We have designed a curriculum for the arts with intent that our children will develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment.
The aims of teaching art and design in our school are:
To ensure high standards, art is taught over the course of three half terms and our curriculum has specifically selected units which focus on developing a clear progression of skills as children move through the school. Our curriculum focuses on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum and we have worked hard to ensure it is engaging, broad and balanced.
By the end of their time with us, we want pupils to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. Children should have understanding of a wide range of artists and understand their impact on the world as well as be able to analyse their work critically. We want our pupils to have the confidence to explore, experiment and take risks when creating a piece of art. Children will understand that the creative process is the main focus not just the final piece of work produced. Crucially, we want children to have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment.
Our artists and architects have been chosen as they enable our children to learn about different artists and architects who used different media and tools and who also had historical and cultural impact.
Artist and Architects
|Nursery||Mark Rothko||Piet Mondrian||Wassily Kandinsky|
|Reception||Giuseppe Arcimboldo||Paul Klee||Andy Warhol|
|Year 1||Roy Lichtenstein||Bridget Riley||Quentin Blake|
|Year 2||LS Lowry||Joan Miró||Vincent van Gogh|
|Year 3||Christopher Wren||Georges Seurat||Henri Matisse|
|Year 4||Gwen John||Zaha Hadid||Pablo Picasso|
|Year 5||Antoni Gaudí||Salvador Dali||Claude Monet|
|Year 6||Frank Gehry|