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Art and Design

Our pupils at Crowton engage with Art through being immersed with relevant, fun and meaningful high-quality experiences across the whole of the curriculum. This full understanding enables them to become experts in their subject and allow them to creatively explore new ideas and bring the topic to life. Art is explored using a variety of media, where children can investigate new and alternative techniques and styles from a range of artists. Sketch books are incorporated in key stage two to record experiences and imagination so that pupils have space to develop ideas and demonstrate how their artistic ability has progressed.

An aesthetically pleasing environment for learning encourages children to value their own work and the work of others; display around school is therefore an important feature to the teaching of Art at Crowton. 

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers who have had an impact on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.

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Curriculum intent

Pupils are also encouraged to identify different kinds of art through the work of artists, craftspeople, and designers in both contemporary life and in different times and cultures

  • Building an Art curriculum which develops learning and encourages children to be creative and reflective learners.
  • Helping our children to form an art and design appreciation where the progressive design of the curriculum helps them to know more and remember more
  • Relating each topic to previously studied topics to form a strong, meaningful scheme of work.
  • Promoting the children’s mental and physical development and enable children to express themselves through visual art.
  • Designing a progressive curriculum with key skills and subject knowledge.
  • Studying the work of artists around the world and the impact they have.
  • Developing the children’s cultural understanding in a range of contexts

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Implementation

Our Art curriculum is developed so that it:

  • Is a progressive curriculum interlinking other subjects (cross-curricular) to enhance pupils' understanding of key skills and concepts based on evidence in sketch books and displayed work around the school
  • Supports our children to develop and strengthen connections to form an art opinion by encouraging them to make links, build on prior learning and experiences, reflect, retrieve information that they have been taught and make their own links.
  • Encourages exposure to the outdoor world; educational visits and visitors where suitable to develop learning experiences. 
  • Develops and strengthens new skills whilst mastering previously learnt skills and knowledge.  Sketch books are used for children to annotate and experiment with their own ideas
  • Enables a range of different artists are looked as a focus, linked to other learning in the curriculum, to provide a balanced knowledge and understanding of key concepts and skills developing the children’s cultural capital
  • Encourages Children to pause and reflect and critique each other's work.

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Impact

  • Children understand how to use and apply skills learnt in art in other areas of the curriculum.
  • Leaders are able to see progression clearly across the school and ensure that children are being given the opportunity to develop their skills fully.
  • Children learn to become reflective and be able to discuss and critique others' work.
  • Children will be inspired and confident to make links.
  • Sketch book monitoring - ensures that a comparative judgement in comparing a pupil’s work over time can be made
  • Children feel their work is valued as it is displayed in and around the school

Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Bettley (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230

admin@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk