At Parsloes Primary School we believe that a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with new knowledge and skills. Lessons should provide opportunities for active learning and allow pupils to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design, which they can communicate to others using subject-specific language. The Art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
At Parsloes Primary School, Art and Design allows children to express their creative imagination using an array of techniques, methods and media as well as providing them with opportunities to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of Art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. This is supported by the study of a diverse range of artists from different times throughout history. Art and Design is taught as part of a half-termly or termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills as stated in the National Curriculum.
Art and Design is taught as part of a half-termly or termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills as stated in the National Curriculum. At Parsloes Primary School, the evidence of their creative ideas and work is collected in a Sketchbook, which follows the children throughout their school life. Photographs of larger, group or 3D pieces are also kept within this book.
Language Acquisition – Vocabulary is taught in a progressive manner across the Art and Design curriculum. Children learn to talk and think like an artist through knowledge of other artists and exploration of skills.
Empowering Experiences – Our Art and Design curriculum at Parsloes is enriched with opportunities for empowering experiences, from painting using different medias, to sculpting and fashion design. Extra-curricular trips and workshops are planned to expose the children to and think critically about a wide range of artistic styles.
Active and Hands-On Learning – Art is well-planned with opportunities to teach, explore and create. All units are full-resourced for hands on learning, and time is available during the planned units for children to explore and refine their artistic styles.
Relevance to our Diverse Community – Through the units of work, children are exposed to significant artists from a range of backgrounds and cultures. Diversity is woven through the Art and Design curriculum.
New Knowledge and Skills – The Art and Design curriculum is sequenced progressively to ensure previous skills are embedded and built upon. Children are exposed to a wide range of skills such as sculpting, textiles and collage and these skills are then developed and refined across the school.