The aim of our curriculum is to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes pupils need to become informed, articulate and empowered. We recognise the value and fundamental role that art plays within a child’s learning and development. Our art curriculum has been designed to link to the humanities or science content so that children can make connections between subjects. To enhance arts education, we provide the opportunity to visit galleries whenever possible.
Pupils have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and techniques within the areas of drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D sculpture, computer technology and printing. In addition to this, pupils develop their knowledge of influential artists, individual works, and art movements, from a range of cultures and periods.
Along with their knowledge and technical skills we support pupils to develop their approach to art. Children are shown how to critically evaluate their work, saying what they are pleased about and how to improve it next time.
Art and design is an inspiring and exciting area of the curriculum full of enriching experiences for pupils to learn from and grow from.
Art and Design
At St Augustine’s Primary School, we are committed to fostering a life-long passion for Art and Design. We believe that Art and Design offers exciting and stimulating opportunities for all children to express themselves. Art and Design offers the chance to develop children’s self-esteem, self-identity, self-worth, motivation, stimulation and discipline. We aim to provide an enriched curriculum in which cultural diversity can be explored, appreciated and in which children can bring their life experiences, preferences and abilities to create different art forms.
At St Augustine’s Primary School pupils have the opportunity to develop the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas, feelings and experiences and to enable them to feel confident in ‘making’ art themselves. Our curriculum ensures that children develop these artistic skills and techniques within the areas of drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D sculpture, computer technology and printing. Pupils will develop their knowledge of influential artists, individual works, and art movements, from a range of cultures and periods. In addition to this, children are shown how to critically evaluate their own and other’s art work, saying what they are pleased about and how to improve it next time.
We want to develop who have the ability to think outside the box and channel their creativity, enabling them to succeed in our rapidly changing world.
We have designed an Art and Design curriculum tied to our termly topics with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity, self-expression and to make meaningful links in their learning, building on prior learning.