At All Saints, by nurturing hearts and inspiring minds, we encourage all pupils to shine in everything they do in Art.
Here, at All Saints Primary, we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art. We see this as a fundamental part of our school vision to nurture hearts and inspire minds and are therefore committed to providing an ‘Arts Rich Curriculum’ for our children.
We believe that a high quality art, craft and design education is essential for personal, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and creative development. We believe art, craft and design education prepares children for life in modern Britain and within international communities through study that promotes tolerance and respect, and social, spiritual, moral, and cultural understanding. We believe that an art, craft and design education enables children to become well-rounded, well-prepared learners and leaders.
As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim 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.
Class teachers are usually responsible for teaching art, although there will be times when professional artists/helpers will be involved in the teaching of the topic. We take every opportunity to develop links with outside agencies and experts, including the local high school, in order to enrich our Art provision.
Our children enjoy the self-expression that they experience in Art.
They are always keen to learn new skills and work hard to perfect those shown to them. The children’s art is very often cross-curricular, and helps them to express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding in history, geography and science.
Through their art, the children are able to reach out into the community, with our pupil’s artwork proudly displayed in the local places.
At the end of KS1, pupils will be able to:
- use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
- use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
- develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
- talk 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.
(to be developed in all lessons)
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral: Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social: Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Cultural: Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
(to be developed in all lessons)
The teaching of art and design offers an unique opportunity to explore the evolution of the core british values in the creating and viewing of art. Children will have the opportunity to:
Democracy - Take into account the views of others in shared activities; vote for outcomes.
The Rule of Law - Undertake safe practices, following class rules during projects and activities for the benefit of all; understand the consequences if rules are not followed.
Individual Liberty - Work within boundaries to make safe choices in art and design; make own choices within art and design projects.
Tolerance - Experience and talk about art and design work from different cultures and religious beliefs; use art and design pieces to lean about different faiths and cultures around the world
Mutual Respect - To behave appropriately allowing all participants the opportunity to work effectively; review each other’s work respectfully; work together on projects, help and advice others; experience different festivals, traditions and celebrations through art and design