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Art & Design

Art and Design in KS2

'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.' (National Curriculum 2014)

 

Throughout KS2 pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. They should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

At Foxdell we encourage our children to see themselves as artists. They are encouraged to experiment, plan and create their own works of art. They have opportunities to think critically as they develop an understanding of the language of art and design and learn how to evaluate and improve their own work and the work of others. Children use a variety of different materials and techniques to produce artwork such as 3D modelling, printing, painting, sketching, collage, computer generated art and textiles. They are also introduced to a range of artists and styles of art, to inspire them within their own artwork. Children from all year groups have the opportunity to work with a visiting artist and participate in planned arts events.  

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