Art and Design
At Newbold Church School Art and Design is an important part of the children's entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. It is our wish through the implementation of our art curriculum that pupils will have the opportunity to experience the power of creativity as part of a rich and progressive curriculum where art lessons are sequenced to build on previous learning and secure new learning successfully.
At the heart of our teaching in art and design is the desire to engage, inspire and challenge all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Through studying a diverse range of artists pupils will learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Purpose of study
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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 each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
For more information please see the Art curriculum overview