Hartwell Road, Roade, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN7 2NT

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ROADE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Aim High Reach for the Sky!

Art and Design

Art has a very important place in our curriculum. We see art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression and it provides opportunities for collaborative work.

It is an important form of cultural expression and, therefore, has significance and meaning for all our children. Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D designs, printmaking and digital media.

We have Art Days with a whole school focus developing skills and trying new ideas.

Our design and technology lessons encourage the designing and making of products to solve real and relevant problems. Our pupils learn to select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.

National Curriculum Art Programmes of Study

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-art-and-design-programmes-of-study  

School Mission Statement

At Roade Primary School our vision is to create a primary school that encourages its children to Aim high, reach for the sky! We want to help each child become a caring, confident and curious young person who has a passion for learning and achieving.   We will do this by supporting, guiding and inspiring our children through excellent teaching practices.  By working with our families, we will create an aspirational school community in which everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.

Intent

Art has a very important place in our school. We follow the EYFS Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum. We see art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression and it provides opportunities for collaborative work.  It is an important form of cultural expression and, therefore, has significance and meaning for all our children. Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D designs, printmaking and digital media. We believe that our pupils are given the opportunity to be inspired by great artists throughout history, learning about different techniques and skills and gain an appreciation of cultural heritage. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design.

Implementation

At Roade, we teach a skills-based art curriculum primarily linked to our topic work.  This can be found on our curriculum map. We also have art days with a whole school focus, developing skills and trying new ideas. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in the art lessons relating to the abilities and experience of the pupils. Our teaching at all levels includes opportunities for children to work individually, in pairs or in larger groups. Preliminary investigation work is shown through the use of sketch books and the pupils are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their work. School visits and trips are facilitated where appropriate to enhance the pupils’ understanding and skills further.

  • Foundation Stage

The children at this stage will be given space, materials and encouragement. They will be given opportunities to explore the characteristics of clay, papier mache, fabric and junk materials as they learn about themselves, others and their environment. They will explore the textures, movement, feel and look of different media and materials.

  • Key Stage 1

The children will be taught this subject by the class teacher during one afternoon session per week on alternate terms, alternating the subject with Design and Technology. Children will be given help to acquire a visual language which contains specific elements, including line, tone, colours, texture and form. They will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

  • Key Stage 2

The children will undertake one afternoon session per week on alternate terms. These children will build on their previous experiences. They will be given opportunities to develop their imagination and creativity, to make careful observational drawings and be encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings. They will be taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques and learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Impact

The impact of this curriculum will lead to each pupil progressing in their knowledge and skills throughout the school. The pupils will therefore leave Roade Primary school with a range of artistic skills and knowledge, enjoying a range of individual and collaborative activities and an outlet for creative expression. They should have an awareness of artists and craftspeople, and to be able to discuss the artworks they have come across. We would like our pupils to be confident to explore, experiment and take risks.