Our curriculum leader for Art and Design is Mrs Watson.
At Queniborough Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provide the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts, and ideas.
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.
Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. All children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, and 3D work art and are allowed to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. They will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles used by famous artists.
The skills they acquire may be applied to cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth. All pupils should be clear about what the intended outcomes are and have the means to measure their work against this.
Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art, craft, and design techniques
3. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft, and design
4. Know about great artists, craft makers, and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Queniborough Primary School are based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered and included can be found in each year’s group’s plan and coordinator overviews. Plans are agreed upon by class teachers and coordinators to ensure a wide variety of skills are developed during a pupil’s time at Queniborough School.