At Higham, the intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other works of art. Through a series of lessons which offer skills and knowledge progression, children will develop their interest and curiosity about the subject, have the opportunity to ask questions and will demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways.
Each key year group focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest in the subject as well as acquiring new knowledge and skills. Carefully planned and delivered teaching and learning allows pupils to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Children will learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Creativity, through art, craft and design is valued and celebrated by the school community. Teachers have high expectations and quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. Children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the skills and processes taught. Through their wide ranging studies of art and design, children will develop their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them. Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and the work of others. Children will show improved resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills in this subject.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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