Art and Design
Hello! I’m Miss Hass, and I am the Art and Design Lead for Gorringe Park Primary School.
Our Art and Design Curriculum
At Gorringe Park, we endeavour to promote self-expression through the exploration of a range of artistic mediums that unite our diverse school community while promoting individuality. Through the development of knowledge and careful progression of personal skills, an outlet will be provided to enable children to be in tune with their well –being and artistic qualities in a non-judgemental environment.
Art and Design lessons focus on using skills and tapping into the unknown, providing new and developing old experiences to another level, making children breathe as it provides a different kind of happiness for all. Achievement is personal and self-recognition of development is paramount for developing attainment.
By providing engaging lessons, children will build a wealth of skills to be confident sculptors, painter, artists, graphic designers because creativity is about thinking outside the box because art is not about the final product – it’s about: the journey we take to get there, who we are and how it has affected us. Art is a chance to express ourselves.
Due to our regularly evaluated curriculum, children are regularly engaging in music and arts. They have a minimum of 36 lessons throughout a school year. Teachers are supported with how to deliver, organise and plan activities that are fully engaging for all individuals and build on the progression of previous skills. Children are able to confidently self evaluate, express their feelings about their experiences comment on their learning journeys.
We have a dedicated Arts team compiled of the subject lead, teachers and the Chair of Governors to help promote arts in our school as we journey on the first stage of the Artsmark process to show our commitment to enriching our children’s artistic experiences and attainments.
In our Art and Design lessons at Gorringe Park we aim to:
- produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording our 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 art forms.
Early Years Foundation Stage
By the end of the Foundation Stage children will be able to:
- Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form, and function
- Share their creations, explaining the process they have used
- Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants
Key Stage 1
Pupils will be taught:
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- 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.
Key Stage 2
Pupils will be 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 will be taught:
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- 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]
- about great artists, architects and designers in history.