Art & Design
Art offers opportunities for children to individually imagine, create, feel and see through different mediums.
Art lessons are planned and arranged by topic blocks by the class teacher equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop an understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to our culture.
We build upon their understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern. The similarities and differences of artists and craftspeople from different cultures and eras. Our Art curriculum is carefully mapped out to ensure progression and consolidation using a small steps progression document and Chris Quigley milestones. At the beginning of every new topic teachers assess children's understanding of the key skills for drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture.
The skills and techniques will be recorded in the children’s Topic books. This might be shown in a variety of different ways such as exploration, observational sketches annotated photographs to show physical models, activities and final pieces. We encourage verbal and written reflections from the pupils so they can understand how to improve their work .
Each lesson is identified with the subject heading of Art and an ‘I can’ statement sticker that is taken from each year groups small steps progression document. Each I can statement is a small step towards the children achieving the milestone for that subject. These ‘I can’ statements are then highlighted in the children’s books and the attainment is then recorded on Target Tracker.