Goring Church of England (Aided) Primary School

ART

Goring CE Primary: Curriculum Intent: Art

At Goring CE Primary, we will provide an inspiring, practical Art curriculum which builds on children’s early creative experiences and their natural desire to express themselves. We will give children opportunities to explore and investigate a range of materials, to gain knowledge of these, to develop skills and techniques, which they can use to express their ideas, feelings and experiences.

The art curriculum is designed to be progressive allowing children to build on knowledge, skills and techniques year on year. The children will develop ideas whilst learning to use a range of materials competently (understanding their limitations and possibilities) and make art which focuses on a range of visual and tactile elements.

Children will learn about artists from different points of history and places in the world and begin to have an appreciation of how the context shapes the work of those artists. They will be encouraged to discuss their likes and dislikes about art work, developing and justifying their choices and preferences.

Curriculum Implementation

At Goring Primary School art is taught across the school. Each child has a sketchbook which follows them with their creative journey. We encourage children to take ownership of their sketchbook in order to foster their sense of creativity- making initial sketches, developing skills, recording ideas and developing opinions with annotations.

Throughout their journey, every child is given the opportunity to learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and digital art. They are introduced to a wide selection of artists, craftsmen and designers and are encouraged to critically reflect on their masterpieces. The children are encouraged to offer and accept constructive advice while looking at the work of their peers. The specific needs of the individuals are always of paramount importance to all teachers, especially the needs of SEND in the school.

Teachers follow a clear comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. This progression of skill provides the opportunity to build on the pupil’s prior knowledge. To support teaching, staff have access to a range of resources, planning and specific training in identified areas for development.

The governors liaise with the subject leader in order to monitor the impact of the art curriculum in Goring.

EYFS

Through Expressive Arts children are encouraged to explore different media, explore how media can be combined to create different effects and develop a range of skills and techniques experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Within the Early Years setting there is a continual provision of artistic resources which the children can access on a daily basis.

Mulberry Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4RN

01903 241 175

office@goringprimary.org