Art and Design
“All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso
Art is a fantastic way for children of all ages to express themselves and be creative.
The teaching of art should equip children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design – National Curriculum 2014
Here at Dunsville Primary School, exploring art starts in Early Years from Nursery to Reception and is built into the curriculum throughout the rest of school from Year 1 to Year 6.
Our aim is to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and to ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills is taught, ensuring the children gain the competence to control materials and tools, develop a knowledge of significant artists, to show awareness of the purposes of art and begin to develop an awareness of the visual and tactile elements that surround the subject.
The art and design curriculum at Dunsville Primary School is based upon the 2014 National Curriculum, which provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills taught in each Key Stage. The teachers plan lessons for their classes using our ‘Breadth Map’, making sure the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.
There are eight formal elements which make up a piece of art and are developed progressively throughout each of the year groups; colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape, form and space.
The following documents provide an overview of the Art curriculum at Dunsville;
Breadth Map for Art
Art and Design Policy
Art at Dunsville
The aims of teaching art in school is to encourage the children to develop the enjoyment and skills of drawing, painting, sculpture and other techniques.
As a school, we enjoy celebrating the art that is created through displays, themed weeks and the children’s work produced in their own sketchbooks.
Our Sculpture Day
We were very lucky to be chosen to take part in a ‘Sculpture Day’ with the support of Art UK and have a visiting Artist come into school. The children had the opportunity to explore some of the work produced by ‘Hilary Cartmel’, which created a stimulus to support their own sculpture work during our Arts Week.
We held an Arts Exhibition in the hall to show off all of the children’s work.