Robert Piggott Subject Overview: Art and Design
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on” Albert Einstein
“Art is a line around your thoughts.” Gustav Klimt
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:
Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
Our pedological approach to teaching Art and Design in the Robert Piggott CE Schools:
Robert Piggott Primary Schools understand that high quality Art and Design lessons will inspire children to develop individual creativity. These lessons should engage, challenge and broaden children’s knowledge and skills and enable them to experiment with their own ideas to develop creative understanding.
We believe that Art is a practical and personal exploration of ideas, which allows pupils to develop confidence in expressing their individual interests. Art in our school is about developing children’s ability to explore, reflect on ideas and experiment with their skills.
Our school uses the following to ensure excellent teaching and learning of Art and Design:
Through following a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, it expected that teaching and learning will show progression across all key stages within the strands of Art and Design. Subsequently, more children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their cohort year and Key Stage.
It is our aim that children will retain knowledge and skills taught within each unit of work, remember these and understand how to use and apply these in their own art work, whilst beginning to understand what being in ‘artist’ means.
At Robert Piggott CofE Schools, we measure the impact that Art and Design has had for all children by:
• Determining the extent to which objectives are met within each lesson and overall, at the end of each unit.
• Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
• Images of the children’s practical learning.
• Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
• Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.
• Annual reporting of standards across the curriculum.
By the time children leave Robert Piggott CofE Schools, we want them to have developed a passion for art and creativity, working both independently and collaboratively. They will have grown in confidence when using a range of tools and techniques, becoming artists that can apply the skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout the years and respond critically to their own and other’s work.