Art and Design
Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy
At Harris primary Mayflower we understand that a high quality art and design curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils .The intent of the art and design curriculum is to gain knowledge and an understanding of art and design the pupils will learn about art through history and through a range of cultural, enriching experiences. It is also to develop human creativity by equipping students with the skills to Experiment, Create, Invent and Evaluate.
Implementation: What does Art look like at HPAMA? Overview:
At Mayflower, we deliver a curriculum that teaches key knowledge in drawing, painting and sculpting by using materials and techniques. Lessons are 1 hour long and take place weekly either in classrooms or in our dedicated Art Room. During art lessons, pupils have the opportunity to explore new techniques, often in the style of a well-known artist which then builds to them creating a final piece. The increased use of technology is used so that pupils have an understanding of digital art and how digital and physical art are interlinked.
Teachers model techniques for pupils and use the in class visualisers so that pupils can clearly see the intended techniques. Within the lesson teachers revisit previous knowledge and check understanding by using low stakes quizzes and questioning. Vocabulary is built into each lesson linked to the techniques pupils use within the lesson sequences.
We believe that by creating enriching experiences, during lessons, the students are able to gain love of the subject and understand the important links that art has in the world we live in.
Expressive arts and design is one of the four specific areas within the EYFS. Each specific area is divided into early learning goals, for expressive arts and design these are:
- Exploring and using media and materials - children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
- Being imaginative – children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through their drawings, paintings and sculptures.
KS1 and KS2
In KS1 pupils are taught to experiment with different mediums and are encouraged to take risks that inform the progression of skills. Whilst in KS2, pupils are taught to master their art and design techniques and accuracy of mark making.
Children are given sketchbooks which enables them to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, improve their mastery of art and design techniques. Within the sketchbooks, pupils will be taught to evaluate and share opinions surrounding other great artists’ work.
The Art and Design curriculum aims to excite and ignite their enthusiasm in the world around them. Our Art and Design curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills and discreet vocabulary progression also form part of the units of work.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Assessing children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught.
- Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.
- Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
- Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.
- Marking of work in books.
|Year 1 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 2 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 3 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 4 Curriculum Map Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|Year 5 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1||16th Sep 2019||Download|
|New Harris Primary Curriculum 2019||09th Jan 2020||Download|
|Art Intent Implementation Impact||12th Jan 2020||Download|