Art and Design at CBINS
Intent - Our Art and Design curriculum is a knowledge rich curriculum that is designed to inspire all children to express their ideas creatively. The curriculum is designed to enable children to learn by making connections between the work of artists, architects, designers and their own work, which they evaluate and relate back to the works they have studied. We encourage our children to become artists by experimenting and exploring with a range of different materials and techniques. This underpins originality and invention in their own works of art, craft and design. Meaningful opportunities for self-expression and individual response are woven throughout the curriculum, giving children space to learn who they are as an artist. This allows the children to approach their study of art with a degree of confidence and ‘expertise’ and to consolidate their knowledge by creating connections between the different disciplines.
Implementation – We implement this by following a cycle of a 7 – part lessons, learning experiences that builds on and embeds prior skills and knowledge in order to meet and go beyond national expectations as outlined in the EYFS and KS1 curricula. Children learn to become artists through: play and experimentation; discussion and talk with peers and knowledgeable adults; developing techniques with creativity and an awareness of different elements of art, (line, shape, colour, tone, form, space, visual texture and tone) and how an artist combines these elements and produces art in different styles showing resilience and motivation.
Support and challenge
Impact – Our Art and Design curriculum leads to good progress across the school. At the end of EYFS children become more proficient in using art, craft and design techniques, can begin to use technical vocabulary and improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them. At the end of KS1, children build on the vocabulary, skills and knowledge acquired in EYFS and show greater proficiency and competence, as well as articulating their thoughts and giving more reasoned opinions about their own and work of others.