ART AND DESIGN
Art & Design
Statement of Intent
At Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, we recognise that Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity and is an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We have designed a curriculum for Art & Design with the intent that as pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of Art and Design that stimulates creativity, risk-taking, problem solving and imagination.
Our curriculum provides opportunities to develop and extend skills. It engages, inspires, and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art, craft and design. It helps in their understanding and response to the world, whilst providing an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts, and ideas. It will enable the children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think, through colour, texture, form, pattern using different materials and processes.
The National Curriculum has set out the following subject content:
Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
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:
The Trust have developed a progressive Art curriculum that maps skills and knowledge across each year group, building upon previous learning at each stage. Trust is keen to encourage a systematic approach to the development of artistic skills, which means that children are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art, drawing, painting, printing textiles and sculpture.
Design curriculum, ensuring that a high-quality provision is in place.
Student's individual needs and interests are taken into account when planning learning experiences. All students are supported to achieve within an inclusive environment.
Children explore the work of a diverse range of artists, craft makers, designers and architects, developing a considerable bank of knowledge of the individuals/groups they are studying, as well as their works and art movements.
The curriculum explores how Art and Design both reflect and shape history, contribute to different cultures and times and how it enriches our lives.
The Trust's Art & Design curriculum is supported through a range of quality resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use of different media. The Trust’s unique staff team includes specialised skilled staff to support the implementation of the Art &
Year 4 Artwork
Year 6 Artwork
Year 2 Artwork
Year 3 - Wire sculpting
Year 5 - sketching and block printing houses