Art and Design plays a vital part in the curriculum and education of pupils at Langar Church of England Primary School. The School will provide an art curriculum which will enable everyone to reach their full potential in the subject, through studying famous artists, learning techniques and finding ways to express themselves as individuals.
Planning and assessment is taken from Plan Bee units.
The National curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Pupils should be taught 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.
Pupils should be taught:
The intended impact of our curriculum is that children build semantic and procedural knowledge. Children will have a sound understanding of the role of art as a communication tool and how to express themselves through it. The children will have experience of wide range of artists and art movements. The children will also develop appraisal skills to discuss art critically.
Assessment judgements are informed by a pupil’s progress against the objectives laid down in the school’s curriculum document. We appreciate that in EYFS and Key Stage 1 the children will have a smaller general knowledge base to draw upon and in key stage 2 we will then expect to see them making more links to prior knowledge, comparing and contrasting as well as evaluating what they have learned.
Teachers will make a judgement of WTS (working towards the expected standard), EXP (Working at the expected standard) or GDS (working at greater depth). Judgements can be based on written work, formal and informal observations, and discussion.
Unit plans, assessment grids and medium term plans are monitored by SLT with responsibility for the curriculum. Curriculum coverage, including art, is included in the termly curriculum catch up conversations.
Langar Church of England Primary School is proud of our community links, with the value woven through our curriculum. When possible, we like to invite members of our local community to share their experiences and knowledge by visiting classes. We maintain strong links with St Andrew’s Church. The whole school community visit the church for an act of worship at least once a term.
Resources are organized and stored in the paper store by the hall. Teachers are welcome to use these whenever they need. Teachers may also purchase resources through their class budgets. Whole school resources will be purchased through the centralized curriculum budget.
Children will learn about areas of significant artistic interest such drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and many more. In addition, they will learn about famous artists such as William Morris, Yayoai Kusama, Henri Rousseau and others.
Our Art curriculum draws upon local resources so that Art becomes relevant to our pupils. We also draw upon the expertise of the staff to enhance the subject knowledge of fellow staff and of pupils. Children will meet real artists and see real art in order to inspire them to become artists themselves.
We value the purpose in learning and the opportunity to develop a broad and rich awareness of the world around us.