Here at Heather Garth, we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art and Design and see this as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing a curriculum that is engaging, inspiring and challenging. In art, we have chosen key threads to run through our curriculum to support our children’s learning. The key threads are: drawing, painting and mixed media and sculpture and 3D. We provide the children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We believe that by developing this, we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school. Children in Early Years provision are exposed to and explore, a variety of medium, materials and equipment in both continuous provision and adult led activities.
We see art as a means to support learning in a range of ways. The skills that are developed in art and design can be transferred across the curriculum and also aid learning. As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim to ensure that all 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
We follow the Kapow Art Scheme of work. Units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to
a range of outcomes. The units fully scaffold and support essential and age-appropriate sequenced learning. Creativity and independent outcomes are embedded into the units, supporting the children in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes, whilst still
being knowledge-rich, are unique to the child. School develops links with outside agencies and experts, in order to further enrich our art provision.
We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver. Children will become creative learners, who enjoy the self-expression that they experience in both Art and Design. They will have a web of knowledge about great artists of the world. Creativity and uniqueness will be celebrated and children will become astute at editing and improving the pieces they have created. Children will embed the key art and design skills needed to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art. The children’s art is often cross-curricular and helps them to express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding of other subjects.
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