What we say about Art and Design at Dean Bank Primary School
Steven – Painting pictures is fun.
Jayden – Mixing and making new colours is fun.
Jessica – I like how you get to express yourself and show what you can do.
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.
Our aim is for Dean Bank children to explore and utilise a wider range of skills within Art and Design whilst at our school. By introducing six key areas of learning within our curriculum, we will introduce basic skills from the beginning and build on those skills each Year.
The idea behind this is so that our children feel they are building on prior knowledge and can identify their learning from previous years. From developing these skills through out each year group, our children will be able to focus on being more creative, using their own ideas and implementing skills and techniques. Our aim is to allow our children to develop a sense of independence, be more creative and to be more confident in their approach to Art and Design.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Long Term Plans
Art in action at Dean Bank 2021-2022
Autumn 2021 – Investigating artists
As part of the art curriculum, children spend time studying and evaluating the work of famous artists to inspire them with ideas for their own creations. Here are some of the children’s thoughts linked to the collage work.
Nov 2021 – Drawing
Children have also enjoyed developing printing and drawing skills in their art lessons this term.
Oct 2021 – Collage Across the School
Some classes have been developing their practical skills whilst focusing on collage work. They enjoyed studying the work of famous artists to see how they have created pictures using different materials and have tried to replicate some of the techniques in their own work.
Oct 2021 – Y5 Collage Investigation
Highlights from 2019-20