“Art is not just a subject you can learn but an activity that you can practice with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design” – National Curriculum, 2014
At Sundridge Primary School children explore and develop their skills and creativity using a wide range of media. We believe that Art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness.
At Sundridge, we provide a structure and sequence of lessons which ensure that all the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum are covered. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers and develop their interest and curiosity about art.
Art is planned and taught in 6-week units, alternate half terms. (3 units per academic year) These units incorporate the disciplines (painting, drawing, collage, sculpture are covered across the school. (Media)
Sketch books are used from Years 1-6 and alongside this the coordinator is keeping portfolios of evidence.