The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our ART curriculum
Our Approach (Intent)
We believe that the purpose of art education is to give children the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form, to fire their imagination and to express who they are through differing media.
Art is important because it can stimulate creativity and imagination. It is important for children, because it enables them to expand their ability to interact with the world around them:
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
How Art and Design is implemented:
- teach Art and Design as part of our half-termly or termly topics
- implement an Art and Design curriculum throughout the whole school, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
- teach the skills and knowledge progressively, from year group to year group.
- provide opportunities to experience Art and Design both inside and outside the classroom
Where can you see the impact of our Art and Design curriculum?
- Photographs and evidence of Art and Design related work in Learning Journeys
- Classroom and corridor displays
- The range and progression of Art and Design activities featured in our Topic planning.
- Assessments of the children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
- Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
- Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- Moderation staff meetings where Learning Journey books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for dialogue between teachers.
- Children’s annual school reports.
The ART AND DESIGN knowledge we want our children to learn: