Visual Arts at John Henry Priamry School

Visual Arts vision for John Henry Primary School: 

  • There is always more than one answer
  • Everyone can be creative; they just need to find their inspiration
  • Art can be frustrating but can build resilience and determination
  • Art is subjective – a piece of work can be as simple or as complex as desired, as long as it can be justified.

         Art SHOULD Be…

  • Engaging
  • Creating/Making
  • Reflecting
  • Presenting/Celebrating
  • Hands on
  • Interest-based
  • Inquiry-driven
  • Relevant
  • Integrated (where possible)
  • Exposure to various mediums, techniques and technologies
  • Exposure to technical language
  • Fostering of Imagination

Foundation to Year 2

  • Proper use of materials
  • Fine-Motor skills
  • Sharing
  • Hands-on
  • Sensory
  • Interest-Based
  • Inquiry-Based
  • Parent involvement with class activities/excursions
  • Using skills/resources of skilled/interested parents/members of the community

Year 3 & 4

  • Artist-Study
  • Technique Study/Emulation
  • Study of Historical context
  • Open-ended activities
  • Child-centred Decision Making
  • Accountability
  • Appreciation

Year 5 & 6

  • Elective program
  • Passion Project
  • Interest-Based
  • Inquiry-Based
  • Open-ended Activities
  • Study of Historical Context
  • Child-Centred Decision Making
  • Artist-Study
  • Technique Study/Emulation
  • Collaborative Galleria Expo
  • Critical Appraisal of Art
  • Critical reflection of work