Art & Design
We believe art should stimulate pupil’s interests and develop their skills within the art curriculum. We aim for pupils to develop a sense of creativity and imagination through producing art. We teach pupils to explore a variety of media, tools and techniques. By doing this, pupils investigate and combine visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes to produce art work. We also teach pupils to understand the role and purpose of Artists, Crafts people and Designers working in different times and cultures.
Art is planned using the National Curriculum. It is taught in correlation with the topic-based curriculum for the half term and this might be taught weekly or in a ‘block’. Each half term there is a focus on a particular art skill. Every year group will have opportunities to learn about a range of artists and develop their art skills in drawing, painting, printing and sculpting.
As a result of our art curriculum, all pupils across the school develop an interest and a passion for art. All pupils develop a range of knowledge and skills, which they can embed into their own lives as they progress throughout the school. By engaging in our art curriculum, children develop their self-expression, risk taking, creativity, confidence and communication skills. Through art, children learn to make informed value judgements and judgements of an aesthetic and practical nature. They build the ability to understand, appreciate and enjoy the visual arts, which has the power to enrich children’s lives. Art is monitored through planning scrutinies, sketchbook looks, pupil voice and staff surveys to ensure that we provide timely support to both staff and pupils, therefore continually improving and raising standards.
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