I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
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I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
Following the National Curriculum framework of principles for Art and Design, we aim to provide a wide range of stimulating and creative opportunities that will aid our pupils' artistic development.
The children are able to respond to the natural and man-made environment through direct experiences and observations. Opportunities are given to visit local art displays, study local architecture, sculpture and design. We provide a wide variety of tools, materials and equipment for the children to experiment and become familiar with.
We enable the children to learn about the great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Our pupils are encouraged to critically evaluate their own and other's work and use specialised art vocabulary when discussing their ideas.
Throughout the school there are interactive displays which celebrate the childrens work. Our Art gallery exhibits art work from Nursery to Year 6 and demonstrates the progression in skills.
We are active in the local community, with visits to the Turner Art Gallery, participation in the Rotary Club Art competition (displayed at Westwood Cross) and have been winners of 'The Neal Foundation', Art project for five consecutive years.
During Term 5 and 6 selected children where chosen to attend an after school art and craft club lead by Miss Jenkins, Year 6 Teacher and Mrs Williams a local artist. Together they worked alongside the children to help inspire them to create their own art pieces experimenting with a ride range of media to create a mini project of their learning journey to help them achieve an arts award.
To help them achieve their award the children were invited to spend the afternoon at Quex Powell Cotton Museum where they were able to interview the staff about the museum before taking part in a short art workshop.
Please see below a short paragraph from the children explaining there journey throughout their time at art club.
By Ella By Elizabeth
By Cameron By Orlendra
We are proud to show of our wonderful Christmas displays across the school that the children have enjoyed making this Term.
Well done to all of our pupils who took part in creating our Hall Art displays, showing our School PART values of Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork.