At Haughton St. Giles, our Art and Design curriculum has been created from the requirements of the National Curriculum for primary schools in England.
Pupils are given opportunities to use a range of materials to design and create their own art pieces through drawing, painting, printing, collage and sculpture. They explore different techniques in using the formal elements of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, tone, form and space. Alongside artistic knowledge and skills, pupils learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers, designers and architects, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Pupils are inspired to create their own art and art 'in the style of' the artists they study.
The content of the art and design curriculum in Key Stage 2 builds on what children have learned in Key Stage 1 and the exploration of art within EYFS. Children develop and improve their skills in drawing, painting, collage, print and sculpture using a range of different materials, which is build upon in each key stage. Pupils use sketch books to record their learning journey, practice techniques and review and revisit ideas. They continue to learn about great artists and designers from a range of backgrounds, both current and historical.
At Haughton St. Giles, we have designed and created a purposeful Art and D&T classroom which will expand the opportunities available to all of our pupils and inspire their creative minds.