Art and Design

Working through music, art, dance, and drama the children learn integiral skills that enhance their learning. Whilst at school, every child will be given the opportunity to express themselves through the arts, to think creatively, to learn perseverance and to keep focus, to work in collaboration with others understanding that their contribution to the group is fundamental to it's success, and to build a confidence that can be transferred into other areas of learning.

Our aim is to stimulate creativity and imagination and to encourage pupils to design, make, evaluate and use their technical knowledge. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern, and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel, and think. Cooking and nutrition are also included.

Pupils are also encouraged to identify different kinds of art through the work of artists, craftspeople, and designers in both contemporary life and in different times and cultures.

An aesthetically pleasing environment for learning encourages children to value their own work and the work of others; display around school is therefore an important feature. 

Design 

We aim to develop both practical and creative skills. The subject combines elements of art and craft, science and technology. It is designed to challenge the children to find a solution to set problems.

Children are taught a range of skills through focused and practical tasks, which are then put to use in a variety of ‘Design and Make’ assignments. These include puppets, sandwiches, a troll, and items to sell in enterprise projects.

 

ART & DESIGN

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers who have had an impact on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.

 

The objectives of art and design are:

 

  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work;
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a range of activities;
  • to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques;
  • to increase their critical awareness of the purposes of art and design in different times and cultures;
  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials;
  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts, and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.

KEY STAGE 1

During Key Stage 1 pupils develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment. They begin to understand colour, shape and space and pattern and texture and use them to represent their ideas and feelings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING

EXPLORING AND DEVELOPING IDEAS

Pupils should be taught to:
a. record from first-hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas
b. ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work, and develop their ideas.

INVESTIGATING AND MAKING ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN

Pupils should be taught to:
a. investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes
b. try out tools and techniques and apply these to materials and processes, including drawing
c. represent observations, ideas and feelings, and design and make images and artefacts.

EVALUATING AND DEVELOPING WORK

Pupils should be taught to:
a. review what they and others have done and say what they think and feel about it
b. identify what they might change in their current work or develop in their future work.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

Pupils should be taught about:
a. visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space
b. materials and processes used in making art, craft and design
c. differences and similarities in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures [for example, sculptors, photographers, architects, textile designers].

BREADTH OF STUDY

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. exploring a range of starting points for practical work 
b. working on their own, and collaborating with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales
c. using a range of materials and processes 
d. investigating different kinds of art, craft and design

 

Key Stage 2

During Key Stage 2 pupils develop their creativity and imagination through more complex activities. These help to build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques. They increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures. They become more confident in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING

EXPLORING AND DEVELOPING IDEAS

 Pupils should be taught to:
a. record from experience and imagination, to select and record from first-hand observation and to explore ideas for different purposes
b. question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work
c. collect visual and other information to help them develop their ideas, including using a sketchbook.

INVESTIGATING AND MAKING ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN

Pupils should be taught to:
a. investigate and combine visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes and to match these qualities to the purpose of the work
b. apply their experience of materials and processes, including drawing, developing their control of tools and techniques
c. use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings, and to design and make images and artefacts.

EVALUATING AND DEVELOPING WORK

 Pupils should be taught to:
a. compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them
b. adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

 Pupils should be taught about:
a. visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space, and how these elements can be combined and organised for different purposes
b. materials and processes used in art, craft and design and how these can be matched to ideas and intentions
c. the roles and purposes of artists, craftspeople and designers working in different times and cultures

BREADTH OF STUDY

 During the key stage, pupils should be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. exploring a range of starting points for practical work 
b. working on their own, and collaborating with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales
c. using a range of materials and processes, including ICT 
d. investigating art, craft and design in the locality and in a variety of genres, styles and traditions.

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Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School

School Lane,
Bunbury , Cheshire
CW6 9NR

Main Contact: Mrs Fiona Todd & Mrs Nicola Badger

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332
admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs Jo Cliffe

SEN Email: senco@rcsat.cheshire.sch.uk

For all enquiries, please call Mrs Kate Waring on 01829 260524 / 01829 261332 or
email admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk

Bunbury Aldersey CE, School Lane, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9NR

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332 | Email: admin@bunburyaldersey.cheshire.sch.uk