ART & DESIGN AT ST RICHARD'S
At St Richard’s Primary School we believe that children should develop an appreciation and a good understanding of a wide range of different art forms so that they are able to express themselves creatively. We believe that the learning of Art provides a valuable educational, as well as social and cultural experience for children of all ages. Pupils will develop life skills and have the chance to extend their knowledge through researching a range of artists, designers and sculptors and exploring using a range of skills and techniques.
Our curriculum has been designed with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity and self-expression. We hope to instill a love and appreciation of all kinds of art and we believe that all children have the potential to become artists.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ART & DESIGN CURRICULUM
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Our whole school curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills in art using a range of media and materials. Children have the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas and as a school we have chosen to focus on developing their skills in drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture. Art is displayed around school to motivate and inspire others and to celebrate the pupils’ artwork in their class.
All pupils will study a range of works by famous artists throughout their time at our school. In the Early years we include Art and Design in all of our practice and throughout each topic. Throughout KS1 the children will study artists within broader big picture topics and from Year 3 upwards children will have big picture topics that have art as the main focus.
We have decided at St Richard’s to provide the children with many opportunities to experience Art and Design outside the school grounds. Each year group from Reception to Year 6 will have the chance to visit a museum or Art gallery to explore a wider variety of art and to gain some hands on experience.
IMPACT OF ART & DESIGN CURRICULUM
Over their time at St Richard’s, the children will become creative learners, who will have a web of knowledge about the great artists of the world. Creativity and uniqueness will be celebrated and children will become astute at editing and improving the pieces they have created. As teachers, there will be an emphasis placed on individuality and children will be given the freedom to explore art using their imaginations. Children will have embedded the key art and design skills needed to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art.
OUR 3I PLAN FOR ART & DESIGN
Please see below for our Intent, Implementation and Impact overview for Art & Design.