St Cuthbert's

Art Curriculum - The Big Picture

Philosophy

Within BEBCMAT we recognise the value of creativity in the curriculum and aim to provide experiences that nurture the whole child.

In accordance with the national Curriculum for Art and Design we aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We aim to achieve this by fostering an open-ended exploration of creativity where:

Basic skills are introduced and then built upon, including drawing, printmaking, collage, painting and making. Skills are revisited and the use of ongoing sketchbook work beginning in KS1 through to KS2 underpins this process.

Teachers will provide ideas, inspiration and techniques to enable children to explore a wide variety of media in drawing, digital art, textiles, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and design.

Pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined end result.

Implementation

The Purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. Art enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world and fire up their imagination.

Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of artists and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used.

Art enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and the exploration of different materials and processes. Where appropriate art is linked to other areas of the Curriculum, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on their own work.

Impact

Children enjoy art lessons and use and develop their skills in different ways throughout school, creating whole school displays and sharing their work. Art is celebrated in the community with projects such as displaying children’s Christmas work at the Winter Gardens Wonderland.

Children will retain knowledge about their focus artists for each unit of work. Children will understand what being an ‘artist’ means. As artists, children will develop skills and attributes they can use beyond school and into adulthood.

Children in Foundation Stage are assessed within Expressive Arts and Design and their progress is tracked, Age related expectation levels are reported to parents at the end of the reception year.

Curriculum Map

Year 1

Autumn 1

n/a

Autumn 2

Formal elements of Art
Exploring line, shape and colour

Spring 1

n/a

Spring 2

Art and Design skills
Developing drawing

Summer 1

n/a

Summer 2

Landscaping using different media
Seaside OR castles

Year 2

n/a

Formal elements of Art
Pattern, texture and tone

n/a

Art and Design skills
Multi skills

n/a

Human form
Faces and bodies in art

Year 3

n/a

Formal elements of Art
Exploring shape and tone

n/a

Art and Design skills
Multi skills

n/a

Prehistoric Art
How and why art was created

Year 4

n/a

Formal elements of Art
Exploring texture and pattern

n/a

Art and Design skills
Multi skills

n/a

Every picture tells a story
Analysing works of art

Year 5

n/a

Formal elements of Art
Architecture

n/a

Art and Design skills
Multi skills

n/a

Every picture tells a story
Exploring the meaning behind art

Year 6

n/a

Art and design skills
Multi skills

n/a

Make my voice heard
Exploring art with a message

n/a

Still life
Creating still life pieces

Autumn: To be able to...

EYFS

Key Stage One

Shows control in using tools and equipment…
Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors.

Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.

to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. 

Key Stage Two

to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

 to explore great artists, architects and designers in history

Spring: To be able to...

EYFS

Key Stage One

Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens and pencils.
Show a preference for a dominant hand.
Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.
Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.
Join different materials and explore different textures.
Create closed shapes with continuous lines, and begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
Explore colour and colour-mixing

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.
Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises.
Show different emotions in their drawings and paintings, like happiness, sadness, fear etc.
Makes simple models

to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Key Stage Two

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

Summer: To be able to...

EYFS

Key Stage One

Explore different materials freely, in order to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.
Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.
Join different materials and explore different textures.
Create closed shapes with continuous lines, and begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
Explore colour and colour-mixing

Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery;
Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing
Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function;
Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;

Learn 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 develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Key Stage Two

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

to explore great artists, architects and designers in history.