Art and Design
Our Key Aims:
- Produce creative work
- Explore own ideas
- Record their experiences
- Become proficient at drawing, painting, sculpting
- Become proficient at general art, craft and design techniques
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using artistic language
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers
- Understand historical and cultural developments of art forms
Our Art Curriculum Intent:
At Applecroft we value We teach children the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form.
Our curriculum encourages them to express themselves in a creative and imaginative manner. It stimulates inventiveness through exploration of different mediums and tools and provides children with opportunities to develop and extend their skills.
Children learn the skills of drawing, printing, painting, collage, textiles and 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of styles used by well-known artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross curricular topics, allowing the children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
In our nursery and reception classes we follow the EYFS statutory framework, which sets out the seven areas of learning including Expressive Arts and Design. Children also learn about their class artists of Lowry, Matisse, Kandinsky and Seurat.
Key Stage One and Two:
In Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3-6), we follow the National Curriculum.
In Key Stage One the children learn to:
- To experiment with drawing, printing, painting, collage, textiles and 3D work and digital art to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques through the use of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.
In Key Stage Two the children learn to:
The children continue to learn about class artists as they move through key stage two that include, Vincent Van Gogh, Barbara Hepworth, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Anthony Gormley, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Henry Moore.