Festival week in May which spans across the whole school and culminates in an Art Exhibition for the local community.

We book visits to art galleries, theatres, craftwork workshops and also regularly invite artists to work with different year groups too.

We are resolute in our determination to ensure all children receive a rich art experience during their primary years here at GBP so that they develop a love for The Arts as they mature.

Click on the link below to check out our Latest news section where will you will find lots of Art learning that our children have participated in. Some highlights include school performances, theatre workshops, theatre visits, school trips and much much more! 

Austin's Butterfly Edit

Uploaded by BRGSTube on 2015-09-14.

Austin's Butterfly is a video that we are very familiar with here at Great Binfields! The video shows the journey of a boy called Austin who is asked to draw a butterfly. The video shows the importance of peer and self critique and that our first attempt is not always our best. This links strongly with our school Growth Mindset ethos and this video is used in not only our Art lessons but in many others too. Austin's attitude is something that we can all take inspiration from and reminds us that making mistakes is part of the learning process.  The video is posted above and is well worth a watch! 

 

Useful Websites

 

Here are some links to some really interest and exciting Art websites, that you may like to have a look at. Some websites are linked to galleries where they tell you information about latest exhibitions and the work of famous Artists. Do you recognise any Artist names?

The work shown on these websites or the information you find out about different Artists' styles may inspire your next piece! If you discover any other useful websites let Mrs Harvey know and she can pop them on this section. 

 

Tate Kids:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore

 

National Portrait Gallery:

https://www.npg.org.uk/

 

Southampton Art Gallery

https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/whats-on/

 

 

 

Art Leaders

 

A fantastic opportunity for children to shine, showing their talent, skills and a role of responsibility in the school. These children will be attending regular meetings to share ideas about their thoughts on our Art curriculum, run Art activities and clubs, support with resourcing Art activities and our annual Arts Festival. Watch this space to find out on what they have been getting up to!

 

Art leaders for 2019-20

 

Our school's Art leaders

Year 1- Sonny, Amy, Oliver M and Isla 

Year 2- Sisi, Evie D, Owen and Elvie

Year 3- Matilda, Tyreshay, Owen and Lily

Year 4- Hannah, Theo

Year 5- Jemima, Kiara, Eloise and Thomas

Year 6- tbc

 

 

 

 

OVERVIEW OF CLUBS 2019/2020 – AUTUMN TERM

 

Club

Time

Year Group

Staff involved

Area Used

TUESDAY

 

KS1 Choir

3.15-4.00

Years 1-2

VE

Main Hall

WEDNESDAY

 

KS2 Self Space

12.00-12.30

Years 5-6

Katy Lowe

Forest School

KS2 Music Club

12.00-12.30

Years 3-6

NI

The Woodland

THURSDAY

 

KS2 Choir

12.00-12.30

Years 3-6

CK

The Woodland

FRIDAY

 

EYFS/Yr 1
Mindfulness Colouring

12.30-1.00

Years R-1

CK

Rowan Class

EYFS/Yr 1
Still Life Drawing

12.30-1.00

Years R-1

LD

Birch Class

 

 

OVERVIEW OF CLUBS 2020 – SPRING TERM

 

Club

Time

Year Group

Staff involved

Area Used

TUESDAY

 

School Orchestra

12.00-12.30

Invite Only

NI

The Woodland

KS2 Dance

3.15-4.10

Years 3-6

BO

Main Hall

WEDNESDAY

 

KS2 Music Club

12.00-12.30

Years 3-6

NI

The Woodland

THURSDAY

 

KS2 Choir

12.00-12.30

Years 3-6

CK

The Woodland

KS2 Art Club

3.15-4.10

Years 3-6

AJ

Beech Class

Drama

3.15-4.10

Year 6 only

BO

Chestnut Class

FRIDAY

 

EYFS/Yr 1
Mindfulness Colouring

12.30-1.00

Years R-1

CK

Rowan Class

EYFS/Yr 1
Still Life Drawing

12.30-1.00

Years R-1

LD

Birch Class

 

 


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