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Art & Design
At Suttons, we strive to deliver an exciting and engaging Art and Design curriculum that allows children the opportunity to express their creativity and develop skills they will have the chance to use through adulthood.
In EYFS through to KS2, children are able to design and create a broad range of artistic mediums by providing a wide variety of equipment and materials for the children to explore. We encourage children to use and harness their imagination and develop their resilience in this area of their learning.
Throughout the course of the year, children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
All art units are linked to History and Geography, which further develops and embeds this knowledge. Children are able to build on concepts they are being taught and refer back to prior knowledge.
Children begin to learn a wide range of skills from EYFS and this continues to progress all the way through to Year 6. These skills include drawing, painting, and sculpture and through these skills, children develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination in Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2, these skills are built upon to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay). The children will explore their units through a 4-step approach: learn, design, create and evaluate.
Each year, EYFS all the way through to Year 6 take part in a whole school Take One Artist week where children focus on a specific artist and the work they produce is based around the specified artist’s life, their artistic medium and the artwork they have produced. Take One Artist becomes cross curricular and is woven into other lessons, learning about the history of the artist to create their own interpretation of the artist's work.
The progression of skills becomes evident through the work produced by the children. This work is then showcased in our Take One Artist Exhibition.
Children are given the opportunity to present their artistic skills through our creative homework projects that are sent out every half term.
Our new Art and Design curriculum encompasses a wide range of mediums which encourage children to explore and familiarise themselves with the different art forms. Through the study of various artists, children are able to broaden their knowledge of what it takes to be an artist.
◊ Art 3I's: Intent, Implementation & Impact
◊ Art Skills Progression
◊ Art Long term Plan