Art and Design Curriculum
Based on The National Curriculum statement of purpose, it is therefore our intent that the art and design curriculum should allow and encourage all children to:
• find enjoyment in art and creativity
• hold a positive self-image and confidence
• discover a sense of purpose and fulfilment in artistic expression
• appreciate a wide range of artists and art works
• experiment with a range of media
• use a range of materials and techniques competently
• develop their observation and description skills
• express ideas and feelings through creative work and in both two and three dimensions
• value and respect their work and the work of others
• discuss their work using appropriate vocabulary
West Ashton School use Kapow mixed age scheme of work to deliver our art curriculum. It is designed to:
• consider a variety of approaches that are matched to the activity and the ability of the children
• look for opportunities to examine exhibits, artefacts and historical buildings of interest
• clearly identify whether the art activities are exclusively art or whether they are applying skills through one or more aspects of their wider curriculum eg within a history context
• look to develop clear links between art and design and computing to provide opportunities to develop the children's computing capabilities
• always ensure that issues of Health and Safety are addressed in the planning and delivery of the art curriculum
• encourage the children's development of personal and social skills through the art and design curriculum
• provide children with opportunities to work individually, in pairs, small groups and even as a whole class
- Enjoyment of the Art and Design curriculum will promote creativity, achievement, confidence and inquisitive minds.
- Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Teachers have higher expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways.
- All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified.
- Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world.
- Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art.
- Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work.
- All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- dedicated Art Curriculum Leader time out of class to monitor and support.
- pupil discussions and interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- work samples within books are looked at by the Art Subject Leader.
- learning walks
- staff questionnaires (teacher voice).