Every child is an artist…” Pablo Picasso “
At Offord Primary School we believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the knowledge, skills and concepts necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination. A high-quality art and design education will engage, inspire and challenge our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, recreate, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As they progress, our pupils will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design, understanding how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
It is the intent of Offord Primary School for Art and Design to be taught in all year groups, progressing through the strands of drawing, mixed media and painting. In each of the focused units our pupils will have the opportunity to explore artwork, practise skills, study an artist and create a final piece of artwork.
The teaching of Art and Design across the school is based on the National Curriculum ensuring a well-structured approach to this creative subject. Our Art and Design curriculum has been planned and structured with the assistance of The Cam Academy Trust primary lead for Art and design. This support enables staff to offer a high-quality art curriculum. The work of famous local, national and international artists is explored to enhance the children's learning. Artists are studied, and final artwork is based on developing skills from the chosen artist.
Assessment of children's learning in Art and Design is an ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher throughout lessons. This assessment is then used to inform the support and challenge required by the children. Art and Design is monitored by the subject leader through book monitoring, lesson observations and pupil interviews to discuss their learning and understanding and establish the impact of the teaching taking place.
Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
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