Art & Design at Friars
It is our intent at Friars Primary School to provide pupils with a high-quality art curriculum, which develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Our curriculum provides children with an opportunity to experience all art forms: painting, 3D designs and print making, and pupils are encouraged to experiment with a range of different materials and techniques. Opportunities to practise art and design techniques when using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space are embedded across the Art curriculum. Drawing is used to underpin the art curriculum across the school.
We want our children to know how Art & Design has contributed to our culture and understanding of our history and our diverse world. They explore a variety of artists and their styles to include traditional and more contemporary artists. The children have opportunities to take inspiration from these artists and create their own artworks in their particular styles. Children are given the opportunity within lessons to work on their own and collaborate with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales.
We expect children to be able to investigate a piece of art and to have an understanding of it, question it, make comparisons and make critical judgements. We equip them with the skills required to have an understanding of the language of art and design, enabling them to describe what they see and to provide evidence for their observations.
- Art is delivered termly (alternating with D&T) and where possible links to other subjects being taught within the same term
- All year groups will cover drawing, painting, print, textiles, 3D work and multimedia.
- Drawing is used as the focus point of and for assessment and underpins the teaching and learning of all art forms
- A broad range of artists and craft makers are investigated across the school in order to develop the children’s understanding of art as a form of communication
Links are made between art and DT (and where applicable other curricular areas) where disciplines naturally cross over and children are encouraged to make links between these and their own work.