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Art Vision Statement

At Pinhoe, we seek to engage, inspire and challenge our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art.


We recognise that a creative and high-quality Art curriculum contributes to the development of the whole child (emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively). It provides all children with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively, celebrating our diversity and developing their understanding of, and response to, the world around them.


As they progress through the school they will develop a deeper understanding of art and design, exploring the impact it has on contemporary life, and that of different times and cultures.


The National Curriculum for Art & Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

· 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.


In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use a range of different materials creatively to design and make products. They will draw, paint and sculpt materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use technology to produce images. They will also learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. All children will use a sketchbook to record ideas and observations.


In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting and sculpture techniques. They will experience using a wider range of materials. Children will use technology to produce images, patterns and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements. They will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.


Art should be taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into learning in other curriculum areas. Progression in art will be assessed through the pupils’ sketchbooks, which pass with the child to the next year group, displays and photographic evidence. A level of ability and attitude to Art is recorded on the child’s annual report to parents.