Art & Design
Art and Design Curriculum
We believe in God as the great creator of all things, and since God created mankind in his own image, we believe that we all have that same seed of creativity within us. Regardless of background or vulnerability, our children are given all they need to grow, flourish and 'Let their Light shine'. We teach Art & Design through our BOOKS approach allowing our children to shine.
At Tarporley CE Art and Design is not simply a means to an end…or an elaborate display, it is a process that involves not only learning and progressing skills and techniques, but also taking risks and experimenting. Our children have the opportunity to try new things, experiment with their ideas, express themselves and find their own sense of style. We have built a curriculum that is exciting, fires the imagination, encourages innovation and is embedded into all areas of our curriculum from English to Science, Maths and beyond.
Our children use all they have learnt and are inspired to make imaginative, creative and individual pieces of art. They:
- are given the opportunity to experience and experiment with a wide range of media
- learn and develop a variety of artistic skills and techniques
- are able to understand and appreciate art, craft and design, where it comes from, who makes it and how it is made
- are able to describe their own work, and the work of others, using appropriate vocabulary
- make reasoned choices about the materials and techniques they will use
- are able to evaluate their own work and the work of others stating their preferences and the reasoning behind them
- High quality, purposeful lessons are planned collaboratively to include and enhance all areas of the wider curriculum
- Skills and knowledge are built, developed and practiced year on year with progression evident in sketch books, wider work and displays
- Children’s learning is supported by the use of a wide range of resources
- Children create mixture of individual, small group and class pieces
- Engagement with the local community through collaborative events and the display of children’s work in community spaces such as church and local art galleries.
- Children have the opportunity to engage in the Arts Award programme.
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.