Art and Design at Bromet Primary School
At Bromet Primary School, we have designed a curriculum for the arts with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment. We ensure that children also have access to artists from culturally diverse backgrounds as well as more traditional ones.
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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows;
All children follow a program of progressive skills in art and design, creative dance, music and drama. These take place in discrete art and design lessons and also as a means of communication in other wider curriculum subjects.
Wherever possible first hand experiences and real things are used to stimulate art and design activities.
New techniques and skills are modelled and examples of work are shown to the children.
In group and individual work, pupils have the opportunity to investigate, explore and develop ideas and techniques. They are also involved in evaluating their work, celebrating success and identifying areas for improvement.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:
Key stage 1
Pupils are taught:
Key stage 2
Pupils are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils are taught:
Each pupil will;
experience a broad, balanced arts curriculum, with an emphasis on the development of understanding and skills in art and design.
experience the arts through other areas of the curriculum.
be given a wide range of opportunities to express themselves creatively.
be given the opportunity to develop skills and interests in out of hours learning.
begin to develop awareness of the emotional impact the arts have on themselves and on an audience.