Art Curriculum Statement
It is our intent at Edgebury Primary School to provide pupils with a high-quality art curriculum, which develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Aims: The national curriculum for Art aims to ensure that all pupils:
1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art techniques.
3. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art and design.
4. Know about great artists and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Our art curriculum is blocked throughout the year as part of a connected approach with science, geography, design technology and history. It is clearly identified where it is the focus subject within curriculum units. This is to enable an in-depth study of art, whilst making connections with other subjects. Where appropriate we use workshops, exhibitions and local trips to deepen the children’s understanding and enjoyment of this subject. Subject leaders are responsible for ensuring that resources are kept up to date and to create action plans for subject development. Teachers and children are surveyed at the end of each unit of learning to collate staff and pupil’s opinions, to inform further planning and resourcing. Subject leaders check ongoing planning to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum. Progression documents have been created to support teachers with the delivery and assessment of art across the school.
The impact of the art and design curriculum at Edgebury Primary School is that we ensure that our children progress to secondary school with the confidence to express their creativity in the subject. They have a good understanding of art and design and its impact on culture and history. They know about artists and designers and how they have influenced the world and country. They are confident that they have the skills to attempt all elements of art and design.