Children learn through the six areas of experience: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Textiles and 3D work.
The pupils explore and learn to use a wide range of materials, tools and techniques. They gain understanding and knowledge of colour, shape, space, tone, form, texture and pattern and use these elements to represent and communicate what they see, feel and think.
Through learning about the work of a variety of artists from a range of cultures, the children develop enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers. They use this learning to inspire and enrich their own artwork.
Children frequently have opportunities to participate in local art projects and competitions.
Intent - What do we want children to learn?
At Sir Robert Hitcham’s, we aim to provide an Art and Design Curriculum that builds on a child’s early creative experiences whilst enabling them to express themselves in a practical and inspiring way. We aim to support age appropriate learning which is flexible enough to be adapted to form cross curricular links within our own school curriculum. In supporting children in learning to make their own creative choices the artistic outcomes are able to be both unique and personal.
Art and Design stimulates imagination, creativity and has an abundance of possibilities. We aim to involve children in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which enable them to communicate what they see, think and feel in a different ways, regardless of their ability. Art and Design, at Sir Robert Hitcham’s, promotes careful observation and an appreciation of the world around us. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, children can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.
Implementation - How are we going to achieve our intent?
Throughout their time at Sir Robert Hitcham’s, the children are given opportunities to explore a wide variety of materials, media and techniques to ensure the widest possible range of experiences for all children. They are able to develop their skills and thinking as young artists, using ‘Curriculum Maestro’ linked topics which form the basis of our Art and Design curriculum. The curriculum is progressive therefore allows the children to build on skills, knowledge and techniques year on year, building on previous understanding to ensure progression of skills previously developed. Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply new terminology to their work in Art and across the wider curriculum.
Impact - What will it look like when we have achieved our intent?
Through following a scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, it expected that teaching and learning will show progression across all key stages within the strands of Art and Design. Subsequently, more children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their cohort year and Key Stage. It is our aim at Sir Robert Hitcham’s that children will retain knowledge and skills taught within each unit of work, remember these and understand how to use and apply these in their own art work, whilst beginning to understand what being in ‘artist’ means. At Sir Robert Hitcham’s, we are able to measure the impact that Art and Design has had for all children by:
- - Determining the extent to which objectives are met within each lesson and overall, at the end of each unit.
- - Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
- - Images of the children’s practical learning.
- - Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- - Peer review and self-assessment.
- - Teacher assessment of progression of skills as children progress throughout the school.
By the time children leave Sir Robert Hitcham’s, we want them to have developed a passion for art and creativity, working both independently and collaboratively. Children will have grown in confidence using a range of tools and techniques and become artists that can apply the skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout the years whilst responding critically to their own and other’s work.
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Other Useful Links
Young Art East Anglia - local annual charity art competition for pupils
See our Art Posts on the Blog.