Art & Design
Our intent is for art and design to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
By the time our pupils leave our school, they will have:
- the skills, knowledge and imagination to create their own works of art;
- experience and confidence with using a range of art forms;
- the ability to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile way;
- experience of various artists, art forms and famous art works and the ability to critically reflect on these and their own pieces of work.
At Stamford Bridge Primary School, these skills are embedded from the beginning of their school journey. While it is essentially a practical subject, art and design also provides wider opportunities to inspire children to explore their creative side and become passionate about the subject. Alongside our teaching in school, we provide broader curriculum opportunities, such as: educational visits from artists, sketching real objects/places on educational visits, cross-curricular art work, extra-curricular clubs, whole school learning days and mixed age and key stage events.
Underpinned by the aims of the National Curriculum, and through liaison with our secondary colleagues, we have ensured our art and design curriculum is dedicated to allowing the children to express their creativity and inspire their minds. Topics are devised following the National Curriculum and through consultation with children and staff of the school. As a staff team, we ensure learning is planned to take into account prior knowledge and understanding of skills by using this progressive skills document.
There is great pleasure to be derived from art and design and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
Whole School Self Portraits
Across the school, the children drew self-portraits. Each class chose how they were going to be presented - the children were able to express their individuality and showed the amazing art skills they had learned.
Owl Class (Year 1)
In Owl Class, the children were lucky enough to meet the visiting artist, Cath Inglis, who demonstrated creating pastel landscapes to the children.