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Art

Subject leader - Jane Thomas, Alison Hodson, Nicola Kiernan 

 

"We believe that the arts are a fundamental part of the curriculum and we define the arts as music, dance, drama and art. We believe that the arts offer opportunities for children to explore, express and communicate their feelings whilst gaining experiences of the wider world and that they help to celebrate and promote the richness and quality of cultural diversity. Through experiencing the arts, children develop their creativity, self-esteem, skills, knowledge and confidence. We are committed to providing all of our children with a wide range of opportunities which motivate, challenge and inspire learners in a creative, enjoyable and secure environment."

Icknield Primary School Creative Arts policy 2014

National Curriculum

Here is an overview of the National Curriculum objectives for Art and Design.

 

KS1

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

KS2

  • 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:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Supporting your Child

There are lots of free resources locally that you can use to support your child's learning in the Arts. There are a range of galleries and museums in and around Cambridge to visit including Kettle's Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Keep a look out in the media for local events such as 'The Big Draw' which took place in Cambridge this summer.

Encourage your child to express themselves in a range of mediums such as 3d modeling, painting and printing as well as drawing. Most importantly remind them that everyone can draw it's just that we all do it differently!

Subject Policy

Under Review

 

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