Art and Design
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high quality art and design education will engage, inspire and challenge pupils equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture and wealth of our nation.
Our school bases the core work in art and design around the National Curriculum which 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 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.
Pupils will be taught:
Key Stage 1
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of at and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
- about great artists, architects and designers in history.
We teach a range of genre throughout the school year.
Our curriculum is further enriched by visits, visitors, workshop opportunities and our themed week ‘Take One Picture’.