At Temple Sowerby C of E Primary School, we aim to provide 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.
Art is taught to all children in school on a weekly basis to develop key skills, promote enjoyment of art and embed the purpose and importance of the subject. The core aims of the National Curriculum are addressed in each lesson. However, we also seek to provide opportunities for children to apply their artistic skills in other aspects of school life, such as in our values days, when we use art and creativity to encourage reflection. We also promote links with local artists to access different styles of art, such as making 3d masks as part of a school performance or creating a felt wall hanging to commemorate Remembrance Day.
By the end of Key stage 1, children should be able to design and create products using a range of materials and to share their ideas and experiences through drawing, painting and sculpture. Children should be able to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. They should understand about the different work of a range of artists and link their practices to their own work.
By the end of Key Stage 2, children should be able to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials. They should create sketchbooks to record their observations which they review and revisit. Children should also improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials and have an understanding of great artists, architects and designers in history.