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Our Curriculum : Art and Design

Art and Design

Intent

At East Hunsbury Primary School, we  intend for our art curriculum to enrich our children’s experience of life aesthetically, culturally and personally. We believe that by appreciating and making art, children learn to express and value their unique voice and viewpoint of the world. This helps pupil’s understand themselves, their place in the world and gives them a sense of wellbeing; thereby helping to unlock their full potential and introducing children to the highest form of creativity.

We intend for our art curriculum to be aspirational, enabling and inclusive as well as:

  • ambitious,
  • accessible,
  • relevant,
  • progressive,
  • inspirational,
  • challenging and
  • enjoyable for all our children.

It is our intention that that our curriculum will equip the children with the  knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We intend that our children will have the opportunity to enjoy Art and Design in its many forms and acquire the skills and technical vocabulary to critique and appreciate a range of Artists from different periods, cultures and  genres.

We intend of our curriculum to teach the children to think critically about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms and how they impact on our lives today.

Our Art Curriculum meets the expectations of the National Curriculum as set out below :

During KS1, children will be taught to:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • They will use drawing, painting and ceramics to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • They will study an artist in depth and be taught the language to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making links to their own work.
  • Children will have the opportunity apply their drawing and painting skills to illustrate a piece of work within the curriculum that has been brought up to presentation standard each term.

During KS2, children will continue to build on, improve and 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.
  • Their mastery of art and design techniques in drawing, painting and ceramics.
  • They will continue to be taught about and be inspired by the work of artist and craftspeople and will use what they have learnt to inspire and critically inform their own work.
  • Children will have the opportunity to apply their drawing and painting skills to illustrate a piece of work within the curriculum that has been brought up to presentation standard each term.

For further information, please refer to the NPAT Art Narrative Document