Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

Art and Design

Our Art and Design curriculum allows pupils to nurture their creativity and develop the confidence to invent their own works of art. Pupils will be inspired by the work of artists and craftspeople throughout history, as well as learning about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and different cultures beyond this. These experience will inform their own ideas, interests and allow them to express their own thoughts about the world. Our Art and Design curriculum incorporates four strands that are developed within each year group. These are: Making Skills, Formal Elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour), Knowledge of artists and Evaluating. They are also encouraged to generate their own ideas. Throughout this process, they will learn to evaluate and think critically, as well as learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions so their art outcomes are personal and unique to them. 

Our scheme of work enables all pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the National Curriculum. Our long term curriculum ensures a range of units are covered to allow skills to be taught discreetly, as well as units which give pupils’ the opportunity to apply these skills. Our Art and Design curriculum allows for clear progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary for each year group to be seen and allows pupils to revisit and build on their previous learning. 

Art Curriculum Map

Making Skills

Within this strand pupils learn:

  • - 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.
  • - To create and use 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].

Formal Elements

Within this strand pupils learn:

  • - 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.
  • - 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]. 

Knowledge of Artists

Within this strand pupils learn:

  • - 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.
  • - About great artists, architects and designers in history.

Some of the different artists we have looked at are:

 

Evaluating

Within this strand pupils learn:

  • - 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.
  • - About great artists, architects and designers in history.

Sky Arts Week - June

Click on the picture below to see what we got up to.