- Junior art 2013
We are delighted to have been recognised with the ‘Artsmark Gold’ award by the Arts Council for our “excellence in arts and cultural provision.” Click here for more information on Artsmark.
At Blackheath High School Juniors, the Art curriculum offers opportunities to:
- stimulate creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a way of understanding and responding to the world;
- develop understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings;
- explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers, and help them learn about their different roles and about the functions of art, craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures;
learn how to make thoughtful judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions and become actively involved in shaping environments.
In Key Stage 1 the girls develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment. They begin to understand colour, shape and space and pattern and texture and use them to represent their ideas and feelings.
In Key Stage 2 the girls develop their creativity and imagination further through more complex activities. These help to build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques. They increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures. They become more confident in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.
Every year an art exhibition is held in the main hall displaying a piece of art work from every pupil in the junior school. Previous themes include The Olympic Games (2012) and Nature (2011).
Design & Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. The subject calls for them to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team and they learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life.
In Year 6 both DT and Art are taught by specialist teachers at both the Senior and Junior Schools, this enables girls to have access to the Senior School's Art and DT equipment and specialist classrooms.