Art and Design
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.
At Lord Street we want children to think and act creatively so they enjoy the journey that art and design can take them on. We want them to grow to appreciate the importance of art, now and throughout history, in a global, national and local context. Lord Street aims to inspire artists of the future who experience a range of media and techniques and who are passionate about creating their own works of art.
Children at Lord Street will expand their knowledge, skills and understanding through these ‘Big Ideas’:
- Developing Ideas and Communicating Artistically
- Mastering Techniques
- Taking Inspiration
The curriculum is designed to suit the needs and interests of our pupils. Opportunities are created for repeated practice and consolidation of skills, alongside opportunities to introduce new materials and concepts to feed and excite the creative process. Progression is planned into the curriculum and is shown against three key milestones at the end of year two, year four and year six.
Assessments will take place on an ongoing basis throughout each art project/topic. This will often consist of conversations between teachers and pupils, which will feed into the process of reflection and evaluation. This makes assessment meaningful, and a useful tool to further the learning and development of each individual pupil. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the evidence we have of children's achievements against our milestones. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgments about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.