Art and Design
At Tushingham-with-Grindley C of E Primary School, we value art as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our high quality art curriculum and cross curricular links provide the children with a real purpose to their projects and the opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas through a variety of creative mediums.
A high-quality art and design education aims to ensure 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
We encourage creativity from the very beginning of children’s schooling experience and as pupils progress through the year groups, we encourage them to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art.
Art is taught in every year group and each key stage focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest as well as following a clear progression of skills to ensure pupils build on previous knowledge.
The art curriculum aims to enable children to develop their artistic skills as they create, develop, experiment and evaluate pictures, paintings and sculptures. Children develop skills using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. To complement these skills; children are taught about great artists, architects and designers. This allows them to develop an understanding that art & design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art is wholeheartedly embraced by teachers and pupils across the school.
Children enjoy the self-expression that they experience in art lessons and are encouraged to be creative and experimental learners.
Achievements are celebrated in classrooms; corridor displays and outdoor areas.
We hope as artists, that children will develop skills they can use beyond school and into adulthood.