Art & Design
Express self through different media and techniques
Develop a range of artistic skills
Appreciate artists from different ages and cultures
At Cropthorne and Charlton CE Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas. Art, craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality Art and Design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils. This will equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Our curriculum will encourage imagination and creativity; involving children in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which will enable them to communicate what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Art and Design is taught as a discreet subject but also as part of class-based topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum, which provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills taught in each Key Stage. Teachers plan lessons for their class using The National Curriculum and Access Art. Teachers can use these documents to plan their Art and Design lessons suitable to their class’s interests and what they need to learn. The progression document from Access Art ensures that the curriculum is covered and the skills and knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.