Art at Springfield Primary
At Springfield Primary School, Art will be used to enable pupils to develop knowledge, skills and understanding to communicate their thoughts and ideas across the curriculum. All pupils will be taught art, craft and design to engage, inspire and challenge. Their developing knowledge, skills and understanding will equip them to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils become artists and designers, they will be taught to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Through cross-curricular work, pupils will learn that art and design both reflect and shape our history, as well as contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Please use the attached resources to find out more about our Art curriculum at Springfield Primary School.
A Project To Be Proud Of
Our Year 4 Springfield children were fortunate to be a part of a fantastic environmental project in conjunction with the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and The Manchester Metropolitan University. This science-arts-education public engagement project was inspired by Kathryn Adamson's research and was conceived for the MOSI Science Festival 2020. However, due to Covid-19, it morphed into something even better! The project has come a long way since then, including making a short film, funded by the ESRC, and conveys the role of the arts in a science education context.
The project involved the children writing poetry, making 'drips' from recycled plastics and fabrics and formulating pledges for how they will be passionate protectors of the environment.
We hope you enjoy the video below, which was presented at the climate change festival in Manchester during COP 26.