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Art

Purpose of the Curriculum

(What will a high quality ART education do for our children?)

  • To produce high quality art that engages, inspires and challenges pupils.
  • To enable the pupils to become experimental, inventive and creative.
  • To think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art.
  • To be aware and know how art and design has shaped our history, cultures, creativity and our nation.

Aim of the Curriculum

(What does the Art curriculum aim to ensure all pupils know or can do?)

  • To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in sketch books.
  •  To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art.
  •  To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Key Stage 1 Curriculum Overview 

Knowledge of the materials

  • To be taught to use a range of materials creatively.
  • To be taught to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop experience and imagination.
  • To be taught about colour, pattern, texture, shape, form and space.

Knowledge of art vocabulary

  • To use the language of art.

Knowledge of the artists

  • To be taught about a range of artists, craft makers and designers.

Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview 

Knowledge of the observation           

  • To use a sketch book to record, experiment, review and revisit.

Knowledge of the Artists

  • To know about great artists, architects and designers.
  • To understand the historical and cultural development of their art form.

Knowledge of the materials

  • To improve existing skills in painting, charcoal, pencil and clay.
  • To improve sculpture in clay.           

Key Stage 1 Objectives 

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
  • design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design 

Key Stage 2 OBJECTIVES 

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Knowledge or Skills relevant to our school

Key Stage 1

  • Colour, texture, line, shape, form AND SHAPE

Knowledge or Skills relevant to our school

Key Stage 2

  • Improvement on existing skills