“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
At St Gabriel’s 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 provides the children with opportunities to develop and extend key skills and to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high quality Art education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with knowledge and skills to experiment, explore and create their own works of Art.
As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of artists techniques and styles.
The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
At St Gabriel’s Art is taught each term linking to our Topic work in History, Geography or Science. Our curriculum is planned to engage and excite all our leaners, ensuring there is a balance of male and female focus artists. Our long-term plans map out the topic focus and the key skills that will be taught for each term and each Key Stage. These plans ensure an appropriate balance and development of skills across each term.
Our curriculum looks to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with knowledge and skills to confidently and openly produce their own works of art and design.
Within Pre-School and Reception, it is important that children are allowed many opportunities to explore and experiment within each area of Art.
They have opportunities to:
Within Key Stage 1 children should continue to explore, experiment and express their ideas, within each area of Art.
Children will be taught to:
Within Key Stage 2 children are continuing to develop their skills as artists. At the Start of KS2 they will be introduced analysing artists techniques and artwork, as well as annotating their own designs and developing ideas. The detail of annotations will increase as the children move through KS2.
Children will be taught to:
At St Gabriel’s, the Art & Design curriculum will be adapted and supported appropriately for children with SEND. This is to ensure the development of skills and equal access to the Art & Design Curriculum at St Gabriel’s.
In order to ensure pupils with SEND achieve to the best of their ability, outcomes and skills are adapted to ensure progress is made each year. The planning and teaching will be adapted accordingly for each subject area within the Art Curriculum. Children are supported and encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge through a variety of mediums; this enables equal access to learning and progression in the Art & Design curriculum.
Assessments are made at the end of each unit and are combined at the end of the year. Children that are accessing their year groups key skills are deemed to be making Age Related Progress, those that are firmly secure in their year groups skills will be assessed as working above.