Art & Design
Children will develop their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques to enable them to produce their own pieces using a wide variety of media and techniques. Children will be encouraged to produce creative work through which they explore their own ideas and experiences. They will also learn about the work of other artists and explore how their work can be inspired by this. Children’s art work will be celebrated and shared through regular display within school.
Purpose of study
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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.