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 skills 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 also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
How is art taught at Colville?
We teach art at regular points through the year. Each year group class will have a block of art lessons per term. These blocks are often, but not always, linked to their main class topic. Art lessons follow a set of stands that we think are vital for understanding art and design. Pupils are regularly exposed to familiar and different artists, use an increasingly wider range of materials and pose questions about similarities and differences. Running alongside these strands is the sequential curriculum map where skills are practiced and honed over time. We aim for students to see developments in their painting, sculpture and pencil skills along the same lines as their progress in calculating and handwriting. This culminates in pupils at the end of Key Stage Two who enjoy creating their own art, craft and design and go to secondary school feeling they are artists.