Art and Design
Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Luxulyan School, an interest in Art and Design is cultivated from the Early Learning Goals in the Early Years Foundation Stage right through to key stage 2 and teaching is in accordance with National Curriculum Expectations.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Creating with Materials: Early Learning Goal
Children at the expected level of development will:
- Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
- Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.
- Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
National Curriculum Expectations
Key stage 1
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.
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
- about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Intent- Why are we teaching this?
At Luxulyan School, we strive to develop children’s artistic and cultural awareness to support their imagination and creativity. We aim to ensure that our Art and Design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. It is our belief that all children should have access to an art and design curriculum which effectively stirs the imagination, inspires creativity and fosters a lifelong love and appreciation of this subject. As pupils progress, we aim to provide them with essential skills and knowledge which enables them to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. We endeavour to present children with a diverse range of experiences so that they can engage with art and design from different cultures and periods and understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
At Luxulyan, we use Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro. Cross-curricular projects are carefully designed and delivered which ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. This teaching and learning resource enables long-term projects (KLP’s) to link to our Art and Design topics which in turn enhances pupil’s understanding and enriches their learning. Projects are linked to a built-in skills and knowledge framework, to ensure clear progression and coverage across the school and between all year groups. This strategy enables the achievement of a greater depth of knowledge with prior learning links and progressions.
Implementation- How is this being taught in the classroom?
At Luxulyan, we aim to do this through the explicit teaching of the curriculum aims which are to:
- Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
- Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
- Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
- Learn 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.
- Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
- Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).
- Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
Impact- What is the effect?
Through creative and dynamic teaching of Art and Design, children will be empowered to explore their creativity and imagination from the Early Years through to Key Stage 2. Impactful and memorable teaching and learning experiences will inspire children to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge in art and design both at School and at home. Additional events, such as Art Week or project days, allow all pupils to access a wider range of activities and resources. These experiences support learning in class but also extend learning beyond those planned for in the curriculum, thereby facilitating a natural interest in Art and Design. These events often involve families and the wider community. Carefully planned and executed lessons, displays, assemblies and extra-curricular activities, will ensure art and design is embedded and celebrated across the school. Children will have regular opportunities to engage with art and design, enabling them to explore a wide range of media and materials. Through a holistic and multi-sensory approach, children will develop their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and the ability to communicate through art and design. Whole-school and parental engagement will improve through opportunities suggested in lessons and overviews for wider learning. Impact can also be measured through key questioning skills built into lessons, child-led assessment such as success criteria \grids and KWL grids and summative assessments aimed at targeting next steps in learning.