‘Art is not what you see but what you make others see’
The road map below is to show the Art and DT curriculum as it progresses through the school from Reception to Year 6.
Art is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum and an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Each year group plans art lessons, which aim to ensure that children are able to develop key skills using specific media. Our aim is to ensure that children are confident approaching artwork, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art within our own lives and are able to reach their full potential.” Quote from the National Curriculum 2014
At St. Anne’s, throughout KS1 and KS2, our art and design curriculum is skills based, Each year group covers a range of visual and tactile elements of Art, including colour, tone, form, texture, pattern, shape, space and line. During KS1 and KS2, children develop a variety of skills using different materials and processes.
Children will be taught key knowledge, skills and vocabulary through sequences of coherent and connected lessons. Design & technology will encourage children to creatively solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. Children will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
In KS1 children will give children opportunities to design products that are relevant to them (such as the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment). In KS2 children will be taught to analyse and create their own innovative and functional products for a range of relevant contexts (for example, the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment)