Art & Design Curriculum Overview

Art 1Aims

The national curriculum for art and 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.

Art 2  Art 3  Art 4

At The John Moore Primary School, we are committed to providing all children with the opportunities to engage and succeed in the Arts, regardless of background, language and or special needs through high quality, differentiated teaching.

We encourage children to share and explore both their own and new diverse cultural experiences in the Arts and we aim to enable children to achieve high standards through a creative and enriching   curriculum.  We are passionate about developing and promoting the Arts through an enjoyable,       creative and cross curricular approach. As well as focussed high quality teaching of the National   Curriculum Programmes of Study in classes, we enrich our children’s learning and experiences of the Arts through a range of school time and after school specialist club opportunities. We are also committed to   providing opportunities for our pupils to share and perform their abilities and talents in the Arts both during a range of events in school and in the wider community.

The Arts curriculum is taught in a flexible way throughout the school. Within each Key Stage and Year Group, art, music and dance are taught both explicitly and through cross-curricular links. Dance is taught explicitly in Key Stage 1 and 2, both by school staff and occasionally by specialist teachers. Such specialist teaching also serves as high quality CPD for our staff, who are always present during lessons.

Art and Design Curriculum Map

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