The person responsible for developing Art and Design at our school is Miss E. Atkin
Our high-quality, knowledge rich art and design curriculum is intended to engage, inspire and challenge all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Art and design has been meticulously planned to allow for a progression of skills and along-side history and geography, where appropriate, in order to help our learners understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Our curriculum prepares our children for an ever changing world and fills them with aspirations for further education and vocations in art and design.
Art and design will take place on a two year rolling cycle with Cycle A covering: drawing, colour and form. Cycle B will cover: drawing, digital media, textiles and architecture-to ensure curriculum coverage. Drawing and colour will be a constant skill revisited over both cycles however, they will be studied deeper in cycle A to give each child enough skills to make informed art and design choices during each cycle.
Throughout each unit across the curriculum and across all key stages, children are given the opportunity to build upon knowledge and skills through the study of carefully selected artists, designers and craft makers. This provides quality examples of skills and techniques for children to: observe, discuss, critique, experiment and gather inspiration towards a final piece at the end of each unit.
Due to our school numbers and having some mixed-age classes, in year 5 and 6 we run on a two year cycle to enable coverage and progression.