At Culgaith, we believe art and design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Art is promoted in school to be enjoyable and that everyone’s opinions and interpretation of the different aspects are valued and important. Children have opportunities to learn about and develop their skills in various areas, including; collage, paint, textiles, 3D structure, printing and ICT. Our curriculum map is structured through a sequence of units of work over two years, which link to our half termly topics, which allows and ensures there are opportunities to experience and develop a structured progression of skills and knowledge that builds upon children’s prior learning and experiences. Each year, children will learn about a variety of artists and the artist will underpin the style of art the children will study. Recently, we studied the significance of the rose symbol to England through our Tudor topic and a collage unit of work, leading to the children creating a stained glass Tudor Rose. The children had to sketch a design first, exploring different patterns in their sketchbook, which meant it provided children with the opportunity to practise previously taught drawing skills.
Aims: The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and art, craft and design techniques
3. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
4. Know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.