At Thundersley Primary School, our Art and Design Curriculum provides many opportunities for the children to express their creativity, passion, imagination and understanding of the arts. We engage, inspire and challenge children with artistic experiences that will inspire them in the future. We do this through a high-quality curriculum, which allows the children to explore what they see, feel and think with the use of colour, pattern and 3D. The children are exposed to a wide range of artists to broaden their understanding of art within the wider world. They will explore ideas and meaning through the work of others which will inspire them when creating their own final pieces.
At Thundersley Primary School, we will achieve this by:
- Teaching art consistently each term.
- Additional opportunities to engage with Art and Design activities throughout the school year such as, Whole School Projects, Children’s Mental-Health week, World Book Day.
- Linking art to termly topics and other subjects to ensure relevance and context.
- Teaching skills- based lessons, which covers painting, sculpture, printing and drawing.
- Developing on skills from previous years. Key skills will be revisited to challenge and develop their skills further.
- Ensuring that every child develops their skills by through suitable planning, effective differentiation and support in order to meet the needs of each child.
- Encouraging a love and appreciation for the visual arts.
- Appreciating the work of others (artists, craftspeople and designers) by studying a key artist in each unit of work.
- Utilising a sketchbook approach, so that the children feel safe to experiment and take risks without the fear of doing something ‘wrong.’
- Evaluating their own work as well as peer feedback.
- Celebrating achievements in art through displays and exhibitions.
By the time our children complete their journey at Thundersley Primary School they will:
- Have a foundation in generic skills for various mediums of art.
- Be more confident and have enjoyment creating their own artwork.
- Have a deeper understanding of the art world.
- Be able to express themselves using art.
- Have a general knowledge of influential artists and their success.
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
- Aspiration to become the artists of the future or how to apply it to other careers.