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St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School

Inspired Learners for Life

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Our aims for art

We believe that Art is an integral and important part of your child’s education, and provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity. Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self reflection. Moreover, it enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.

Children are given the opportunity to experience the work of great artists and gain experience and learn skills of a wide range of formal elements of art in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities.   This enables them to use art and design across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems.

How we teach art

We follow the Kapow Scheme of Work, a broad and balanced Art and Design curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. The scheme ensures that progression of skills is made and covers all aspects of the Art and Design curriculum. It includes cross curricular links, such as Literacy, Maths, Science, DT and History. The programme for each year group contains topics of five lessons and are designed to be taught in sequential order.

Children are given opportunities to use a range of materials to design and make products, to use drawing, painting and sculpture and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They develop a range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. A range of artists, craft makers and designers are studied, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.  By teaching our children about great artists and artworks they can learn the visual language as well as develop their cultural understanding and apply their critical thinking skills.

In KS2 children use their sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They are given the opportunity to display and peer assess through classroom galleries and talk about their work confidently. 

Our children as artists
Our children enjoy and value Art and Design. They understand and appreciate the value of Art and Design in the context of their personal wellbeing. Children of all abilities are provided with the steps needed to successfully complete their tasks, thus raising confidence and self-esteem within the subject. Children have developed the skill sets and artistic experiences needed to fuel their imagination and allow them to flourish as artists.