Art Curriculum Statement
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
At Harston and Newton Community Primary School we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- develop a proficiency 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.
How this is reflected in our setting:
- use of Kapow Primary curriculum planning and support, in order to ensure clear progression and sequencing of skills across all year groups
- use of Kapow curriculum design celebrates diversity and exposure to art and artists around the world
- use of visiting artists to inspire and develop children’s art skills
- Art and Craft club offered to KS2 children
In EYFS, following Development Matters, we nurture children’s early expressive art and design skills through drawing with increasing complexity, representing emotions and exploring colour mixing and choosing materials.
KS1 subject content
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key stage 2 subject content
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
- about great artists, architects and designers in history.