Art has a very important place in our curriculum. We see art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression and it provides opportunities for collaborative work. It is an important form of cultural expression and therefore, has significance and meaning for all our children. Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D designs, printmaking and digital media. They will be introduced to a wide variety of artist and their styles.

Aims:

  • Children will engage with a range of high-quality materials and practices to develop their 2D and 3D knowledge of art.

  • Children will experience a wide range of artists, genres and styles in order to develop their own “mark” when creating work.

  • Children will expect to visit exhibitions, meet with practising artists and outside agencies in order to aspire to an excellent standard of art and design.

  • Teachers will provide fun, engaging lessons, where children are able to discover new skills and determine to learn more about the history of art and its current standing.

  • All children and pupils will have a commitment to developing a visual language and appreciation on art.

  • Children’s work will be celebrated throughout school through display, exhibitions and gallery presentations. 

The development of pupil’s skills is evidence in sketchbooks which are monitored by the teachers.

National Curriculum Art Programmes of Study:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-art-and-design-programmes-of-study

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