Art and Design

Pictures of school art hanging on fence

Curriculum Intent for Art

Our principal aim is that children leave Beckley CE Primary School with a wide range of happy and rich memories in Art and Design formed through interesting and exciting experiences driven through vehicles that enhance a child’s awareness of their own abilities and strengths as a learner; thereby ensuring that children see learning in Art and Design as an ongoing process, not a one-off event.

Children will meet the National Curriculum expectations in Art and Design, which will be taught by knowledgeable staff who will support children to develop mastery of concepts and inspire enthusiasm and interest in Art and Design.

Opportunities will exist for children of all ages to experience learning beyond the classroom. This will allow them to enrich their knowledge by, for example, visits to art galleries, artists/designers to visit school, historical places of artistic relevance, local craft workshops/exhibitions and architectural places of

Children will develop a deep understanding of the Art and Design they are They will increasingly use their prior knowledge to solve problems and develop the sophistication of Art and Design, growing as successful learners. In Art and Design, children will develop as confident individuals, building the skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Children will develop the skills to be able to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of Art and Design. Children will develop a real understanding and appreciation of the world learning from the best that has been developed and said, increasingly becoming caring citizens. For example, Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky.

Children will know how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of nations.

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