ART AND DESIGN
At North Tawton Community Primary School, we have designed a curriculum for Art and Design with the intent that our children will develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment. The curriculum engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Key stage 1Pupils should be taught
Key stage 2Pupils should be taught
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each Art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about and being inspired by. This enables links to other curriculum areas, with children developing a considerable knowledge of individual artists as well as individual works and art movements. A similar focus on skills 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. Coordinated whole-school project work, and collaborative projects with partner schools will ensure that art is given high status in the curriculum and the school. The school’s high quality art curriculum is supported through the availability of a wide range of quality resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use of different media.
The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of artists, designers and craftspeople. The art curriculum at North Tawton Community Primary School contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. Classroom displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their artwork and this is also demonstrated by creative outcomes across the wider curriculum. The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in art and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school.