The National Curriculum states:
Park’s art curriculum is designed in order that pupils acquire a broad range of skills and knowledge, which are built upon every year using resources from Access Art. At Park, art is taught fortnightly on CAT days by a specialist art teacher. It is designed so that children at Park become proficient at drawing, sculpting, painting and other arts forms while also learning how to evaluate and analyse creative works, and their own, using art specific vocabulary. From KS1, children have their own sketchbook, in which they are encouraged to explore their ideas and record their experimentations and skills based learning.
At Park, through the teaching of art and design, we therefore aim:
- To stimulate children’s creativity, imagination and independence by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences.
- To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings.
- To explore the work of artists, crafts people and designers helping children to learn about the roles and functions of art craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures.
- To teach children how to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art and design.