Through a planned coherent curriculum in Art pupils will explore their ideas and record their experiences through drawing, collage, 3D, painting, printing and textiles. Pupils will become engaged, inspired and challenged equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works taking art and design beyond the classroom. The children will acquire and demonstrate a passion to enjoy the freedom to express themselves creatively through their own interpretation. To do this they will develop their skills using a variety of mark making tools including observational drawing, understanding colour and application, creating print blocks using a wide range of materials, experimenting with collage and textiles, modelling and constructing with different materials. As they develop their skills they will learn to apply and link them across all areas. They will also evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
At KS1 they learn through a study of great artists, craft makers and designers such as Land Artists Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy, Jaspar Johns, Matisse, Bridget Riley, Wassili, Kandinsky, Anthony Frost and Hokusai which inspires them to create and develop their work. Learning in KS1 also has close links to other areas of the curriculum for example exploring Japanese artwork, canal life and aboriginal art.
At KS2 they develop their techniques and knowledge and build on these to apply and produce their own work. To create sketch books to record their observations as a starting point and use them to review and revisit ideas. To have knowledge of artists and designers such as Paul Klee, Matisse, Van Gogh, Hodgkin, Sean Scully, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, John Brunsdon, James Rizzi, Dale Chihiuly, Dale Devereux-Barker, Hunderwasser, Giacometti, Ofili, Klimt, Picasso, Henry Moore, Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, L S Lowry and various textile designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study and to have the confidence and enjoyment to express themselves when challenged to create a piece of artwork.