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Intent

Intent

How have we planned our Art and Design Curriculum?

Our aim:

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:

  1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  3. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  4. Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 

Our objectives are:

  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work;
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities;
  • to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques;
  • to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures;
  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials;
  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts, and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers;
  • to develop the cross-curricular use of art and design in all subjects.
  • to prepare children for the next steps as they move into Year 7.
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