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Art

Intent

Our core aims for Art are to ensure that all children:

  • To have an appreciation for Art and Design
  • Evaluate, analyse and reflect about their own or other people’s work and have their own opinions and preferences based on this.
  • To plan and create a product or piece of art
  • Think critically about a product or piece of art
  • To have technical knowledge in using a range of tools and mediums
  • To learn to be proficient in a range of Art and Design skills
  • To understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 

Implementation

We believe the following are key ingredients in developing competent artist at Sayes Court:

effective lesson teaching that inspires children’s forms of artistic expression, deep dives into famous artists including their work and their cultural and historical influences. Sharing art works to encourage the children to critique and develop their own interests. The children will create their own versions of art works enabling them to practise different artistic techniques. The children will have their own sketch book to practise their skills and these will be regularly checked by the teacher and they will be given targets to achieve in order to progress in their skills.

What this looks like in practice:   

  • Pupils will be inspired and challenged whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design as well as critiquing and being inspired by famous artist’s art work.
  • They will aim to be proficient in art and design techniques which includes building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • To motivate their creative choices and prove where possible through evaluating, analysing and self-reflecting on their work.
  • Pupils will be able to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others as well as drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques through practise. They will be influenced by great artists, craft makers and designers and their historical and cultural backgrounds and inspiration.

 

Early Years

Art and Design is taught in Nursery and Reception as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. We relate the Art and Design aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Years curriculum which underpin the planning for children aged birth to five. Art and Design makes a significant contribution to the ELG objectives of developing a child’s Expressive arts and Design which are:

  • Exploring and using media and materials - children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Being imaginative - children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through Best practice and activity ideas.

 As well as cross curricular links to the prime and specific subjects, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths and Understanding of the World. 

Key Stage 1

During Key Stage 1,

Pupils will be taught through a range of projects:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

Key Stage 2

During Key Stage 2,

Pupils will be taught through a range of projects

to 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. Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Schemes, programme and resources used to support reading:

  • Twinkl
  • Cornerstone

 

Impact:

The impact of our reading curriculum is as follows:

  • Our children make good progress in art and design and attain in line with or above their peers
  • Our children develop art and design skills and techniques early on in school
  • Our children develop a love for art and design.
  • Our children will experience a wide range of artists and their work
  • Our children are able to use their art and design skills across the curriculum. As a result of this, learning in all areas is enhanced.

 

SMSC in art and design:

 

Spiritual development:

Art and Design at Sayes Court School is intended to develop on the children’s ability to enquire and communicate their ideas, meanings and feelings. Various projects are carefully planned to encourage a sense of excitement and fascination in learning about not only the children’s own cultures and beliefs but also other sin the world around them. Art and Design also encourages the use of imagination and creativity in learning.

 

Moral development: 

Art and Design at Sayes Court School is intended to develop on the children’s ability to enquire and communicate their ideas, meanings and feelings. Various projects are carefully planned to encourage a sense of excitement and fascination in learning about not only the children’s own cultures and beliefs but also other sin the world around them. Art and Design also encourages the use of imagination and creativity in learning.

 

Social development: 

Art and Design is promoted through displays, presentations and encouraging the children to not only congratulate others but also to be proud of their own achievements and efforts. They will work independently and collaboratively to create, develop and develop on their skills as artists.

 

Cultural development: 

Various projects of work will develop on the children’s knowledge and understanding of artists through historical, geographical and cultural influences and how their meanings are expressed.

 

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