According to the Department of Education 2013
‘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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation’
At William Davis we run with the philosophy that ‘every child is an artist’.
Art & Design is taught through exciting cross-curricular tasks from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). These can range from pupils designing and creating their very own ancient Greek pot or Benin masq uerade mask to creating an original Cubist-inspired piece of artwork.
Our art planning cycle and lesson structure aims to ensure that all children receive high-quality art teaching and are given the best chance to not only develop their ‘technical skills’ but which also nourishes their own ‘personal flare and creativity’. During art lessons, children are also taught how to use sketchbooks to enhance their learning, develop their ideas & record their journey through each topic. So whether our budding artists are the next ‘Picasso’ or ‘Banksy’, our curriculum ensures that there is something for everyone.
The National Curriculum: Aims for Art and Design
The national curriculum for art and 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
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