At Chollerton First School we believe that a high quality Art and Design Curriculum is essential if children are to engage with, experience, appreciate and enjoy art of all forms. We plan that they will develop a range of artistic skills that will allow them to express their creativity and own ideas in different ways.
In our Early Years Foundation Stage, we aim to
- Ensure that children develop skills to express themselves in different imaginative, tactile and creative ways
- Ensure that children are confident to demonstrate their creative and imaginative thoughts, ideas and feelings through art
- Ensure that children have a developing awareness and knowledge of different forms of art and creative expression
- Ensure that children have a developing knowledge of known artists and their techniques and styles
In Key Stage 1 and 2 children study Art as part of the National Curriculum and we aim to:
- Ensure that children continue to develop a range of skills and techniques in order to create different forms of art.
- Ensure that children use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
- Ensure that children are confident to compare and discuss their own and other creative works, analysing them and expressing their own opinions using the language of art.
- Ensure that children have a deepening knowledge of artists, techniques and styles and their place within culture and history.
- Children have daily opportunities to express their own ideas through imaginative play with access to a range of materials and tools
- Children experience different forms of art and develop knowledge of artists techniques, skills and styles by looking closely at different artists and techniques each half term
- Children have techniques and skills modelled to them and have guided opportunities to develop such techniques and skills
- Children are encouraged to further develop their skills through independent creative activities which can be discussed and evaluated to support critical thinking and progress in skills
- Children have carefully planned opportunities to express their own ideas through experimenting with a range of materials and tools including digital resources.
- Children experience different forms of art and develop knowledge of artists’ techniques, skills and styles.
- Children have techniques and skills modelled to them and have guided opportunities to develop such techniques and skills.
- Children are encouraged to further develop their skills through guided creative activities which draw on cross curricular work.
- Children are encouraged to discuss and evaluate art to support critical thinking and progress in skills.
- Children are given opportunities to consider the importance of art and artists throughout history and across different cultures and religions.
- Engaged, inspired and challenged artists
- Children demonstrate a range of skills with increasing proficiency
- Children are confident to express themselves creatively
- Children value and appreciate art and the vital role it takes in different cultures, religions and throughout history
- We will measure the impact of our Art curriculum through the following methods:
- Displays featuring and celebrating the children’s art work
- Art books and sketchbooks/ collections of children’s work
- Individual and collaborative works of art produced in class.