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.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
Our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum. This will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential at The Lea Primary & Nursery School. It will develop children’s abilities and understanding of their own and others cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history. By teaching our children about great artists and artworks they can learn the visual language as well as applying their critical thinking skills. We encourage creativity in our children’s art books, which are designed to gather information, explore and develop skills and record responses. Our curriculum allows children to create art work with a real purpose in terms of displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.
Some examples of art from our school:-