Art & Design
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.
- Pupils should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
- Pupils 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.
Organised trips to Art Galleries like The National Gallery enable our children to see the original works of well-known artists.
Art & Design in EYFS:
Development matters is centred on a developing a child’s learning between the ages of 3 to 5 where they start to explore and play, actively learn and think critically.
The expectations in Art and Design are:
- Expression through a variety of mediums, techniques and artistic perspectives.
- Exploration and use of media and materials opens opportunities to experiment with a colour mixing, working with a variety of textures, manipulating materials to achieve a planned effect and construct with a purpose in mind. It also expects a level of expertise in using simple tools competently and appropriately.
- Being Imaginative to create simple representations of events, people and objects, the ability to express feelings, use their own ideas of Art and Design and realise their art practically.
Key Stages 1 & 2:
When planning Art we are careful to include all our students
- in the process of exploring and developing ideas
- investigating and making art, craft and design
- evaluating our work by discussing how to develop our ideas further.
To help us in this process to learn about techniques like drawing, designing and making images and artefacts, painting, making collages, printing, using digital media, textiles and sculpture.
- we refer to artists and designers through history
- collaborate with a local of artists and designers
Take One Picture:
Every Year we take part in The National Gallery’s Take One Picture Scheme where the Gallery chooses one of their own pictures to inspire cross-curricular work in Primary Schools across the country. On many occasions our children have produced work at such a high standard that their projects have been showcased at the National Gallery itself. It is a great way of celebrating our children’s work on such a public and well respected platform. As a school we also enjoy to celebrating all our Take One Picture projects at the end of every academic year, inviting our family and friends to share in our success.
Music Curriculum Statement
At Kenmont Primary School, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop skills and appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. We embrace the National Curriculum purpose of study which states:
“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupil’s progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.”
National Curriculum 2014
The objectives of teaching music at Kenmont Primary School are to:
- Encourage our children’s understanding and enjoyment of music through an active involvement in listening, composing and performing;
- Provide the opportunity for children to develop their individual skills, sharing experience and cooperating with others;
- Help children to develop an awareness of musical traditions and developments from a variety of cultures.