Oak Bank School

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Art

Art is an integral part of the daily curriculum and is delivered to Key Stage Two and Three. At present the option for Key Stage Four is an arts award programme that starts at bronze then silver and finally gold. Gold is recognised by UCAS.
The Art Room is fully equipped with a working Kiln and high quality materials for the children to work with. This is important as it follows the level of expectation from the national curriculum by developing knowledge and skill through materials

Art is a vital part of the school as it is a therapeutic subject that strives to raise self-confidence and gives the students a safe space to express themselves through the array of materials all the while helping to build social skills. We also look at different time periods relating in art and reflect on what has changed. Art supports other subjects by creating a visual of history and linking it to events that they might cover in their History, Geography, SMSC and English lessons. We don’t just look at historical art we strive to keep the children engaged through contemporary artists as well and art they will know from story books or popular culture.

The Art room also plays a big role in the enrichment program; where children can create things using recycled materials and can visit Scrap Store in Milton Keynes to delve into a Pandora’s box of odds and ends to create sculptures, paintings and many other things. Graffiti art is also run during enrichment periods once a week which teaches them to create fantastic pieces of work in the correct setting.

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