Art and Design
At Charles Saer Community School, we embrace opportunities for children to build upon developing art skills and explore a range of media during their time with us.
Art and Design in the Early Years
In the Early Years, children are encouraged to experiment with different media and materials and to explore different ways of representing their experiences.
Using “Development Matters” to track progress, staff provide children with opportunities to develop their artistic skills, knowledge and understanding.
(Photos with linked development matters statements)
Art and Design in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
We have developed a creative approach to our curriculum using “Cornerstones” units. Through this, art and design is delivered either as a focus for a unit or as cross-curricular linked activities, following the National Curriculum programmes of study.
Art and Design National Curriculum Aims
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
By the end of Key stage 1, children should be able:
- 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
- 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
Photographs of KS1 Art work
By the end of Key stage 2, children should be able:
- to create 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]
- to know about great artists, architects and designers in history
Pupils should be taught to 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.
Photographs of KS2 Art work