Our Art curriculum is a combination of the teaching of the history of art through artists, designers and crafts people and their work and the acquisition of skill within this. Children build on this to explore, create and record their own ideas.
Pupils are inspired and challenged during art and design developing the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They should be able to think critically to develop their understanding and appreciate how art and design reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art is led by a subject expert who supports staff in implementing the Learning Challenge Curriculum. We ensure teaching is highly effective by delivering a balance of child initiated opportunities and focus teaching through concrete, meaningful experiences. Children develop their skills and knowledge through a wide range of activities which are differentiated to meet all needs using a range of materials and the relevant techniques and processes. Children study the work of artists, designers or crafts people from different cultures and periods and how they approach the same theme. This is used as a stimulus for their own individual interpretation in imaginary and real life contexts.
Learners have the knowledge and skills to work like an artist. Children make sustained progress in art which is measured against age appropriate progression grids and expectations. By the end of each phase children are expected to know, apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes specified in the programme of study. Children are expected to become confident and creative artists.