Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Intent - What Do We Aspire for Our Children?
At St Anne's, our aim is for children to develop the confidence, passion and understanding that will enable them to be life-long artists, experimenting and inventing their own works of art, and to develop an aesthetic appreciation of the world around them.
Our high-quality art and design curriculum, written by experts in their field, engages, inspires, and challenges pupils, giving them the opportunity to devleop their own ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and beyond.
The Kapow Art and Design scheme we have chosen to adopt, supports children to meet the National Curriculum end of key stage attainment targets.
Characteristics of an Artist
Implementation - How we will deliver the curriculum
Our school uses the Kapow Art and Design scheme. This scheme ensures a progression of skills and offers comprehensive coverage of the National Curriculum aims and programmes of study for this subject.
The Kapow Art and Design scheme of work is designed with four strands that run throughout.
Kapow's Primary Art and Design curriculum develops childrens' knowledge and understanding of key artists and art movements through the Every Picture Tells a Story units and links to artists through practical work. The units fully scaffold and support essential and age-appropriate sequenced learning.
At St Anne's, Art and Design is embedded into our whole school curriculum and opportunities for enhancing learning through art are regularly taken.
Creativity and independent outcomes are robustly embedded into the units, supporting children to make their own creative choices and decisions so that their art outcomes, whilst still being knowledge rich, are unique to the children and personal.
Lessons are always practical in nature and encourage experimental and exploratory learning, with children using sketchbooks to document their ideas. Knowledge organisers for each unit supprt children in building a foundation of factual knowledge by encouraging recall of key facts and vocabulary.
We actively strive to provide children with many enrichment activities through clubs, competitions, enterprise opportunities etc.
Aspirations for the future
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as an Artist:
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Impact - How Do We Know our Curriculum is Effective?
Our curriculum is designed in such a way that the children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have higher metacognitive skills and a growing understanding of how to improve.
The impact of learning within each unit is constantly monitored through formative assessment opportunities in lessons including observation of skills, dialogue with children, unit quizzes and knowledge catchers.
The expected impact of our art curriculum is that children will: