At Priorswood Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Priorswood Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject. The children are taught Art as part of their termly curriculum. Areas covered include sculpture, printing, drawing, painting and textiles. More detail can be found in our Long Term plan. The work of famous local, national and international artists is explored to enhance the children's learning.
The impact of Art and Design at Priorswood is seen in a number of ways.
- On-going assessments take place throughout the year. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.
- Learning walks undertaken by the Art and Design lead and the school curriculum lead.
- Lesson observations
- Book scrutinies carried out by the Art and Design lead and the school curriculum lead.
- Discussions with children.
Records of these are kept in subject leader files and on the school drive.