ACCRINGTON BENJAMIN HARGREAVES CE (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL
ART & DESIGN POLICY
We, at Benjamin Hargreaves, strive for excellence and enjoyment in education by providing a safe, secure, caring, family environment where individuals are valued and respected. We will endeavour to enable all children to reach their full potential, whilst growing in their love and understanding of the Christian faith.
Art & Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils can use colour, form, texture, and pattern and feel materials and process; to communicate what they see, feel and think. Art & Design is a foundation subject. This policy has been complied through consultation with staff and pupils. The following will be implemented by each member of staff with the co-ordinator, Head teacher and Governing body taking the overall responsibility.
To develop and extend pupils visual creativity, curiosity, enquiry and aesthetic sensitivity to the natural and man-made world, the National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Differentiation and Special Needs
By addressing the skills directed in Lancashire’s progression of Skills document we will ensure that in any Key Stage the activities of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, textiles, and 3D design are covered. We will ensure that pupils develop their creative ideas in both expressive and craft design contexts and that their work will be informed by visual investigation from direct observation and other reference materials. Pupils will develop skills in manipulating a range of art and design media using a diversity of scale. Opportunities will be provided for them to respond to themes and starting points, which will be, planned to develop skills in systematically applying the visual elements of art. The topic based curriculum will allow opportunities for a range of art to be covered, covering all the National Curriculum targets thus showing progression throughout the school. The study of work of artists, craftspeople and designers from the locality, the past and the present (both Western and non-Western) will be an integral part of practical art and design activities.
To ensure progression
In Key Stage 1 activities should introduce pupils to different ways in which the ideas and feeling are presented in a visual form.
1. Explore and develop ideas by drawing, collecting ideas and talking about them.
2. Try out a range of materials and tools for drawing, painting, collage, textiles, digital, media and printing.
3. Think and talk about our ideas as we work so that we can change things if we want to.
4. Learn and understand about colour, line, texture and shape by exploring them.
5. Look and talk about the work of other artists, craftworkers and designers.
Work should include examples of work from the locality, contemporary work and from a variety of periods and cultures. The selection should be made in order to develop pupils artistic experiences and knowledge and feelings and an appreciation of the richness of our diverse cultural heritage. (Visits to museums, galleries etc)
In Key Stage 2, activities should extend pupils’ understanding of how ideas and feelings are communicated in visual form. They should investigate the use of artistic elements in practical work including:-
1. Investigate, record and develop our ideas by collecting information in our sketch books
2. Learn to use different materials and tools (including ICT) to create our art work
3. Adapt our own work after discussing, comparing and learning from our own and others work
4. Learn more about the visual and tactile elements such as colour, line and shape etc and how to use them
5. Look at art, craft and design work from different times and cultures and use this to help in developing our own work.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Health and Safety
Assessment, reporting and recording
The Role of the Subject leader
Art stock cupboard – sugar paper, tissue paper, cellophane paper, materials, cotton, thread, needles, oil pastels, paintbrushes, pots, card, paper, glitter, cotton wool, clay, paints, water paints, glass paints. Art ideas. The library is also stocked with useful books relating to artists and techniques.
The effectiveness of the teaching and learning in art and design will be regularly monitored by the Headteacher and Subject leader. Subject leader will look at environment, lesson plans, observe lessons and interview children yearly. This will determine any support needed and will form an action plan to continue high standards are maintained the following year.
Date: December 2016
To be reviewed: December 2018