We believe that teaching and learning in art is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness.
The Purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.
Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Children explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Art is not taught in isolation, although it retains its creative base and its skills and techniques. Wherever appropriate it is linked to other areas of the curriculum, gives children the opportunities to develop specific art skills, and reinforces skills already established.
In Art lessons and over sequences of learning, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and a continuous throughout the process.
Our Art Curriculum is high quality, well thought out. We follow the National Curriculum and learning is planned to demonstrate progression and to give our pupils a broad experience of the different forms of Art. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Art is a regular part of the learning week and skills are built up over time.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
A teacher judgement is made against the achieved planned outcomes and children are assessed as working at developing, expected or exceeding, this is the passed to the subject leaders to analyse.
A pupil art book demonstrates progression and includes thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work. Class discussions and analysis of their art work and their peers support the evaluation and feedback process.
Ultimately, our aim is to foster a love of Art and equip our pupils with the skills, techniques and knowledge to be ready for the next stage of their Education.
Below you can download our Art Curriculum