Art and Design
Art and Design Intent
The Art and Design curriculum in our school stimulates and values individual creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world that build confidence and engenders respect. It enables children to flourish spiritually and artistically, and gives them the tools to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children are challenged through the exploration of a broad, balanced and diverse curriculum that reflects their interest and passions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers and are inspired to become advocates of their own god given talents. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. Our aim is to provide our children with an educational experience that creates lifelong learners and faith in their ability as artists.
‘Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake, Children’s Laureate.
Our Art and Design curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the National Curriculum.
Within our school, Reception and Key Stage One children are taught in single age classes, whereas Key Stage Two children are taught across three mixed year group classes and our curriculum is designed to reflect this.
Please click on the links below to access our current Art and Design Subject Map and the Art and Design Progression of Skills and Knowledge document.