At St. Michael’s, we aim to enable children to express their creativity and imagination through our Art and Design curriculum. Our intention is to teach children the skills required to create individual and unique pieces of Art that reflect their understanding of the world.
Early Years Foundation Stage
In EYFS, pupils are encouraged to share their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through Art, dance and music. They experiment with colour, design and texture by using a variety of tools and materials.
Key Stage One
Children will analyse the form, content and process that a variety of different artists use and link this to their own artwork.
They will develop their ideas and imagination through drawing, sculpting and painting using a variety of techniques involving colour, pattern, texture, line and shape.
Children will record their thoughts and ideas in sketchbooks.
Key Stage Two
Children are encouraged to develop their drawing, painting and sculpting techniques and creativity further through experimentation with a different range of materials (for example charcoal, clay, chalk)
Pupils take ownership of their sketchbooks and are encouraged to use them as a space to freely express, create, develop and learn.
We will continue to introduce influential Artists and Architects from history.
We strive to place an emphasis on individuality and children will be given the freedom to explore art using their imaginations.
St. Michael’s aims to establish creative learners, who understand the influential artists of the world. Children will have embedded the key art and design skills set out in the National Curriculum to allow them to produce unique pieces of Art. Creativity will be celebrated through Art Exhibitions and displays throughout the school.