Art and Design
Our Art curriculum aims to ‘engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design’. The National Art curriculum states ‘teaching should develop pupils techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.’ (DfE, 2013).
Each Year Group looks in detail at a range of artwork from different periods through history, they analyse the art and use it to inspire their own works of art. While creating their own pieces of artwork children use a range of different media and develop their art skills.
This document shows how children's art and design skills progress through Key Stage 2.
Here are some examples of our knowledge organisers. These documents are used by teachers to help them plan in detail the key knowledge children will learn about different aspects of art and design in each Year Group.
We are also part of the Artsmark project where we collaborated with another school and worked alongside an artist to create a special piece of art for our school. Here are some photos of our children creating the design and making the sculptures for our playground: