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Art and Design

Intent

Our curriculum will give children:

  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of artists, craft makers and designers.
  • The ability to draw confidently, use visual language, communicate fluently and explore and invent mark making.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners using their knowledge and skills in all they do.
  • The opportunity to develop their creativity and originality.
  • A passion and commitment to art.
  • A range of aspirational choices of future options and careers.
  • Ambitious ideas when planning and creating art.
  • Opportunity for children to practise and develop skills taught in lessons through play, independent learning and clubs.

Implementation

Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • Curriculum projects which carefully build on knowledge and skills over time, whilst also giving coverage of the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework.
  • Specific artistic vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • A wide range of media which is available to use creatively and allow creative teaching. 
  • Different artists, periods of art and artistic styles that will be taught, used and employed to use in their own work.
  • Raising the profile of art within the school by having art displays, themed weeks and seasonal activities.
  • The use of mindfulness colouring and art as a calming and relaxing tool.

Impact 

Our curriculum will give the pupils:

  • Opportunities to make good or better progress.
  • Motivation and confidence in creating and investigating artistic styles and techniques. 
  • Physical development and dexterity, developed through practising, using and playing with junk modelling, different medium and malleable materials.
  • Art knowledge and appreciation developed and shared in class and celebrated in assemblies. 
  • A rich vocabulary to express their ideas and views, that reflects their learning.
  • Greater confidence to have a go and become resilient learners that can express themselves in different forms.
  • To have a greater understanding of culture and diversity on a local, national and global scale.

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