Art and Design
Aims and Objectives
Through our teaching of art and design we aim to ensure that 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 the 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.
Taken from the National Curriculum for Geography, September 2014
Art topics are developed in planning meetings within each year group and planned in accordance with the Cornerstones curriculum document. Where appropriate, cross-curricular links are made with other subject areas to make learning more meaningful.
Art lessons should be delivered as skills lessons. Children should be taught various skills (i.e brushstrokes, cross-hatching, vanishing point, colour mixing) that they use to build up a picture, not expected to recreate a piece of work by a specific artist. Within each year, children’s learning should include the study of a recognised artist or composition in order for them to understand the advancements made in art and to develop an appreciation of different artistic styles. Educational visits to museums, galleries and theatres are encouraged as these enhance the teaching and learning of art.
Teacher assessments are recorded annually and given to parents in the end of year reports. All pupils are entitled to access the art curriculum at a level appropriate to their needs arising from race, gender, ability or disability.
Throughout the year, many topics covered within year groups have an Art and Design focus. These are:
· Paws, Claws & Whiskers (Y1)
· Muck, Mess, Mixtures (Y2)
· Urban Pioneers (Y3)
· Blue Abyss (Y4)
· Time Traveller (Y5)
Other topics covered will also meet Art and Design objectives within their cross-curricular links.