Art and Design
Art and Design
“Creativity takes courage.”
— Henri Matisse
Overall Aims of Art and design
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
- 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.
At Manor Park Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the child’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Through a ‘mastery approach’ we intend to provide an Art and Design Curriculum that builds on a child’s creative experiences whilst enabling them to express themselves in a practical and inspiring way. Art and Design offers the children with opportunities to develop and extend skills; learning about a wide range of Arts and Crafts, from various cultures. The intention of our Art and Design Curriculum is to develop childrens passion and love of learning through building inquisitiveness, questioning, and an appreciation of art in all its forms.
Art and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity, and our intention is to involve children in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which enables them to express what they see, think and feel in a range of ways. As pupils progress through the Art and Design Curriculum, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Through out their time at Manor Park, children are given the opportunity to explore a variety of media and techniques, developing their skills and thinking as young artists. To ensure high standards of teaching and learning we implement a curriculum that is progressive, allowing children to build on skills and knowledge year on year. Art and Design is taught as a discrete subject within our termly projects, ensuring a well-structured approach that both enhances the project area and helps focus the Art and Design. While practicing and improving their key skills, such as sketching, painting, sculpture or collage children will also have an artist/historical/or cultural focus where they can gain