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Ropsley CE Primary School

Ropsley CE Primary School

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Art and Design


"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before."  Neil Gaiman

Our Intent:

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.

Our Implementation:
Art lessons across the school are taught following the Kapow scheme of work with some units added or slightly adapted by our Art co-ordinator. Our lessons follow a similar structure across school: 

The formal elements of art (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour) and skills are taught discretely in each year group, with the techniques being further developed and applied within topics and our independent learning time. Sketchbooks are used for exploration and recording and support pupils to reflect on their achievements and improve.

A broad range of inspiring arts and craftspeople are introduced to pupils from a variety of historical and cultural backgrounds.

All lessons build on prior learning and teachers support children to learn and remember more through:

•  Knowledge organisers which outline sticky learning, including the vocabulary all children must master.

•  A carefully planned progression of knowledge and skills which can be seen below.

•  Trips and visits from specialists who will enhance the learning experience and inspire pupils.

•  Displays are built into our SoW demonstrating to pupils that art is a valued part of our curriculum.

A range of visits and visitors and planned to raise the profile of art across the school.

Extra curricula opportunities for art.

Art and Design forms part of the school’s curriculum policy that provides a broad and balanced education for all pupils, whatever their ability and individual need. Staff strive to meet the needs of all pupils with special educational needs, disabilities, special gifts and talents, and of those learning English as an additional language. The curriculum enables all pupils to have access to the full range of activities while studying Art and Design.