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 is taught through a skills-based curriculum, which 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.
At Parsloes Primary School, we ensure that Art and Design is given the same importance as the core subjects, as this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. The evidence of their creative ideas and work is collected in a Sketch Book, which follows the children throughout their school life. Photographs of larger, group or 3D pieces are also kept within this book.