At Sharmans Cross Junior School, we are incredibly proud of our children's artistic talents. Our Art curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and is carefully woven and embedded through all school subjects to provide children with fabulous learning experiences. All children will experience a broad and dynamic Art curriculum which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children as they progress through our school.
Children will learn about great local and famous artists both in the past and present and make links with art and cultural change. Lessons encompass the full range of core skills including marking making, colour theory, paint, printing, pastel, 3D and mixed media.
Throughout the year, with the help of our Art Council, we carry out national and local competitions and initiatives, so children’s work can be seen in the local community. These include artwork of Solihull Fairtrade trail and LoveSolihull Climate Change competition.
For more information about our Art curriculum, click on the documents below and visit our art blog to see our fabulous work!
Silver Artsmark Award
We are delighted to announce that Sharmans Cross have been awarded a prestigious Artsmark Silver Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people. Over the last two years, Sharmans Cross has been working hard to develop the arts and cultural provision and embed a broad and balanced curriculum.
We submitted a Statement of Commitment and a Statement of Impact to the Arts Council, which were assessed and the following comments were made about our submissions:
“It is clear that your growth as a school, with nearly 400 pupils now on roll, has coincided with the growth of your arts provision, including an increase in music specialist staffing. You have provided staff with excellent CPD, with clear benefits to the teaching of art, where staff confidence has grown and pupil attainment has improved. You have extended pupil performance opportunities and increased pupil premium children’s attendance at after school clubs and the increased attendance during your innovative art weeks. Sharmans Cross have made great strides towards placing the Arts at the heart of your school’s pedagogy to develop your creative and child-led curriculum.”