Art and Design Technology
We have ensured clear themes for Art across the school from Foundation Stage to Year 6. Our intent ensures that children are exposed to rich cultural capital and to diversity through a creative and broad Art Curriculum. We encourage self-expression and creativity to build confidence and a strong sense of independence and individuality.
We implement our Art curriculum through a clear overview and progression in skills from foundation stage to year 6. Our Art curriculum celebrates diversity through a variety of artists and mediums that our learners focus on, for example in Year 5 children study the art work of Amy Sherald, Year 3 children study Inji Aflatoun.
The curriculum seeks to celebrate traditional and modern artistic cultural capital as well as diversity within creativity. Our Art learning inspires our learners through links to other areas of the curriculum (where this applies), for example English, Maths, History and Geography. We ensure that the children have extended chunks of time to produce their Art learning in order to secure depth of learning and mastery of skills in these subjects.
Learning is brought to life through school trips and learning experiences: In early years, children use the Forest School environment to make pictures from natural materials. In Year 2, children work collaboratively to produce a large-scale mixed picture in the style of Hokusai. Year 3 make prehistoric cave paintings using the texture of sand, the atmosphere for creativity is set by making caves from their tables and painting their pictures on the underside. Year 6 visit the British Museum and then create a frieze based on Theseus and the Minotaur in clay.
Through our teaching and learning in Art we challenge, we inspire and we ensure children achieve:
Find out more about our curriculum:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Key stages 1 & 2
Through our teaching and learning in DT we challenge, we inspire and we ensure children achieve: