At Lady Bay, we follow the guidelines outlined in the new National Curriculum for Art and also use elements from the FOCUS Learning Challenge curriculum, using a prime learning challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting points for some of our projects in art and design.
At Lady Bay our aims in teaching art are to:
build on the artistic skills, experience and understanding which the child already possesses.
encourage the child to find enjoyment, fulfilment, and achievement throughout art, craft and design and see themselves as artists, designers and craft workers.
develop skills to use a range of materials, techniques and tools effectively and competently.
In KS1 pupils are taught:
to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
In KS2 pupils are taught:
to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.