Art is a vital part of children’s education, which has a significant and valuable role in both the taught curriculum and the enrichment opportunities we offer children. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities, as well as an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of artists, architects and designers.
Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.
Children have personal Art Books to record their ideas and stages of a design project. These are used to ensure the process can be explored and celebrated alongside the final piece.
We seek opportunities for children to share and display their artwork through school galleries, competitions and community events.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Art and Design Lead: Mrs Burchett