ART & DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
At Greensted Primary, we plan for an Art and DT curriculum which is exciting and purposeful. We believe that art is a vital part of children’s education, with a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum and the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities, as well as an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of artists. We aim to make links to cross - curricular learning. We aim for the children of Greensted Primary to have an art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children will become involved in shaping their environment through art and design activities, involving different creative techniques. They will explore ideas and meaning through the work of artists and designers.
Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.
At Greensted, the teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and closely linked to topics to ensure a well-structured and rounded approach to this creative subject with a range of opportunities for the pupils to express themselves.
The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning; this is further enhanced with whole school ‘Special’ days when the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.
From EYFS to Y6, teachers plan the work carefully to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum whilst providing the pupils with a variety of opportunities to further improve their skills. A particular focus is on the progression of skills throughout the phases.
The children are taught Art and DT as part of their termly topic work. More detail can be found in our Long Term plan.
By the end of their time with us, we want pupils to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. They should have an awareness of a broad range of artists and craftspeople, and be able to consider and discuss the artworks they come across. In addition to this, we want our pupils to be confident to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product. Most importantly, we want children to have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment.
We monitor the impact of our Art and Design provision through reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes, a celebration of learning for each unit which demonstrates progression across the school, pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work, lesson observations and monitoring of Art books.
Art is carefully planned throughout the Primary School to ensure a breadth of experiences for our pupils in order to express themselves creatively.
Remembrance Day Art and Crafts
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