Subject Leader: Mrs T Levitt
The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School
The Intent, implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – of Art and Design.
It is the intent of Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School for Art and Design to be an exciting, enriching subject. We believe in providing the children with an opulent menu of creative opportunities which encourage inspiration to flow, creativity to be recognised and skills to be developed. Children are provided with an array of mediums, techniques and tools to work with. They are taught to discuss the works of others and self-reflect on their own work. Art and Design is clearly visible throughout the school. It intertwines among all curriculum areas and is a valuable tool in showcasing many curriculum subjects.
In order to achieve our aims, we will:
- Make sure the subject leader closely monitors the quality of teaching and learning within the school.
- Plan purposeful, art opportunities, on a two-year cycle, which are intended to engage, enthuse and inspire our children – reflecting on artwork from a range of cultures, respecting diversity and encouraging originality.
- Ensure children produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording their experiences, using a plethora of mediums, materials and techniques.
- Provide opportunities for children to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design to discuss both their own work and the work of others.
- Ensure flexibility when allocating time to Art and Design activities, creating lengthened blocks of time to promote an uninterrupted, focused and productive method of working.
- Secure progression in the teaching of skills, using assessment to inform future planning and learning opportunities.
- Provide each child with a personal art book to travel with them throughout school. A continual point of reference, a treasure chest of personal ideas and a record of their artistic journey through school.
- Secure opportunities for children to work alongside and have a deepening knowledge of artists, crafts persons, view art exhibits and partake in external design projects.
- Children know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms and artistic genres.
- Children explore ideas, resources / mediums, the work of artists and designers, techniques, and models of excellent practice to support learning.
- Children are imaginative and their individuality and originality is nurtured.
- Children have freedom of expression and the confidence to explore and experiment.
- Children use art as a tool to see connections, establish links with others and build bridges between curriculum areas.
- Children’s curiosity is stimulated towards the world we live in, igniting open dialogue and challenging own thoughts.