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Art & Design

It is our intent for the Art element in our school curriculum to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to think critically and develop an understanding of art and design. We want them to know how art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth both locally and globally. Teachers will be given the flexibility to deliver high quality arts lessons through a theme, allowing teachers to make links with other areas of the curriculum. 

‚ÄčAIMS
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: 
  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; 
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques’ 
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; 
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. 

 

The Art Curriculum

Our Art & Design Curriculum is written to be progressive in skill and knowledge content. This way, the children can build on their skills, language and knowledge as they move through the school. The art taught in the classroom covers a range of drawing, painting, design, mixed media and sculptural work.

 

Ceramics

We are fortunate to still have our original kiln at the school, which means we teach ceramics to our students. This knowledge is built upon in every year group, with the students successfully learning how to hand build clay sculptures.

 

Mindful Art

As part of our Inclusion programme for our school, we use a programme of Mindful Art sessions to help students to settle in and process all of our curriculum and daily school life. The programme of sessions runs every half term, with 1:1 work with a trained specialist to encourage the students to create and reflect on their progress.

 

Acrylic on Canvas Workshops

Every year since 2015, we have worked in partnership with The Museum of Dartmoor Life and The Arts Society, Dartmoor to run a series of specialised art workshops for the students in KS2. Each year approximately 60 students are chosen to participate in creating their own canvas painting, using new mediums and tools, delivered by a specialist artist. These combined pieces are then collectively exhibited in The John Young Gallery in the Museum for the Summer months, to encourage our community to celebrate our talented students.

See what our year groups have been up to?

Click the page link below to see the current Art & Design Curriculum Year Overview for each year group:

Children's Artwork

Here you will see all kinds of exciting artwork created by the children participating in their art curriculum studies, mindful art sessions, acrylic on canvas workshops and ceramics.

 

 

 

JAMES RIZZI INSPIRED ARTWORK

YEAR 3 INDIAN INSPIRED ARTWORK - MIXED MEDIA

YEAR 6 MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK

YEAR 5 - THE ELEMENTS SCULPTURE

YEAR 4 AFRICAN INSPIRED ARTWORK - MIXED MEDIA

YEAR 6 ABSTRACT AND SURREALISM ARTWORK

YEAR 6 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND HATS

YEAR 6 ABSTRACT WORK 2012

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