- To develop pupils’ creativity and confidence to produce their own individual pieces of art using a range of materials.
- To study the work of many artists and designers to develop an awareness of those who have helped shape history and have contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
- To inspire pupils to experiment and develop their art, craft and design skills to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
- To develop pupils' ability to reflect and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
Our summer term is where the majority of our Art takes place and, in this, our projects are heavily based on developing our pupils’ skills in Art. Our Art curriculum is progressive and builds on the pupils’ knowledge and skills to inspire them to be creative and content with their designs.
Our Art curriculum is sequenced carefully to ensure pupils’ knowledge and skills are revised and built upon throughout each year. For example; pupils learn about primary colours, secondary colours and then the colour wheel before using colour to describe artistic movement such as emotions and expression.
Sketchbooks are given to all pupils at the start of each year. They will provide pupils with the safe space to practise skills, share knowledge and to be creative. Pupils are presented with opportunities to analyse, evaluate and reflect upon their work and that of others.
The work of famous, local, national and international artists are explored each term to enhance pupils’ understanding of art, as well as developing their ability to evaluate and think critically. Each artist has been carefully chosen to support other areas of our curriculum - for example; John Martin is studied in Year 3 alongside pupils’ Geography learning about natural disasters, and Charles Knight inspires Year 1’s History learning about dinosaurs.
Pupils’ learning is further enhanced with whole school art projects throughout the year. This provides pupils with the opportunity to work in unity and the final pieces are often shared within the local community.
Knowledge Organisers are used in our ‘Create’ term to provide pupils with an understanding of key vocabulary and ideas. These are displayed in classes, revisited and then tested via retrieval practice (for example: low-stake testing). This constant repetition of key vocabulary and concepts helps strengthen our pupils’ knowledge and understanding.
Our Art curriculum will ensure our children are engaged, confident and inspired by others to express their own imagination and how they see the world through artwork. Pupils will develop detailed knowledge and skills, supported by whole-school projects to be shared with the local community. Our pupils will be able to discuss great artists and designers using the language of art and their sketchbooks will clearly show their creative journey.
We want pupils to have enjoyed learning about art and therefore be inspired to undertake new life experiences, both now and in the future.