Art and Design at St. Luke's
Our school vision is:
At St. Luke’s, we offer a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the knowledge required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and pattern making. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. They will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering knowledge progression, skills and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development. This progression grid can support any subject leader or teacher of art to ensure progression of knowledge and skills.
Each year group will cover art & design linked to their topic, this will also be based on the knowledge progression for that particular year group, teachers will then assess the children’s progress and development on depth of learning which will also ensure any gaps or knowledge that need to be covered. Each key stage focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest in the subject as well as acquiring new knowledge. The lessons we have suggested develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across our school. Through talking to the children it is clear to see that it is definitely a popular subject with lots of children. Teachers have higher expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, knowledge and processes specified. Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world. Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children will then show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.