Art at Trinity Primary School plays a key part in our broad and rich curriculum. We value the importance of a high-quality art education and recognise this is essential to developing children’s 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. We are passionate about encouraging curiosity, creativity and wonder in our children and developing children holistically. We intend to do this by giving children opportunities to become aware of their own artistic creativity by producing creative work, exploring their ideas, recording their experiences and having opportunities in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. This starts in our Early Years Foundation Stage where our children learn through first hand experiences based on interest led play; our children love to explore the world around them and develop their sense of self. Our curriculum in Key Stage 1 builds upon these principles and encourages children to begin developing themselves as artists, exploring their feelings and creativity through independent and adult led exploration. In Key Stage 2, our children continue to think and work like artists, by thinking critically and developing a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Children are encouraged to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; know about great artists, craft makers and designers.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about. We value our children as independent learners who have their own thoughts and we promote that through dedicated discussion time within our art learning. This allows vocabulary to be explored and further embedded.
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