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Turnshaw Avenue, Aughton, Sheffield, S26 3XQ - view location

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At Aughton Junior Academy, we believe that art should be taught as an integral part of children’s education; making cross curricular links with other national curriculum subjects wherever possible. For us, the Art curriculum provides pupils with opportunities to develop ways in which they are able to share and express individual creativity, whilst being inspired by famous and local artists and exploring different media.

We believe that Art enhances a child’s personal development with creativity, independence, and self-reflection. While also enabling pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them and therefore links strongly to our school values. Our focus is to develop confidence and skills within sketching, painting, understanding colour and shade and sculpture, collage, 3D modelling and much more. Acquiring a wide range of techniques inspired by termly inspirational artists, including; Banksy, Piet Mondrain, Picasso and many, many more. 

Children will develop their understanding around the language of art, with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing an accessible and engaging curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. Lessons are taught in blocks on a termly basis and involve studying existing pieces of art, by local and national artists, both current and historical, recognising how art has developed over centuries through a wide varied of artistic movements and how this has impacted the world. The children are provided with constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to create the art piece, to improve their work and ensure that the skills are continuously developed.