Art and Design
Statement of Intent - Art and Design
At Fulwood and Cadley, we want all children to embed knowledge in art and design over time so that they will develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile, sensory qualities of materials and processes, discussing their own work, and that of their peers and by making references to artists that have inspired them. We will learn about a range of culturally diverse artists and artisans to celebrate and encourage links to our own culturally diverse school population.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, we aim to ensure pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities.
In key stage 1, we aim to ensure pupils use a range of materials creatively to design and make products and to use e.g. drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. We encourage pupils to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and know about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
In key stage 2, we aim to ensure pupils develop and deeply embed 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. We encourage pupils to work in sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. Our intention is for our pupils to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including e.g. drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] Our pupils will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Early Years Foundation Stage
EYFS Expressive Arts and Design Educational Programme (Statutory)
The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.
Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings. Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them. Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.
Early Learning Goals
Pupils have opportunities to learn to:
• Explore the textures, movement, feel and look of different media and materials
• Respond to a range of media and materials, develop their understanding of them in order to manipulate and create different effects.
• Use different media and materials to express their own ideas
• Explore colour and use for a particular purpose
• Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
• Select appropriate media and techniques and adapt their work where necessary
National Curriculum Statutory Requirements
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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.
KS1 – Art and design
By the end of KS1, pupils will be taught to:
• Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
• Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
• Develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
• Appreciate the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
KS2 – Art and design
By the end of KS2, pupils will be taught to:
• Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
• Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
• Appreciate great artists, architects and designers in history.