Art and Design:
At Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy, we recognise art and design as one of the key forms of human creativity which enables all children to develop and express their ideas.
1.It is our intention that our teaching will engage, inspire and challenge all children to communicate their own ideas through drawing, painting, sculpture and other forms of art and design.
2. It is our intention that the children are taught the skills and techniques and then given the opportunity to practice these to produce individual and group pieces of work.
3. It is our intention that children know and understand how art has developed through centuries and how the most prominent artists have shaped our history.
4. It is our intention that the children will develop critical thinking to analyse and articulate their own opinions on creative works using art and design language.
5. It is our intention that we look at artists who reflect the cultural diversity of our school community. We aim to give children the opportunity to further their knowledge through access to high quality books and visits to local artistic locations e.g. sculpture parks, galleries and museums.
6. It is our intention that we will give the children the opportunity to express and communicate their individual interests, thoughts and ideas and contribute positively within and beyond our school community.
We offer a structured and carefully planned sequence of learning to ensure that the children have covered the skills and knowledge to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intention is to ensure that all children produce creative, imaginative work. Where children have the opportunity to explore and record their ideas, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Where they will become proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. printing.
The children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and architects.
Children will have the opportunity to develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through the planned sequence of learning and planned knowledge progression, where they have the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways.
The lessons will also offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.
The Art and Design Subject lead, working with the Curriculum lead have ensured that the Art and Design sequence of learning has been carefully planned and sequenced from FS2 to Year 6, with understanding of how we are preparing our students for the next step in the learning, including Key Stage 3.
Through the creation of a Content and Concept Organiser, staff understand the build-up and progression of learning, supported by this Progression of Skills Document. This informs the Art and Design Medium Term planning, created in conjunction with Class Teachers, over seen by the Art and Design Subject Lead and Quality assured by the Curriculum Lead.
The children, in the lessons we have created will 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. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art and design learning is embraced by teachers and children across school. Teachers have higher expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways.
All children use technical vocabulary accurately and children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes stated.
Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world around them.
Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art.
They will show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work.
All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.