A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art comes in many forms: drama, dance, poetry, craft, painting, sketching, digital art, music, mixed-media and sculpture to name but a few. It has the ability to be weaved throughout the curriculum and we do not under-estimate its importance.
The National Curriculum for Art aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
We have been incredibly lucky to work with professional artists such as Lindsay Chalford-Brown, who has worked alongside our pupils to create art installations around school.
We also regularly take part in the Lighthouse Federation art competition and Curriculum Quiz giving us plenty of opportunity to test our skills, compete against other schools and show how much we have learnt!
We teach art through focused art weeks throughout the school year. We use the Grammarsaurus Scheme to base the planning, delivery and assessment of art in our school.
Each Year group will compete a sculpture, chromatic and monochromatic unit throughout the year. This will ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum.
You can find out more detail about each unit for this term below:-