Subject Leader – Ms Lilley
At Easington C of E Primary School, we aim for all of our wonderful children to develop the roots to grow and the wings to fly. Through Art children will have the wings to fly by developing the confidence and independence to:
We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and kills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should know how art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Teaching and learning time:
Our mixed age classes have access to Kapow Primary Art and Design which ensures children are taught the Formal Elements of Art plus Art and Design skills through stand-alone Art and Design lessons. These skills are then applied and developed further in other units either in that year group, or later year groups building on prior learning.
Reception will teach a programme of work based on the Expressive Arts and Design strand as set out under the programmes of study in the new Statutory Reforms Document ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ Sept 2021.
Easington Church of England Schools EYFS Curriculum Map 2021-2022 ensures a progressive scheme of work for Reception children to experience on their learning journey towards the Early Learning Goals summative assessment judgements at the end of the reception year. Reception children are also given quality time and space through-out the year to allow children’s own creative interests and fascinations to flourish.
Key Stage 1
Pupils are taught:
About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught:
Ongoing assessments take place though-out the year. Teachers have access to Kapow’s assessment resources for each unit of work. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately. Assessments are analysed on a termly basis to inform and address any trends or gaps in attainment.
Children moving though reception are monitored through termly ‘Pupil Progress Meetings’ with SLT. These meetings help to identify children who may need intervention to support their learning journey moving towards summative ELG’s at the end of the year. Age related expectations are then shared with parents at the end of the reception year.