At Staveley Junior School, we believe that Art and Design should give children the knowledge and skills necessary to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form.
We offer a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas, explore the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become increasingly confident and skilled in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists and designers. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.
While it is essentially a practical subject, Art and Design should provide opportunities for reflection and children should be encouraged to make critical responses of their own work and that of others.