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Art at Furness

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  (DfE, September, 2013)

At Furness Primary School, we aim to…

To provide high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

To enable pupils to progress in such a way, that allows for the development of critical thinking and a rigorous understanding of art and design.

To bring an awareness of how art and design both reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation, to all children in Furness Primary School.

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Our programme of study 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

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

 

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study.

Subject Content: 

KS1:

Pupils are 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 are 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 are taught:

  • to use/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 [e.g.   pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history

 

Implementation

 

At Furness Primary School, our Art curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our pupils ensuring our curriculum intentions are met. We do this through:

 

  • Following a whole school curriculum (SOW) that covers a range of styles, artists and genres:  drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, textiles and 3D (sculpture).  The SOW is available to all staff on the R:drive in the Art/Design folder.
  • Half term units:  Art is taught for 3 half terms in an academic year – Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1.

 

  • Weekly lessons – Art is taught once per week in KS1 and KS2 and daily in Nursery and EYFS.
  • Whole class /mixed-ability lessons – The subject content, skills and techniques taught, are made accessible to all children; with special provision made for those children who may need it.
  • Good quality lessons – Teachers present good quality lessons in line with a scheme of work that covers:  Drawing, Painting, Collage, Printmaking, Textiles and 3D (Sculpture).
  • Cross Curricular Links – To ensure that the pupils get the benefit of a full and balanced curriculum, links are made (where appropriate) with other curriculum areas.
  • Critical thinking – Is encouraged when discussing art, works of art and artists through the use of both closed and open-ended questions.  Pupils are also encouraged to use and respond to similar questions in response to their own work.
  • Broad subject matter:  Involves the study of a range of culturally and ethnically diverse artists, designers and craftspeople both past and present.
  • Fostering an understanding – Is achieved through the understanding that art is made by all sorts of people, in many different ways, for many different reasons.

 

  • Art Day/ Week – An annual Art Day will be held in the second Summer term in order to inspire and motivate a love of art and to immerse the pupils (and parents/family) in a world of creativity.
  • Gallery visits - Each year group in both Key Stages is encouraged to either visit a gallery OR arrange for gallery experiences/workshops in school.
  • Assessment (teacher):  Is to be completed at the end of each unit of work, using the assessment sheet in the scheme of work.
  • Assessment (self/peer) Is used as a vital tool for establishing the progress the children are making and for identifying the next steps in learning.

Impact

 

The impact of our Art curriculum is that the majority of children, in our school, are able to;

 

  • 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.
  • 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

 

Curriculum Overview 2019/2020

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