We offer a high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
As pupils progress, we support our pupils to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
Our curriculum offer ensures children:
Explore: creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
Appreciate: know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
Create: become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
Critique: evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
We offer a high-quality Art education that helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of a range of skills and techniques by focusing on four key concepts: Explore, Appreciate, Create and Critique.
Explore: Our curriculum offer inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about great artists, craft makers and designers and enables them to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Our children have the freedom to explore their own ideas – with a range of materials - as they experiment and develop their own art and design skill set.
Appreciate: In doing so, our teaching equips pupils to evaluate and analyse creative works, using the language of art, craft and design. In order for children to develop the necessary skills they are empowered to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop perspective and judgement. It helps pupils to understand and reflect upon the impact of art and design on the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation, while enabling them to develop an understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history.
Create: Our children will study a range of great artists, craft makers and designers, during 3 themed weeks, throughout the academic year (People, Places and Animals). Each focus builds on children’s prior learning to develop their skills as they develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Every child is given the opportunity to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles by the end of their primary education at Flowery Field.
Critique: Every child is encouraged to be aspirational by developing their skills in self and peer critique. The children are empowered to be reflective when assessing their own contributions and the contributions of their peers using a range of age appropriate sentence stems that demonstrate progression across all year groups.
The Creative Arts team, which comprises a member from each phase, will monitor the study of Art (as part of the school’s monitoring cycle) using a range of strategies. Lesson walkthroughs and art exhibitions will take place during our themed weeks. The team will look for evidence of the concepts below and reference them with the objectives for the year group. These are then matched to ensure complete coverage.