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Art & design

Art & design - our intent

At Iveson Primary, we have designed a curriculum for the arts with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, imagination and foster in each child the capacity to be successfully creative. 

 

We aim to provide pupils with a variety of experiences where exploration and technical ability can be developed and nurtured. Children have the opportunity to experiment and improve their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, collage, printmaking and digital media. We will introduce them to an appreciation of the arts that will last a lifetime and develop their appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage within the school and local community.     

Visual arts are a strong form of communication: children’s work is displayed in classrooms and corridors to inspire creativity in their audience. We take great pride in the artwork that we produce as we aim to inspire the artist in everyone! 

Visual arts are a strong form of communication: children’s work is displayed in classrooms and corridors to inspire creativity in their audience.

Iveson Primary School

Art in the Early Years Foundation Stage  

Expressive Arts and Design   

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe. 

Early Learning Goals 

Expressive Arts and Design   

ELG: Creating with Materials   

Children at the expected level of development will: – Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function; – Share their creations, explaining the process they have used; – Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.  

 

Art and design programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2

National curriculum in England

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.

Aims

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.

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Art and design – key stages 1 and 2

Subject content

Key stage 1

Pupils should be 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.

Key stage 2

Pupils should be 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.

Pupils should be taught:

  • 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.

Talk to us

If you’d like to find out more about our school, arrange a visit or make a general enquiry email us at: parentcontact@iveson-primary.co.uk or use our handy form.