At Yealand CE Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in art and design both inside the classroom and outside in God’s natural world. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. A high-quality Art and design education therefore provide opportunities through deeper understanding and cultural richness and diversity with an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Using the programmes of study from the National Curriculum and the skills through our Dimensions Curriculum it is our aim to ensure that all pupils:
Have access to a high-quality art and design education which engages, inspires and challenges our pupils.
Have the knowledge and skills too experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences with the ability to express their ownresponses, feelings and ideas using visual, tactile, verbal and written means where appropriate.
Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
Evaluate and analyse creative works using the specialist vocabulary of art, craft and design
Know about great artists, craft makers and designers past and present, and understand the historical andcultural development of their art forms