Art & Design
Intent: We want to enable all pupils to feel able to think and act creatively. We promote creative risk taking and a journey-based approach, centred on drawing, sketchbooks and all kinds of making.
Our units of work encourage rich experiences:
1.Traditional skills should be balanced with experimental work.
2.Small scale work should be balanced with large scale work.
3.Quiet reflective study should be balanced with active, dynamic work.
4.Individual work should be balanced with group work.
5.Two dimensional work should be balanced with three dimensional work.
6.Study of historical “great” artists should be balanced with contemporary artists.
By creating a safe and nurturing environment, pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined end result. Teachers model learning alongside the children. Basic skills are introduced and then built upon, including drawing, printmaking, sketchbooks, painting and making. Skills are revisited and the use of ongoing drawing techniques taught in sketchbook work underpins this process. Our resources do not follow prescriptive outcomes, instead we believe the role of the teacher is to introduce key skills, materials and ideas to the pupils in such a way that each pupil can then explore his or her own creativity.
We use Access Art to support with delivering the national curriculum objectives for Art.