Art and Design
At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery school, we value Art and Design as an important element to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend key skills. Moreover, it gives children an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
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.
The teaching and implementation of Art and Design Curriculum at Chiseldon Primary and Nursery school is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
The children are taught Art as a part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include sculpture, printing based on topic work, Cave paintings, WW1 propaganda posters, painting, Pop Art, Banksy Graffiti stencils and specific Artists. More detail can be found on our Curriculum overview.
The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning. The children’s learning is further enhanced when we take part in whole school art events when the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.
Ongoing assessments take place throughout the year. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately. Year group expectations are reported to parents in the end of year report. This data is analysed on a termly basis to inform and address any trends or gaps in attainment. Children in Foundation Stage are assessed within Expressive Arts and Design and their progress is tracked termly. Age related expectation levels are reported to parents at the end of the reception year.