Art

Our Art curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum (2014) for KS1 Art, and the statutory early years foundation stage and development matters frameworks.

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.

Our intent is that the teaching of art will be based upon the knowledge and skills children need to become good artists and express themselves using art as a medium. During their time in our school we will introduce children to a number of ‘the greats’ from the art world so they can explore, create and appraise their art. Learning about the artists and their contributions they will learn about the importance of art in the past and the present. They will explore painting, drawing and sculpture and be taught a series of knowledge and skills which culminates in a finished piece of art for each theme.

The curriculum is carefully planned to build progressively from the EYFS through Years 1 and 2. Our intention is that our children will grow to love and appreciate art and become curious young people who want to find out more. We aim to give them the knowledge and skills they need to appraise art and form their own opinions and to be able to use art in their own lives.

Art Common Road Infant and Nursery School

'Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.'