Art & Design

So that our children get a well planned and sequenced learning experience in Art, we have invested in the Kapow Art scheme of work giving a logical progression of knowledge and skills over the primary years.

Kapow uses the National Curriculum as its source for the progression in skills over time so that when our children leave us in Year 6, they are ready for the next step in their education at secondary school.

Intent

High-quality Art and Design education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our intent is to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. Lessons are designed to give pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests and to express their ideas and thoughts about the world. Lessons also include opportunities to learn about art and artists across cultures and through history.

Our aim is to encourage children to become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Curiosity is encouraged so that children have opportunities to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. Children also develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.

The Kapow scheme our curriculum is based on, supports pupils to meet the National curriculum end of key stage attainment targets and has been written to fully cover the National Society for Education in Art and Design’s progression competencies.

Implementation

Impact

The art work created below are samples of work for our whole school project on the theme of ‘Empathy’ linked to World Refugee Week. We read the books ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna and ‘The Suitcase’ by Chris Naylor Ballesteros as well as our own research and investigation to inspire our ideas and our work.