Art & Design
At Liden Academy we recognise that 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.
At Liden Academy our intention is to nurture the natural curiosity of young children and instil a passion for learning about the world around them. Our aim is to inspire our children to push their own boundaries of creativity and develop their own ideas and designs so they can use their imagination and creativity to produce work they are proud of.
As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, and achieved through the use of three yearly projects per year group, and whole school craft days. Stimulating activities will provide a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum across the key stages.
We aim 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.
Class teachers are responsible for teaching art and design, although there will be times when professional artists/helpers will be involved in the teaching of the topic.
Our children will enjoy the self-expression that they experience in both Art and Design.
They will show a keen, eager attitude to learn new skills and work hard to perfect those shown to them.
Through a cross-curricular approach, children will express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding in other subjects.
Children will be able to develop ideas from looking at the work of others and famous pieces of artwork giving opinions. They will develop the key skills of commenting, adapting, exploring, collecting and responding.
Art & Design EYFS to Y6 – Curriculum Map
Printing EYFS to Y6 – Progression
Drawing EYFS to Y6 – Progression
Sculpture EYFS to Y6 Progression
Painting EYFS to Y6 Progression