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In the junior school pupils develop their creativity and imagination 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.
During their school career the children will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
Art Week is an eagerly awaited annual event in the Fair Oak Junior School calendar. It happens across all year groups in the summer term. Art Week provides a variety of opportunities for pupils to engage in art activities which aren’t usually possible under the normal timetable.
Each year group has its own theme and activities which develop their art skills, knowledge and understanding. All year groups have a 3D activity, paper and paste, a printing project and a textiles task. For example year 6 create mythological heads while year 5 make cartoon characters and year 5 make dream catchers and year 4 do weaving. It is a popular week for parents to volunteer to help in classes or share their artistic talents with small groups of children. Sometimes we also have a visiting artist who works with some of the children too. There is also a whole school drawing challenge which all pupils rise to.
At the end of the week the work is displayed and the school becomes a wonderfully colourful art gallery for everyone to enjoy.