Subject Leader – Miss Shepheard
"Art and design is the freedom of the individual, the freedom of expression
and the freedom to fail; without retort."
Simon Waterfall, Creative Director, Deepend
Why teach Art?
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
National Curriculum 2014
What will the children learn from the teaching of Art?
The teaching of Art should ensure that all children:
? produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
? become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
? evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
? know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
How is Art taught at Marston Green Infant Academy?
At MGIA we aim to provide all children with a broad, balanced, visual and tactile art curriculum in which each and every child will be able to achieve equality and excellence. The children will have opportunities to progress in drawing, painting, collage, textiles, printmaking and 3D craft. We provide a stimulating and creative environment that allows the children the freedom to explore and experiment. High quality resources are available for use, and the children are encouraged to take ownership of their work by choosing their own resources.
What is taught?
Artistic skills and processes are explicitly taught and systematically developed throughout the children’s time at MGIA. These are constantly revisited so that children build upon their existing knowledge and previous experiences.
All Art activities are closely linked to the creative curriculum.
In the Foundation Stage, the children are not only taught Art through teacher-directed focus activities, but also through the daily independent creative activities that are available during their free-choice play.
In Key Stage One, the children have explicit Art sessions in the studio. The knowledge and skills that the children are taught may also be used to enhance other curriculum areas, such as History or RE.
The subpage below gives an overview of the Art activities that the children will experience in each year group.
Please click here to view our Art Policy