At Fairways Primary School, we believe in creating well rounded individuals and ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential through a varied curriculum. We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced syllabus, incorporating many skills required to strengthen their understanding, knowledge and enjoyment of the world. We aim to provide a stimulating environment where a passion for Art and creativity is nurtured.
Our Art curriculum provides clear and comprehensive lessons and activities that will show progression of skills throughout the years, across the key stages, which enables children to develop their creativity, engaging and inspiring them, whilst challenging children of all abilities. We encourage our children to explore and experiment with ideas, extend their skill set through a variety of media, and express and improve upon their own individual styles and talents.
Children will develop an awareness of colour, texture, design and dimension through their artwork and gain confidence through experimentation, resulting in a sense of achievement when producing their own imaginative creations. They will be taught skills and techniques and will learn about artists, designers, sculptors and architects throughout history and across the world and recognise their contribution to culture and the past. It is important that they develop the ability to appraise and appreciate the work of others and become articulate when evaluating and discussing their own work.
Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Children have a positive attitude towards Art and teachers have high expectations.
Quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. These include the student’s final pieces, the preparatory build-up of ideas in sketchbooks and how the children discuss Art during lessons.
The children’s art is very often cross-curricular, and helps them to express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding in humanities.
Children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified. Pupils will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art respectfully.
Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. We want children to experience a challenging and stimulating creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment. Classroom displays reflect the children’s increasing abilities and sense of pride in their artwork and this is also demonstrated by creative outcomes across the wider curriculum.