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At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes our curriculum offers a range of arts based activities to our children.
At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, we place a high value on Art as one of the most important forms of human creativity. We recognise that Art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through teaching and learning about great artists and designers, and the works they have created, our pupils will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of the world in which they live.
- To build an Art curriculum which develops learning and results in pupils knowing more and remembering more.
- To have an understanding and appreciation of art and how and why it is made.
- To develop the skills and flair needed to express their ideas and produce intended outcomes in their own art work.
- We have a clear, comprehensive and cross-curricular scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Teaching and Learning shows progression across all key stages within the strands of Art.
- Children have access to key knowledge, language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply this to their practical work in Art.
- Children are exposed to work by artists and craftworkers who will inspire them and enable them consider and experiment with a range of techniques, compositions and dimensions.
- Teachers demonstrate techniques and provide opportunities for children to explore these using a range of media.
- Children collect their ideas, research, experimentation and designs in their own sketchbooks.
- Work is produced, evaluated, celebrated and displayed to the highest standard.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their academic year.
- Children will retain knowledge about their focus artists for each unit of work and speak about them with confidence.
- Children will understand what being an ‘artist’ means.
- Children will be able to articulate their preferences with reasons and respect that art is subjective.
- Children will understand that being an artist takes determination and perseverance.
- Children will be able to express their ideas through art and produce their intended outcomes.
We are aiming to achieve the Artsmark, as awarded by Arts Council England.
Artsmark has been designed by schools, for schools, to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance. As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision whatever the starting point.