Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

Art and Design

Intent:

By developing specific art skills and by using art and design to support learning across other subjects, our children will gain an understanding of a variety of art forms.  They will continuously improve their drawing, painting and sculpting as well as developing a range of progressively demanding art and design techniques as they move through the school.  Children will observe the world around them, including their own culture and the wider world as well as studying the work of creatives in history.  While learning art and design, they also develop confidence, creativity, curiosity, motor skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, collaboration and reflective learning.  

Implementation:

Mrs. Paine is our Art & Design Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, Art and Design is taught through "Expressive Arts and Design"  within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Art and Design National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Art and Design Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

The following table shows which Art and Design topics are taught throughout the school:

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Acorn and Chestnut

(Nursery and Reception)

Cycle 1

Christmas Cards

Picasso Portraits

Season Calendars

 

Print and paint spring flowers in the style of Andy Warhol

Jungle animal sculptures

Acorn and Chestnut

(Nursery and Reception)

Cycle 2

Christmas Cards

Picasso Portraits

Season Calendars

Land Art using natural materials Farm animal sculptures

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 1

Sculpture in the style of Barbara Hepworth

Chalk and pastel artwork of the Great Fire of London

Fruit Face in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Placemat using woven paper background and batik in the design of a sea creature

Birch and Hazel

(Year 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1

Cycle 2

Watercolour castles Binka bookmarks Natural sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 1

Clay Amulets Blitz paintings Art project using woven fabric background to frame printed sea/wave design

Rowan and Oak

(Year 3 and 4)

Key Stage 2

Cycle 2

Portraits Mosaics Statue of an Anglo Saxon

Through our Art and Design topics, we aim to support children's knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Exploring and developing ideas
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Collage
  • Textiles
  • Printing
  • The work of other Artists

As a school we subscribe to the National Society for Education in Art and Design to support our knowledge, understanding and development of the subject. 

Impact:

All children are assessed in Art and Design by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. Paine then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Art and Design.