Art, craft and design offers opportunities for children to combine seeing, feeling, thinking and making.
We introduce children to a wide range of tools and techniques to enable them to record from observation, experience and imagination.
Children are aware of visual and tactile elements of art and design and will develop their understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern.
Children will be taught about the similarities and differences of artists and craftspeople from different cultures.
At Covingham Park Primary School, we believe that Art and Design stimulates children’s creativity and imagination. Our Art curriculum encourages our children to develop their skills by exploring a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, collage and sculpture and are given the opportunities to explore and evaluate their ideas. Children are introduced to a range of different artists to develop their own styles and vocabulary. They will have the opportunities to broaden their knowledge and understanding about the differences and similarities of these artists and be able to make links to their own work. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design.
At Covingham Park Primary School, Art and Design is taught as part of their termly topic work throughout the year, as well as a child-led specific art focus in Term 4. Art and Design engages and inspires children to create art work with a real purpose by displaying and sharing their work in weekly celebration assemblies, around the school environment and through our ‘Expressive Arts Week’ in the Autumn Term. Children are encouraged to use their imagination and express themselves through a variety of media. The use of sketchbooks encourages children to design and evaluate their own work and work of other artists and craftspeople.
Ongoing assessments take place throughout the year with the use of Target Tracker. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons, ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.