PPA Cover delivers an excellent art and design education to Primary Schools that reach the National Curriculum requirements for Art and Design as a foundation subject.
Our teachers encourage students to express themselves and enjoy art as a time for creativity. PPA Covered provides staffs that are well-versed in the arts and will plan thoughtful lessons for tailored specifically for your school and students. In addition to the staff, we also invite a local artist to talk with the children and give them a lesson on their art specialty.
As recommended by the Department for Education, Key Stage 1 children should be receiving at least 50 minutes a week and Key Stage 2 for 55 minutes of Art and Design per week within a 38-week academic program. PPA Covered meets these demands with engaging and well-planned art lessons.
Students will get to explore a variety of artists and artwork. They will also have the opportunity to try many forms of expression such as drawing, painting, sculpting, e-design, fabrics, and so much more. Students will investigate different patterns, themes, materials, and meanings in an array of art.
Our classes aren’t just about creating art, but also discussing it as well. The children will be able to make pieces based on their thoughts and emotions, and explain how individual works make them feel. This exchange is important as it opens up the conversation around feelings and expression. It also provides a space for children to learn how to respectfully talk to, compliment, and offer suggestions to others.
While it is important for the children to work independently on some pieces, our lessons also include group work. This work is an excellent platform for students to brainstorm together and mix their ideas to create a masterpiece. Each student is required to contribute to the overall work so that everyone is involved and having fun. After the piece is finished, the groups will be able to present their creation to the class and talk about it together.
At PPA Covered, we believe it is important for students to show off their abilities, which is why we like to showcase their artwork around the school. These displays give teachers, parents, and other students the opportunity to appreciate a student’s work and compliment them. Also, we also host an art show twice a year for students to present their work. This show invites the community to explore their artwork, while also raising money for students to go on future trips to art museums and exhibits.
Another favorite event is the reusable art week. During this week students are invited to bring in old materials or find them in the school and use them to make art. This week helps spread awareness to the students about the importance of conserving and reusing materials to help the Earth. In the past, children have made sculptures, figurines, and even clothes out of recycled material.
Students will also be able to connect with other parts of their curriculum and activities including music and drama. They will help design the backdrops and props for any plays, musicals, or shows put on by the school. This will allow another opportunity for their artwork to be displayed.