Art and Design
Art and Design at St George’s
At St George’s Catholic Primary School, we value the role of Art and Design in creating a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils. We intend to deliver an Art and Design curriculum which results in the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and understanding set out in the National Curriculum. Our aim at St George’s Primary School is to enable pupils to become imaginative, creative and reflective learners who can express their knowledge, skills and understanding fluently and confidently in a variety of different ways. We believe that Art and Design should provide pupils with opportunities to express their creativity, imagination and individuality through exploring and evaluating different creative ideas. Art and Design should provide opportunities for pupils to become independent, reflective learners through evaluating their own and other’s work and finding ways to improve. A high - quality Art and Design curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, create and evaluate their own individual works of art. We want the children at St George’s Primary School to have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity when studying a wide variety of artwork. We believe that children should be provided with opportunities to discover great artists that enable them to explore their own and other’s cultural heritages.
The Art and Design curriculum at St George’s Primary School has been designed to cover all of the skills set out in the National Curriculum. Art and Design is taught termly using the scheme of work ‘Plan Bee’. Class teachers have carefully picked topics that cover the National Curriculum, suit the needs of their class and link to class topics, where possible, to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject. Art and Design at St George’s is taught as a stand- alone topic and is allocated time on a weekly basis during each half term it is being taught. All planning is sequenced thoughtfully to consider the skills and knowledge to build on prior learning and allow for progression. At St George’s Primary School, pupils have their own sketchbook to practise new techniques and refine their artistic skills and record their learning and achievement. Their artwork will be evidenced in sketch books and through displays around the school. At St George’s Primary School, it is our aim to provide equal opportunities. Our aim is for all pupils to participate in Art and Design lessons. Work is differentiated and teachers make informed decisions based on the learning requirements of each individual and extra support is put in place for children with SEN where necessary. Teaching staff will gauge the needs of each pupil through observation and assessment of their learning styles and requirements in order to identify how our curriculum can enhance each pupils’ learning and help them to excel.
Assessment of Art and Design at St George’s considers all aspects of pupils’ learning and achievement. This includes not only what pupils make, but also how they make it, what skills they acquire, what they know about the tools and materials they use and their knowledge of art and design. Teachers assess progress in Art and Design through a variety of means and use different kinds of evidence. They consider the quality of the products that pupils make, the skills they exhibit as they use tools, materials and processes and the knowledge they have acquired. To further assess knowledge, teachers also listen to pupils talking about art and design during class and group discussions. The evidence for assessment occurs in different forms and at different times through the course of a unit of work and so assessment too is spread out over time. These assessments are used over time to build a profile of achievement across all of the objectives. Individual teachers are responsible for monitoring and assessing children’s progress. Individual teachers are expected to provide evidence of progress through sketch books. Teachers review progress each term and identify and plan for next steps in learning. Children will be assessed against the learning objectives related to the subject aims of the National Curriculum for their Key Stage. Teacher assessments will be recorded using the school’s assessment spreadsheet system each term.
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|Sparks and Flames
|At the Pantomime
|People in Action
|In Flanders Fields
|Leonardo da Vinci