Curriculum Vision and Art
All of the elements of our curriculum intent statement underpin our teaching of Art. However, Art provides particular opportunities for teaching the following aspects of our intent statement.
Strand 1: In educating to develop wisdom, knowledge and skills we intend to:
i) having a strongly agreed consensus of the knowledge and skills our pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities later in later life and through this powerfully address social disadvantage
through systematically extending their knowledge of the wider world
x) using assessment well to help pupils embed and use knowledge fluently, check understanding and inform teaching to address any gaps;
Strand 2 In educating for character development, including hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy we intend to:
a) support the character and moral development of all pupils, giving them aspiration and hope by
Strand 3 In educating for community and living well together we intend to:
Strand 4 In educating for dignity and respect we intend to:
Purpose and Aims of Art
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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Organisation of Teaching
The art curriculum is carefully and coherently sequenced to enable our children to develop a growing knowledge of the themes outlined above. Pupils’ knowledge builds towards clearly defined end points so everyone knows what we expect our pupils to achieve by the end of each topic, each year and each key stage. To meet the educational needs of our school community we have selected the following core knowledge concepts as a focus for our teaching. These are explored in increasing depth as pupils move through the school.
In Reception class art is taught as part of the Expressive Arts and Design area of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Further details of how the Early Years curriculum is organised can be found on our Early Years policy.
In Years 1 to 6 art is taught as a discrete subject, though meaningful links are made with other subjects in our curriculum for example in History, and Design Technology. The topics we teach are outlined in the curriculum map for art (see Appendix 1). This is published on our website.
To support high quality knowledge rich lessons, the school has purchased the Kapow Primary Art and Design Scheme. All teaching materials are adapted to meet the requirements of our Christian vision and curriculum intent.