Miss Holding and Miss Bannan, our art leads, welcome you...
Welcome to the Oxley Park Academy art page. Here you will find information about art at OPA including our subject pathway, detailing the content taught in each year group and the progression of art throughout a child’s time at OPA. Art is taught as part of our Doorways and Pathways curriculum. We follow the national curriculum programme of study and build upon the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
What is Art?
Art is the application or expression of human creative skills.
In school we have 3 key concepts in art. As artists we learn to:
- Develop Ideas - by thinking about and understanding how ideas for art develop.
- Master techniques - by developing the skills needed to create art work.
- Take Inspiration from the greats - by learning from the artistic process and techniques used by great artists throughout history.
Each year the children become more skilled in these key concepts, building upon their prior knowledge
and understanding. Our intention is that when they leave in Year 6, they are able to record their
observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, and furthermore, improve their mastery of art and
design techniques and know about great artists, architects and designers in history, as well as comment on artworks with a fluent grasp of visual language.
Pupils behave well. They are proud of their school and show high levels of respect, both towards each other and to staff. (Ofsted)
My children enjoy attending each day. They find the work challenging and interesting. They really like the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Working at Oxley is so special and unique. Everyone is so kind, well-being is at the forefront and our community are a delight. I love my job! (Teacher)
The school missions and values make my son want to be a part of the Academy and try his best. I feel proud that my sons are at Oxley Park and the Nursery and I feel that the changes being made are really positive!
The children are oozing with so much more ‘zest’ since the start of this year, which makes us as parents happier and excited about their future at OPA.
My children love the school! My eldest was quiet, didn’t want to learn, didn’t enjoy school. Now he is settled, has friends and has started to show improvements. My daughter loves her teachers and is extremely enthusiastic.