Art and Design
Art at Rougham follows the Kapow scheme of learning. Through this we inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. Children are given opportunities to work with a variety of mediums and are encouraged to become an artist in their own way.
Pupils are given the opportunity to practise discrete Art skills within set units which are then revisited throughout the year. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.
Our art curriculum has one message to all our pupils at its core: At Rougham Primary, we believe that artistic skill is not innate and success is achieved and maximised through effort and development of skill and techniques. Creativity and independent outcomes are embedded into each Art unit, supporting children in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions so that their outcomes, whilst knowledge-rich, are unique to each child. Our supportive staff and lessons allow all pupils to succeed and to shine to their fullest potential.
Our Shine Curriculum generates ideas from a wide range of stimuli, exploring different media and techniques. It is rich and varied with many opportunities to study different Art forms and Artists from a wide range of cultures. Children are encouraged to ask questions about artists work and to explore different ideas and visions. Art at Rougham gives children a chance to manifest their creative energy into a physical form. We support children to question how things in the real world work through practical applications, and provide them with the independence to come to their own conclusions.
Every child has their own sketchbook. Their sketchbooks are very important place where children can record their ideas, their thinking, their evaluations, their experimentation, as well as their individuality. Enrichment activities are encouraged within the curriculum.
The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school art day in the Summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists. Children use the local Suffolk countryside that surrounds our school to inspire their artwork. We always look to make links with local artists to work with the children and enhance our units of work.