Art and Design
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance"
Content of the Art and Design Curriculum
The Art and Design Curriculum at Pittington Primary School supports and supplements the National Curriculum by reflecting the needs of our children and the context of the school.
The Art and Design curriculum follows a theme based approach whilst offering the children a range of relevant and purposeful experiences that will enable them to develop the skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design.
The children will be given opportunities to:
- Explore ideas and record them in a variety of ways
- Produce a range of creative work
- Develop their skills in drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture
- To examine the work of great artists, architects and designers in History and to understand the significance and importance of their work
- Opportunities to develop and share their ideas with others
Assessment of Art and Design
At Pittington Primary it is our intention that all children will at least reach their age related expectations as described in the National Curriculum. However through a curriculum that is challenging and relevant to the children we expect children to achieve greater than age related expectations.
Children who are not meeting age related expectations will be supported by staff through differentiated tasks and targeted small group work. The direct use of key questions and targeted support will be offered to ensure that any gaps between groups of children are closed.
Assessment of the children’s art and design skills will be assessed by the class teacher. There will be a range of evidence to support teacher judgement including sketch books, photographs and assessed pieces of work.
Monitoring of Art and Design
The quality of the learning across the school is monitored by the Art and Design Subject Link Teacher.
Monitoring includes the Subject Link Teacher observing learning within lessons, planning scrutiny, work scrutiny and discussions with children. Analysis of data is also undertaken to ensure that standards are high and that improvements are made where necessary.
Training is offered to all Subject Link Teachers to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date and accurate.
The Subject Link Teacher meets with the Special Interest Governor for Art and Design to share school improvement plan initiatives with them and ensure that governors are aware of standards across the school.