Our Art Lead is Mr. Austin
The core curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Skills in the Foundation Stage are planned through the objectives within the EYFS.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught 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.
Linking art to the school values:
There is a programme of study for Art and Design in place from Year 1 through to Year 6.
Teachers from Foundation Stage to Year 6 will plan to ensure full coverage of the skills relating to the Art and Design curriculum for that year group throughout the year.
Assessment, Recording & Reporting
As in all other areas of the curriculum, assessment is an integral part of the teaching process. Class teachers should keep records of work carried out through the use of sketchbooks, examples of work and photographs. This will portfolio the pupils’ development of skills and attainment. Progress against key objectives is tracked by class teachers
Formative assessment is used to guide the progress of individual pupils in Art and Design. It involves identifying each child’s progress in each aspect of the curriculum, determining what each child has learned and what should therefore be the next step in their learning. Formative assessment is mostly carried out informally by the teachers in the course of their teaching and should be based on the identified assessment opportunities.
Children’s progress in Art and Design is reported to parents through the pupil annual report and termly consultation meetings
Teaching and Leaning for Art and Design is monitored through Learning Walks, displays, sketchbooks, photographic evidence and Pupil Voice.
The impact of our Art teaching and learning can be seen in the work below.
Term 3 Mechanisms
During Term 3, the children studied different mechanisms which included looking at pulleys, cams, levers and circuits.
Term 4 Textiles
During term 4, the children studied various techniques linked to sewing ranging from weaving, running stitches to more complex stitches such as a blanket stitch. The children were very proud of the work they produced in their final projects.