Arts


Primary Art
 


In the Primary School, the subjects Art and Design and Craft Design Technology are taught by our own , Art Specialist, in a purpose-built department, and in the classrooms by the class teachers. Years 1, 5 and 6 are taught by the specialist until February, and then Years 2, 3 and 4. In this way, over 900 children from Years 1 to 6 can be taught every week throughout the year. The children learn a range of skills including drawing, painting, collage, 3D, printmaking, textiles, digital media, food technology and mechanisms and structures. These skills are taught within the QCA topics listed, and are linked wherever possible to MES Cairo’s creative curriculum 'Curriculum Diversity' themes taught by the class teachers throughout the year. This encourages the children to immerse themselves further in their learning experience. Curriculum links help to develop the children's creativity and imagination, and they foster a wide range of important skills. Within their Art lessons, the children are encouraged to practise the following skills:

- Exploration of the formal elements of Art: line, tone, colour, shape, form, texture and pattern.
- Exploration of their feelings and emotions, and their responses to their own and others' artwork.
- Vocabulary- the children regularly discuss and evaluate their own and others' work which helps improve their spoken English.
- Taking pride in their work- the children are encouraged to complete work to a high standard and improve it whenever possible.
- Researching and recording; ICT and other reference sources are used for research, and sketchbooks, to record progress.
- Teamwork- group activities help children understand the importance of cooperation and value the role others can play.
- An understanding of the importance of Art in everyday life.
- An awareness and appreciation of their environment and the health of our planet.
- An awareness of the contributions made by past, present and future artists and designers.
- Using equipment effectively and safely.

The Primary School offers a wide variety of Art-based extra-curricular activities for our children. The children also have the opportunity to enter regular competitions based on an Art theme.

 

 

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Coptic Christmas

Tuesday 8th January
First Day of Term Two

Tuesday 8th to Monday 21st January
DP12 Exams
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Y10-12 Exams

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Sunday 13th to Thursday 24th January
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Tuesday 15th January
Primary Student Progress Meetings with Parents

Wednesday 16th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 1

Thursday 17th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 2

Sunday 20th January
Y5 Trip Parents’ Meeting
Sunday 20th January
G8-10 IGP Assembly

Sunday 20th January
G9-12 Exam Assembly

Monday 21st to Thursday 31st January
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Wednesday 23rd January
Y/G8 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd January
G7-8 Transition Assembly for Parents – 1.45-3.00pm

Thursday 24th January
Y/G7 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Sunday 27th January
G9-12 Study Day

Sunday 27th January
Whole School e-Safety Focus Fortnight

Monday 28th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 1

Tuesday 29th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 2

Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February
G9-12 Mid-Year Exams

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day