How have we planned our Art and Design Curriculum?
At Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School we ensure that all children receive good quality first teaching covering the National Curriculum. We ensure that, through our curriculum drivers (Community Values, Active Adventure, Initiative and Independence and Possibilities Worldwide), we provide learning opportunities designed specifically for the children who attend our school.
We believe that Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions independently. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives.
The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils: