Curriculum Intent (Vision)
At Manor Field, we value art and design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to stimulate the children’s curiosity and create rich learning environments, where children are encouraged to enhance their skills learning experiences through expression and exploration. A quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to think critically, as well as enabling them to reflect on how art and design shapes, and contributes to, our history and culture, and that of others. Art enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
We aim to ensure that, by the end of Key Stage 2, children are able to:
Implementation of the curriculum
At Manor Field, our art and design curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, as well as other experiences and opportunities which best meet the needs of our children. Lessons are planned to enable progression and vocabulary is taught and modelled explicitly.
Impact of our curriculum
The structure of the art curriculum ensures that children are able to develop their knowledge and understanding of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of times and cultures and apply this knowledge to their own work. The effective use of sketchbooks means that children are able to review, modify and develop their initial ideas in order to achieve high quality outcomes. Children learn to understand and apply the key principles of art: line, tone, texture, shape, form, space, pattern, colour, contrast, composition, proportion and perspective. The opportunity for children to refine and develop their techniques over time is supported by effective lesson sequencing and progression between year groups.
Classroom displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their artwork and the school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in art, demonstrating the subject’s high status in the school.
Our Topic Overviews are currently under review.
Art and Design Knowledge Planners, 2020-2021: