Art and Design Technology

We consider Art and Design to be fundamental aspects of learning at Meldreth Primary School. 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 develop and grow, they should be able to become critical thinkers and develop a good understanding of different aspects of art and design. They should also explore the ways in which art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

At Meldreth Primary School we seek to inspire, engage and challenge pupils by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art. As they progress through the school they will develop a deeper understanding or art and design, exploring the impact it has on the contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.

 

The National Curriculum for Art & Design aims 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.

 

SUBJECT CONTENT

FOUNDATION STAGE

Pupils should be taught:

  • To exploring and use media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • To be imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.

KEY STAGE 1 Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;

 · About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 KEY STAGE 2

  • Pupils should be taught:To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  •  To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.